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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz

Label
Mistress of the Ritz
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue."A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within."—Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel's director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other. Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets and lies. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For in order to survive—and strike a blow against their Nazi "guests"—Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish.But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone—the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself.Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war.Advance praise for Mistress of the Ritz"No one writes of the complexities of women's lives and loves like Melanie Benjamin. In Mistress of the Ritz, Benjamin brings wartime Paris brilliantly to life. . . . Intense, illuminating, and ultimately inspiring!"—Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy
Summary
The director of the luxurious Hotel Ritz in occupied Paris and his courageous American wife, Blanche Auzello, risk their marriage and lives to support the French Resistance during World War II
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10775878
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Mistress of the Ritz
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fbe92c56-3c49-44d0-a335-501ecd62911a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399182259
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mistress of the Ritz
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fbe92c56-3c49-44d0-a335-501ecd62911a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399182259
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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