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The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel.

The heiress . . .
The Resistance fighter . . .
The widow . . .
Three women whose fa
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ebook, 464 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by William Morrow
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Alexis Yes, Precious was Oppossum who entered the back of the bookshop to let Daisy know that she had to go elsewhere. When Daisy leaves for Switzerland, Pre…moreYes, Precious was Oppossum who entered the back of the bookshop to let Daisy know that she had to go elsewhere. When Daisy leaves for Switzerland, Precious becomes La Fleur. (less)
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Liz I agree with this question. So he returns from the war, is sick and with or without a letter does not go back to see for himself if Fleur ever went ba…moreI agree with this question. So he returns from the war, is sick and with or without a letter does not go back to see for himself if Fleur ever went back to the Ritz for him. Letter or not, I would have thought Kit's love for her would have him going there regardless. (less)

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Paige
I would describe this as primarily a mystery of family lineage with the thrill of untangling the relationships of the characters in the past set over three different time periods. Secondly, I describe this as a romance. Each of the main characters has their own romantic relationship that is flourishing.

Summary: In 1914, heiress Aurelie seeks to restructure her future while war breaks out. In 1942, Daisy joins the resistance though her husband works for the Nazi's. In 1964, shortly after her
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Bkwmlee
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three formidable women. Three different time periods. One hotel that connects their stories together. This is the premise of All the Ways We Said Goodbye , which is the latest work of historical fiction from the famous ‘Team W’ – authors Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White. I’m familiar with each of these 3 author’s works individually, however this is my first time reading one of their collaborative efforts (though I have their previous two collaborations on my bookshelf waiting ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: I stopped, noticing an unusual postage stamp on one of the envelopes. It was a red US airmail eight-cent stamp showing a picture of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. My name and address had been scribbled in barely comprehensible letters on the front in bold, black ink. Definitely not a graduate of a British boarding school then, so perhaps not a school friend of Kit's offering condolences.

I looked at the top left corner to read the return address. A. Bowdoin, Esq., Willig, Williams & White, 5
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Katie B
3.5 stars

I've been wanting to check out a book by this trio of authors for awhile now because I have enjoyed some of the solo efforts of writers Beatriz Williams and Karen White. I'm not sure how they broke down the writing duties for this one but I was really impressed how it felt like a cohesive story and not three different styles of writing. This might not make my list of top historical fiction reads but it certainly was a good story and I definitely recommend giving this one a look if you a
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Laura • lauralovestoread
All the Ways We Said Goodbye was so good! It was written by not one, but three fantastic authors. This story takes three POVs, by three women in three different timelines, with the Ritz Hotel in Paris at the center of each of their stories.

This was such a beautiful story, and it captivated me right away. A beautiful story woven through the timelines of WWI 1914, WWII 1942, and post-war 1960s. I just loved this book so much, and recommend it to historical fiction lovers, and those looking to give
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Karren  Sandercock
All The Ways We Said Goodbye is a story about three strong women and all had a unique connection to the famous French hotel. The three women had lived or stayed at the Ritz, Aurelie Courcelles is a French heriess, Marguerite (Daisy ) Villon is a French resistance fighter and Babs Langford is a English widow.

France 1914, Aurelie is staying at the Ritz with her mother, she makes a rash decision to leave Paris and to drive her fiance to the front. The Germans are advancing towards capital, all men
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Three women, three different time periods, three different situations, but they all find the Ritz of Paris to be their comfort zone.

We meet Aurelie in 1914 who lived at the Ritz with her mother. She needed to get away and had the perfect excuse. She drove her fiancée to the front, and on her way back, her car was shot up. She thankfully was near her father’s estate and walked there to only find she would be stuck there because the Nazis had arrived and had taken over the estate.

We meet Daisy in
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Lisa
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A magnificent hotel, an intricately woven plot, three strong women characters written by three eloquent authors.

SUMMARY
France, 1914. Aurelie is at her family’s ancestral home, when the Germans move in and begin using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows one of the German officers, Maximilian Von Sternburg. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max’s friendship soon deepens into a love, that will shatter them both.

