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The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish
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The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

Inspiring and dramatic story about the resistance movement in and around the Paris Hotel Ritz

When sixteen year old Polly Hartford's father dies, Polly is sent from Australia to France to be cared for by her Aunt Marjorie, known only to her by letters.

It’s 1940 and war is imminent. On the train journey into the city of Paris, Aunt Marjorie dies suddenly under a cloud of secrets and mystery. Polly is taken into the care of Marjorie's three closest friends who live at the Hotel Ritz, where everyone rich thinks they will be protected from the war with their wealth.

Once the Nazi’s invade, and take over the hotel, everyone faces the horrors of war.

This was a really enjoyable and refreshing read, and a little different with the setting being mostly the Ritz. There were some well known French real-life characters in the book which was delightful. A great historical fiction read.
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Reading Progress

August 13, 2019 – Shelved
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: the-bookshelf
August 31, 2019 – Started Reading
September 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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