“What would it be like,” Liv wondered to herself, “to be in Paris when the Allies arrive to liberate the city? To be able to take pictures as events were unfolding?”
Women journalists were strictly forbidden access to the front lines during WWII but that didn’t keep many from risking their lives to make it to where the fighting was happening so they could report side by side with the men.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Meg Waite Clayton, explores this time in history and creates the story of two women journalists, AP photographer Olivia “Liv” Harper and Nashville Banner writer, Jane Tyler; two courageous women journalists determined to document the liberation of the Allies in 1944 from the Nazis in THE RACE FOR PARIS (HARPER/HarperCollins).
Their journey is further complicated by a love triangle affair, emotional bonds, romantic tensions, and one woman’s secret, a secret with the power to end her career and, possibly her life. Well researched and written with a well paced narrative that will have readers captivated from page one, I certainly was.
I was fortunate to catch up with Meg on her national THE RACE FOR PARIS book tour in Southern California at the Laguna Beach Books. It was a great evening. Meg is incredibly enthusiastic and very passionate about her novel. I could have listened to her talk about THE RACE FOR PARIS all night. During our discussion everyone agreed, THE RACE FOR PARIS is a perfect book for bookclub and hopefully will be turned into a major motion film.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours http://www.tlcbooktours.com and HARPER/HarperCollins http://www.harpercollins.com we have one copy of THE RACE FOR PARIS to giveaway. Just leave a comment about what you think of women journalists. BE HONEST!!!! I spent 25+ years covering the news, I look forward to reading what you write! We’ll pick a winner Friday!
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of four previous novels: The Four Ms. Bradwells; The Wednesday Sisters; The Language of Light, a finalist for the Bellwether Prize; and The Wednesday Daughters. She’s written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury News, Forbes, Writer’s Digest, Runner’s World, and public radio. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for including Thoughts on This ‘n That on this blog tour and for providing a copy of THE RACE FOR PARIS for an honest review. Feel free to check out http://www.cindyroesel.com for more of my reviews and news about my novel, “Viewer Discretion Advised.”
I’d like to pause and remember the two journalists who were murdered live Wednesday in Virginia by a former co-worker while reporting live on-air on morning television. Reporter Alison Parker was 24 and photographer Adam Ward, 27. They were just doing their job on the morning show, which is when the audience is waking up, turning to see what the weather is, what they should dress their kids in and many families are eating their breakfast. I pray for all the people who may have been affected.