Ruth Druart - Author

About the Author

Ruth Druart grew up on the Isle of Wight, moving away at the age of eighteen to study psychology at Leicester University. She has lived in Paris since 1993, where she has followed a career in teaching. She has recently taken a sabbatical, so that she can follow her dream of writing full-time.

Featured books by Ruth Druart

While Paris Slept

While Paris Slept

Author: Ruth Druart Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2022

On a platform in occupied Paris, a mother whispers goodbye. It is the end. But also the beginning. Beautiful. Powerful. Unforgettable. A stunning portrait of the brutality of war and the tenacity of love. In the tradition of Virginia Baily's Early One Morning and M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans. Santa Cruz 1953. Jean-Luc thought he had left it all behind. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door. Paris 1944. A young woman's future is torn away in a heartbeat. Herded on to a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left now is hope. On a darkened platform two destinies become entangled. Their choice will change the future in ways neither could have imagined. Beginning on an ordinary day and ending on an extraordinary one, WHILE PARIS SLEPT is an unforgettable read.

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Other books by Ruth Druart

The Last Hours in Paris: Set in WW2 and the Liberation, a powerful novel of love, retribution and atonement

The Last Hours in Paris: Set in WW2 and the Liberation, a powerful novel of love, retribution and atonement

Author: Ruth Druart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2022

War brings them together. Liberation will tear them apart. FROM THE AUTHOR OF WHILE PARIS SLEPT, A POWERFUL NOVEL OF WAR AND RETRIBUTION, ATONEMENT AND LOVE. 'Words are power. They can bring you down, lift you up, make your heart soar, make you fall in love. Or make you hate.' Paris 1944. Elise Chevalier knows what it is to hate. Her fiance, a young French soldier, was killed by the German army at the Maginot Line. Living amongst the enemy Elise must keep her rage buried deep within. Brittany 1963. Reaching for the old suitcase under her mother's bed, eighteen-year-old Josephine Chevalier uncovers a secret that shakes her to the core. Determined to discover the truth, Josephine travels to Paris where she learns the story of a forbidden love as a city fought for its freedom. Of the last stolen hours before the first light of liberation. And of a betrayal so deep that it would irrevocably change the course of a young woman's life for ever... A powerful portrait of war and its aftermath, THE LAST HOURS IN PARIS is also a story of tragedy and betrayal, and the triumph of redemption and forgiveness. Acclaim for the unforgettable international bestseller WHILE PARIS SLEPT: 'A heartbreaking debut' JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES, AUTHOR OF THE PARIS LIBRARY 'What a book... Emotional and heartrending...absolutely phenomenal. I was on tenterhooks throughout. A wonderful achievement' JILL MANSELL 'I absolutely loved it. An ingenious plot, wonderful believable characters and it moved me to tears. A fabulous read' LESLEY PEARSE 'A gripping tale of love and sacrifice' WOMAN & HOME 'An amazing story of love, resilience and the human spirit' TRACY REES 'You'll have your heart in your mouth and tears on your cheeks as it reaches its rich, life-affirming conclusion... Had me completely and utterly enraptured' LOUISE CANDLISH 'Brace yourself for a brilliant read. This will tug at your heartstrings' BEST 'Made me think and cry and rage and smile at mankind's capacity for both terrible, heartbreaking cruelty and beautiful, selfless love' NATASHA LESTER

While Paris Slept: A mother faces a heartbreaking choice in this bestselling story of love and courage in World War 2

While Paris Slept: A mother faces a heartbreaking choice in this bestselling story of love and courage in World War 2

Author: Ruth Druart Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2021

On a platform in Paris before dawn, a woman whispers goodbye. It is the end. But also the beginning. In the tradition of Virginia Bailey's Early One Morning by Virginia Bailey and M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, a beautiful, powerful and unforgettable portrait of the brutality of war and the tenacity of love. 1953. Jean-Luc is a man on the run from his past. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door. Paris 1944. A young Jewish woman's past is torn away in a heartbeat. Herded on to a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left now is hope. On a darkened platform two destinies become entangled. Their choice will change the future in ways neither could have imagined. Beginning on an ordinary day and ending on an extraordinary one, WHILE PARIS SLEPT will move you and remind you of the remarkable wire of resilience threaded through the human soul.

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