Paris Never Leaves You (by Ellen Feldman) … very moving WWII historical fiction

WWII historical fiction books are my new favorite and I really looked forward to reading this book.  You will experience life through Charlotte and her daughter, Vivi’s, time during WWII and after they escape to the United States.  It was interesting to read about the anti-semitism views in the US and something I was aware of, but had not given much thought.  It made my heart ache to think of the prejudices Vivi experienced.

The author does a great job of handling the back-and-forth of the two timelines.  I enjoyed that Vivi is encouraged to discover more about her heritage which, in turn, forces Charlotte to face her past and reveal her secrets.  Very moving story that I really enjoyed!

Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin’s Griffin for my advanced review copy.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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