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.