Fans of historical fiction set in wartime Paris will have much to take away from this latest novel by M.K. Tod.
Title: Paris in Ruins by M.K. Tod
Category: Adult Fiction, 370 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Heath Street Publishing
Release date: March 30, 2021
Contact Rating: PG-13 + M (Images of war, violence and devastation)
Paris 1870. Raised for a life of parties and servants, Camille and Mariele have much in common, but it takes the horrors of war to bring them together to fight for the city and people they love.
A few weeks after the abdication of Napoleon III, the Prussian army lays siege to Paris. Camille Noisette, the daughter of a wealthy family, volunteers to nurse wounded soldiers and agrees to spy on a group of radicals plotting to overthrow the French government. Her future sister-in-law, Mariele de Crécy, is appalled by the gaps between rich and poor. She volunteers to look after destitute children whose families can barely afford to eat.
Somehow, Camille and Mariele must find the courage and strength to endure months of devastating siege, bloody civil war, and great personal risk. Through it all, an unexpected friendship grows between the two women, as they face the destruction of Paris and discover that in war women have as much to fight for as men.
War has a way of teaching lessons—if only Camille and Mariele can survive long enough to learn them.
About the Author
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