The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London revisits the dark early days of the German occupation in France in this haunting novel – a love story and a tale of high-stakes danger and incomparable courage – about a young American heiress who helps artists hunted by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe.
Chicago heiress Naneé was born with a spirit of adventure; for her, learning to fly is freedom, as is life in Paris. When German tanks roll in and most Americans flee home, she joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Naneé uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety.
Inspired by the real heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with Varian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France, Clayton has fashioned a sweeping tale of romance and danger set in a world aflame with personal and political passion in this story of an indomitable woman whose strength, bravery, and love is a beacon of hope in a time of terror.