Guest Authors: Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb are guest hosts of #LitChat on October 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. ET. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login to our dedicated channel at www.tweetchat.com/room/litchat.
August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.
But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…
Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?
Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…
Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Memory of Violets and The Girl Who Came Home, for which she received the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award. Her third novel The Girl from the Savoy was an Irish Times and Globe & Mail Canada bestseller, and was shortlisted for the BGE Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. The Cottingley Secret and Last Christmas in Paris will be published in 2017.
Hazel was selected by US Library Journal as one of ‘Ten Big Breakout Authors’ for 2015 and her work has been translated into several languages. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland.
Heather Webb is the nationally acclaimed author of BecomingJosephineand Rodin’s Lover,which have sold in multiple countries worldwide. In 2015, Rodin’s Lover was a Goodreads Top Pick. In addition to novel writing, Heather works with aspiring authors as a professional freelance editor and teaches craft courses at a local college. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty bunny.
Follow Hazel Gaynor on Twitter: @hazelgaynor.
Follow Heather Webb on Twitter: @msheatherwebb.