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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
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by William Morrow
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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
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
Katie B
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Laura • lauralovestoread
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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ABookwormWithWine
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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 periods. I
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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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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
Mellie Antoinette
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My most anticipated of January 2020 did not disappoint! Paris, war, castles, jewels, talismans, titles, titans, thieving armies (oh my!), family drama, hidden libraries, antique bookstores, and a guilded room at the Ritz. Makes you want bourbon on the rocks and a long-stemmed cigarette! So French. Loved it!
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.
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 ...more
The Nerd Daily
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Marla Warren

Almost immediately after closing this book, I already missed these characters. Williams, Willig, and White (also known as “Team W”) have crafted a gorgeous tale about the interwoven lives of three truly formidable women, in three different timelines, but all tied together through the illustrious Paris Ritz Hotel.

Aurelie is living with her American born mother at the Paris Ritz during World War I, but Aurelie is French nobility on her
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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...
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
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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
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Tammy
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...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
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This was a historical fiction story with a bit of a mystery. There are three different stories, told in three different times, WWI, WWII, and the 1960s. When I first started this story I was a bit confused. What did these three women have in common besides The Ritz? How do these stories connect? Well, suffice it to say that when all was revealed, it was worth the wait and the minor confusion. Even though I had that original confusion, the authors kept me interested throughout and the stories ...more
Carli
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
/5. Three women’s stories combine over the course of 50 years in France, all convening at the Ritz hotel in Paris. It is partly a mystery of identity and part a testament to the strength of women. If you like historical fiction, add this to your list. ...more
Samantha
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having really enjoyed the previous collaboration of these three authors on The Glass Ocean, I assumed this book would be a winner, and indeed it was.

It is primarily a family saga— a complex and intricate one featuring not one but two commendable war heroines—with dashes of mystery, romance, and espionage.

I’ll be very curious to learn how the writing process worked amongst the three authors (anyone seen an interview on this yet with any of them? Please do let me know if you have). I am assuming
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Rebecca
4.5 stars
I really love family saga's and this one lived up to all my expectations of this subgenre. This book was full of loss and pain, but also love and hope and passion and man did I really enjoy it! This book tells the story of three women during different types of great pain and upheavalin their lives and shows how strong and resilient they are, even when they can't recognize it in themselves. It shows the turning point in each of their lives and what they chooseto do to with.
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Merry
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Susan
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this book is excellent! It weaves together three different stories from three different times. It was really hard to put it down. I did have to take notes to keep the characters straight but that’s mostly because it’s harder to flip back in an ebook. I really love historical fiction especially about WWII and this book was so good.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Gail
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by three of my favorite authors. This is their third collaboration. I think it is their best!
RoseMary Achey
Three time frames, three stories that naturally intertwine, a bit of mystery and a great deal of romance make up this novel. I had some difficulty with the rotating times and keeping the characters straight initially. It was moderately entertaining novel, however not an exceptional piece of historical fiction.
Morgan
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
Lisa
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely ADORED THIS BOOK! Vivid characters, outstanding descriptions. A myriad of emotions- sadness, joy, passion, heartache, fear, reunion, accomplishment, bravery and surprise. Everyone who loves historical fiction set in WWII must read this book! Not to be missed!
Rhonda Ruff
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Time travel romance set in nazi Germany all rolled into one! Great storyline and unforgettable story makes for great reading. Wonderful book
Hristina
Everything about All the Ways We Said Goodbye was done right.
It flowed beautifully and felt very polished. The writing was somehow light, considering how detailed it was. The stories were intriguing, engrossing. I really enjoyed the characters, they were beautifully developed, and so easy to feel for.
All in all, it was an amazing, borderline unputdownable read. I really enjoyed it.


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*Rating: 5/5 stars
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