France, 1942. Daisy was raised by her indomitable gr
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ABookwormWithWine
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

I am thoroughly impressed with All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. I mostly listened to it on audio and I loved the three narrators; I thought they each did an excellent job of reading their characters.

If you gravitate towards historical fiction novel with strong female leads then look no further, All the Ways We Said Goodbye has that and more. It was such an intricate plot that spans three different characters and three different time
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Deborah
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Three women’s lives are intertwined by love, war, betrayals, and death. Their fragility, strengths, and courage are effectively portrayed. In 1914, Aurélie de Courcelies in a rash decision leaves her mother at the Hotel Ritz in Paris to join her father at his château in Picardy shortly before the Germans appear. In 1942, Daisy Villon, who was raised by her grandmother at the Hotel Ritz, becomes a courier and spy for the French resistance when her husband becomes a Nazi collaborator. In 1964, Bar ...more
MicheleReader
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 rating rounded up

All The Ways We Said Goodbye is another gem by the writing team of Willig, Williams, and White. Each strong writer tells the tale of one of the three female characters set in: 1914, 1942, 1964. As this writing team has done in two earlier works, the joint effort works seamlessly and effectively. While two of the three timelines take place during World Wars, the focus is on the strong women who are trying to survive versus the detailed horrors of war that we normally find in
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Tracy
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I've read all 3 of the Team W books and this one is my second favorite right behind The Forgotten Room which was their first endeavor together.

I loved how they made an entire novel all about WW 1 & WW 2, which had me nervous and anxious many times, yet didn't describe graphic details of brutality, rape or torture. We all know it happened but I didn't have to read it which I greatly appreciate as that is one of the reasons I generally don't read WW 2 novels. I rea
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Celia
Three authors, three women, three time frames. All are linked by the Ritz in some way. There is also the talisman, a relic of Joan of Arc, that links them together too.

Babs - 1964 - English Countryside: a recent widow. Knew that during WWII, her late husband, Kit, worked with and loved La Fleur, a fellow resistance worker. A lawyer approaches her to help him find La Fleur. They meet at the Ritz in Paris.

Aurelie- 1918 - Picardy France: the daughter of an American heiress and a French Comtesse. Th
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Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
It's 1914 in Paris and Aurelie leaves her plush surroundings at the Ritz to head to her father's estate. Once she gets to her father's very old, yet still impressive castle, it doesn't take long for the Germans to come and declare this location as their newest headquarters. This is obviously a tough pill to swallow, but she recognizes one of the German soldiers as Max Von Sternburg. Aurelie knows Max from a very different time in Paris where she was a debutante and their worries were few and far ...more
Alayne Emmett
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. Not a thriller or a memorable book but, it was a lovely read. It was set in three time lines, 1914, 1942 and 1964. So, it covered two world wars and at times I had to remember what era I was in!!!!! Apart from that it was a good read, I do love Beatrix Williams but unfortunately her books are not only expensive but not easy to buy in the UK. This one I managed to get on ebook from my library, so, I didn’t have to pay.
If you want something a little different then this one
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Blodeuedd Finland
This is a 3 part story, and I did feel that it either could have been longer or sorry one person should have been left out. I wanted more!

In 1914 there is noblewoman Aurelie, from an illustrious line, that keeps a locket with Jean of Arc's blood as a talisman. I did want more of her story. The German's take over her castle, she falls in love with one as she knew him before the war. Though she is just as much playing him for information. It was just over so fast!

I am not sure who narrated her par
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Maureen
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three women, three different time periods, three fabulous authors. What’s not to like. This is a saga sweeping from 1914 to 1964. These three stories intertwine with one another. Most take place at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.
I have previously read the other collaborations that these authors have written and enjoyed everyone of them. I think this one is my favorite.
This story opens up with Babs in 1964 Babs is morning the death of her husband who fought in World WarII. She receives a letter from an
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The Lit Bitch
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Team W is an auto buy group of authors for me! I have read all of Lauren Willig’s books and many by Beatriz Williams and Karen White and I have read all of the Team W books so far, each one is so wonderful.

