An Evening with Bestselling Author Jane Healey

Bestselling Massachusetts historical fiction author Jane Healey will present on her newest book, Goodnight from Paris.  

About The Book: In Nazi-occupied France, an American film star takes on the most dangerous role of her life in a gripping novel about loyalty and resistance, inspired by a true story. In 1939 Paris, Hollywood actress Drue Leyton, married to Frenchman Jacques Tartière, lives as an expatriate in love. But when her husband is dispatched to Brittany to work as a liaison for the British military, Drue finds herself alone with her housekeeper, adrift and heartsick in her adopted city. With her career and fame forty-five hundred miles away, Drue accepts an opportunity that will change her life forever. 

Befriended by seasoned wartime journalist Dorothy Thompson and urged on by political operative Jean Fraysse, Drue broadcasts radio programs to the United States. Her duty: shake America from its apathy and, as Nazis encroach and France is occupied, push for resistance and help from the US. As Drue and Jean fall under suspicion, Hitler sends his own message: when Drue’s adopted country is conquered, she will be executed. In a Paris that is no longer safe, Drue’s political passion is ignited. She’s prepared to risk anything to fight the enemy no matter how dangerous it gets—for her, for everyone she loves, and for everything she’s fighting for. 

About The Author: Jane Healey is the author of The Secret Stealers and The Beantown Girls, a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Northeastern University, Jane shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a dog. Jane is also the host of "Historical Happy Hour," a monthly webinar and podcast featuring premiere historical fiction books, authors and their latest novels. 

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room