The Black Swan of Paris

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Mira Books, 2020 - Fiction - 480 pages
A captivating story of estranged sisters reunited by a devastating war and the race to save their mother's life

Paris, 1944

Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smoke screen. An unwilling darling to the Nazis, the chanteuse's position of privilege also has its advantages--such as going undetected as an ally to undercover British officer Captain Max Ryan as part of the resistance.

What Max doesn't know is that Genevieve's estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is among the underground group recently captured by Nazis. It won't be long before the Gestapo forces sensitive information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming Allied invasion, so Max has been tasked with silencing her by any means necessary--including assassination. Terrified by this deadly threat, Genevieve secretly plots to rescue Lillian.

There may be seven bitter years of distance between Genevieve and her sister, Emmy, but as the clock runs down on their mother's life, a shared determination to keep the frayed fabric of their family intact reunites them. If only they can navigate the perilous crosscurrents of occupied France undetected--and in time.

Deftly portraying the impossible choices faced in wartime, bestselling author Karen Robards vividly illuminates three women's strength, courage and capacity for unconditional love.

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User Review  - alekee - LibraryThing

This book grabbed me, I could almost smell the fear and see the horrors that were being perpetrated on Europe and in this book France during this terrible time in history. The author gives us a young ... Read full review

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Famed, beautiful Parisian singer Genevieve Dumont uses her alliance with the Resistance to rescue her mother from the Nazis in Robards’s thrilling latest (after The Fifth Doctrine). As the darling of ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Karen Robards was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 24, 1954. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Her first novel, Island Flame, was published in 1981, when she was 24 years old. Since then, she has written more than 40 contemporary and historical romances including To Love a Man, Sea Fire, One Summer, Irresistible, Whispers at Midnight, Guilty, Shameless, and Sleepwalker. She has received six Silver Pen Awards, two Waldenbooks Wally Awards, one Romantic Times award, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been named to the Romantic Times Romance Writers Hall of Fame. She has written a number of series, including The Banning Sisters and Charlotte Stone. Her title's, The Last Kiss Goodbye and Hush made The New York Times best seller list.

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