These three authors are tried and true writers and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this latest Team W read. I decided to download it on Audible rather than read the physical copy as I have had great luck with the narrators of the Team W books and I was pleased with my c
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Danielle
Jan 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
So, I don't read a ton of historical fiction, but if a book from the perspectives of three women (who seem to be unrelated, but surprise they actually are related) that's set at least partially during WWII Europe sounds familiar, it's because The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding did it a little over a year ago. I'm sure these aren't the only books to fit these confines, but the similarities really stood out to me (and made me enjoy the book less).

I really didn't like the multiple narrators. Th
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Morgan
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am totally impressed that three different authors can come together to produce a completely cohesive narrative.
1914 / 1942 / 1964
Three timelines, two different wars; three different heroines all come together melded into an intriguing story of love and betrayal; heroism in the time of war; loss and redemption.
There is a little bit of everything in this novel: Romance, mystery; a family saga spanning the ages and the Hotel Ritz in Paris as center stage.
Merry
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
Written in a similar manner to other books these three authors have collaborated on, this particular book follows three women in three different timeframes whose stories are ultimately connected. We have Aurelie who resists the invasion of German soldiers during WWI yet still falls in love with a German officer, Daisy who turns spy during WWII despite being married to a Nazi collaborator, and Babs in 1964 as she tries to find out the identity of a Resistance fighter who had been in love with her ...more
Tammy
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All The Ways We Said Goodbye is a sweeping family saga of three strong females and their heroic men that’s centrally located in different time settings at The Ritz of Paris Hotel and a beautiful century’s old French Chateau. This book easily transported me back in time to each different era. I didn’t want to put it down. With so many genres rolled up into one entertaining story; romance, humor, mystery & suspense, to secrets and tragedy from wartime France in 1914 & 1942 to the flip hair style a ...more
Dennis
A well written historical fiction/family-drama fusion. All the Ways We Said Goodbye has three different point of views (with Daisy's being by far my favorite) in three different time periods—World War I, World War II, and post-World War II 1960s. As the story unfolds, the three narrators, Barbara (Babs), Aurelie, and Daisy find that they have a lot more in common than they think. I really loved how the story unfolded, but quickly realized that this is more of a romance and family-drama than ...more
KC
Crossing multiple time periods (WWI, WWII, and post WWII) and told from multiple points of view, three women face tremendous hardship and loss while overcoming horrific challenges, clinging to love and hope. Perfect for book clubs and fans of WWII novels.
Holly
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
*4.5 stars ✨

Three of my favorite authors, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this book. Historical fiction, 3 pov’s, 3 different time periods, war, & romance. A little obvious on how all the stories connect but well written & it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Rebecca
Set amid three different time periods (1914, 1942, and 1964), All the Ways We Said Goodbye follows Aurélie the French heiress, Daisy the Resistance fighter, and Barbara/Babs the widow. How do their three stories intertwine?

"Some women are lost in the fire, and some are built with it."

First of all, since so much of this story occurred at the luxurious Ritz Hotel in Paris, I took a few minutes to google it and ogle the extravagant photos. Oooooh la la! After that, I was ready to get back to readin
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Jennifer
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig collaboration I've read and it won't be the last and I'll be checking out each of their individual work. This book is very good. ...more
Tammy
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: release-2020
All The Ways We Said Goodbye is a sweeping family saga of three strong females and their heroic men that’s centrally located in different time settings at The Ritz of Paris Hotel and a beautiful century’s old French Chateau. This book easily transported me back in time to each different era. I didn’t want to put it down. With so many genres rolled up into one entertaining story; romance, humor, mystery & suspense, to secrets and tragedy from wartime France in 1914 & 1942 to the flip hair style a ...more
Davida Chazan
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of historical fiction, women's fiction, and literary fiction
4.5/5 stars! In their third collaboration, authors Lauren Willig, Karen White Beatriz Williams, (aka Team W) follow a family legend that spans two world wars and discovering the truth, with the stories of three women. This novel was released on January 14, 2020. You can read more in my #bookreview on my blog here. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2020/01/1... ...more
Brenda McClellan
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ended up being a fantastic read. Took longer to read than I thought it would however. It's a little hard to follow in the beginning, and some of the characters get lost a bit. But towards the middle, you start connecting the dots. I do love how seamless the writing is, and you can't tell it was 3 different authors for each of the 3 characters. Beautifully done. ...more
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