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The Heart of the Ritz

Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Four women join forces to survive the invasion of Paris with conviction, courage - and style.

France, April 1940. Polly Hartford has been sent across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is left with her aunt’s loaded pistol in a beautiful Hermès handbag...and to the care of Marjorie’s three friends: an elegant Comtesse, a gutter-born film star and a big-hearted American heiress.

Polly is taken to live at the Hôtel Ritz, where those who live there think money protects them from war....

But when the Nazis invade, the illusion is shattered. As Paris deteriorates, Polly and her guardians face the horrors of the Occupation with courage, humour, style - even romance - and discover just what they are capable of. As the Liberation approaches, those who survive must face a day of reckoning, but one truth stands tall: at the heart of the Ritz is the soul of resistance.

A dramatic story about conviction and courage, drawn from real characters and extraordinary events.

©2019 Luke Devenish (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Captivating and compelling

Such a charming, detailed and enthralling piece.
Wonderful story, great plot, engaging and loveable characters and a fascinating setting.

The narrators skill and talent brought each character to life and made pausing listening difficult because I want to stay with them all at the Heart Of The Ritz.

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  • paula wright
  • 28-09-2019

Hated part of this and loved the other part

Almost quit listening the first ten minutes due to the one of the main characters very foul mouth taking the Lords name in vain. Glad I stayed with it cause the character development and story was good The author put the nazis in very bad light and never glorified them in any way unlike other authors I’ve read Loved the part of big fat pig goering in bathroom tub. I laughed so much so the author has a sense of humor. Will read more from mr devenish Fantastic narrator