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The Last Train from Paris

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Set against the chilling backdrop of Nazi occupied Paris in 1944, The Last Train From Paris tells the story of the forbidden love between a French solider and a Russian ballerina. While apprenticing for Henri Matisse, the young solider meets Natasha, a Russian ballerina who becomes his creative muse. When a Nazi officer forces his attentions on Natasha, she must feign ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Greenleaf Book Group
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Jan 24, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
“The Last Train From Paris” is set in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944. It tells the story of Jean-Luc and Natasha. Jean-Luc is a struggling French artist who hates the German occupants but remains largely in the dark of what all is going on, especially to the Jews in France. He considers chasing women more important than work, but grudgingly takes a job when his landlady tells him she badly needs his rent money. His mentor gets him a job apprenticing for Henri Matisse, painting the scenery for a ...more
A novel about Paris, not just the beautiful "City of the Lights," but a city captured and terrorized in the grip of a hostile German army in WWII, this is a book I couldn't help dying to read. I love Paris above all European cities, and my heart just stops at the thought of anyone destroying a single piece of its architecture or fine arts.

So, I could hardly wait to tell you that this book will leave you breathless and pensive. From the very first paragraphs you will be taken in to the epic stor
Jan 01, 2016 April rated it really liked it
"The Last Train From Paris" by Stacy Cohen is an agonizing and heart-wrenching romance set in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II.

Jean-Luc Beauchamp is a struggling artist living in his own world where the Nazi's exist in his periphery, but have had very little impact on his day-to-day life. This changes when he meets Natasha, a ballerina, and falls deeply and desperately in love. Unfortunately her beauty has also caught the eye of a vicious Nazi officer, Oberst Lorenz, and Natasha must dis
Mar 31, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
The epic love story The Last Train from Paris, written by Stacy Cohen, takes us on a heart wrenching and intense journey through Nazi occupied Paris. The story is about Jean-Luc Beauchamp a flourishing artist and love interest muse Natasha, a talented ballet dancer.

Romance flourishes between the two; catapulting them into a world of bliss. But before too long that world is shattered by a Nazi solider who also has eyes for Natasha. As Jean- Luc joins the Allied forces to fight for Frances libera
Jan 24, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. It was a very quick read and you can’t help but get caught up in it (I unintentionally took an hour-long break instead of a 15 minute one at work because I just had to know what happened next - oops). If you enjoy historical fiction and you’re a fan of art (especially if you like Joan Miró and Henri Matisse, who are both characters in the novel), you’ll probably like this book. I love both so it was a win-win for me. It’s set in Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII and is ...more
Apr 29, 2011 lisa rated it liked it
I'm not entirely sure what to think of this book. I did not enjoy the story until well into the second half of the book. This was primarily due to the author's failure to adequately develop the characters, many of whom seemed unidimensional and almost caricaturish. I felt this seriously compromised the quality of the writing, diminishing what could otherwise have been a compelling story. However, I did enjoy the WWII history, and was terribly surprised at how the book ended. Thus all in all, ...more
Dec 01, 2014 Amy rated it did not like it
I've loved other books that have been set during the Nazi occupation of France, but I didn't love this one. I didn't care for any of the characters and didn't connect with any of them. I quit after 50 pages.
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Oct 16, 2009 Tom Jeffs rated it liked it
A romantic and tense novel of the Resistance in 1944 Paris. PLot interesting, characters not totally realistic. A good story worth reading. I would buy another book by this author
Mar 27, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
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I thought the book was well-written. I grew to love and hate characters based on the written word. However, I didn't like the ending.
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Stacy Cohen, author, philanthropist, and lifestyle consultant continues to bring her passion for love and life to everything she does. With her first novel, she creates a distinct voice that combines her passions for art, history, and the undying power of love.

Her last book on love and lifestyle, The Kosher Billionaire’s Secret Recipe, was an Amazon bestseller and earned her fans from some of the
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