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Book signing for newest Team W release Jan. 15, 2020, at Sumter County Museum

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 12/13/19

The heiress. The Resistance fighter. The widow. Three women whose fates are joined by one legendary hotel.

New York Times Best-Selling Authors known as Team W will speak at a book signing at the Sumter County Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, …

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Book signing for newest Team W release Jan. 15, 2020, at Sumter County Museum

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The heiress. The Resistance fighter. The widow. Three women whose fates are joined by one legendary hotel.

New York Times Best-Selling Authors known as Team W will speak at a book signing at the Sumter County Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Featured authors Lauren Willig, Karen White and Beatriz Williams will host a fun and lively book signing for the writing trio's third collaborative novel, "All the Ways We Said Goodbye," which will be released on Jan. 14, 2020.

Team W is returning after their first two novels, "The Glass Ocean" and "The Forgotten Room," with a historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two world wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris's legendary Ritz Hotel.

France 1914. When war breaks out, Aurelie de Courcelles flees the safety of the Ritz and her American heiress mother to join her estranged father at their estate in Picardy, determined to defy the German invaders.

But, as the Germans push forward, taking the chateau as their headquarters, Aurelie's plans are complicated by the presence of Maximilian von Stemburg, once a friend, now an aide de camp to the despised German commandant. Caught between loyalty and love, which will she betray?

France 1942. Raised by her indomitable American godmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Daisy Villon remains in Paris with her husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put her family at risk, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees.

But, as Daisy commits increasingly audacious acts of espionage, she uncovers a devastating secret. One that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal.

France 1964. For Barbara "Babs" Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet, their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur.

On Kit's death, American lawyer Drew Bowdoin appears at her door.

Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as "La Fleur," the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that takes them to Paris and the Ritz - and to unexpected places of the heart.

The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. There will be a reception following.