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Jane Healey is the author of The Beantown Girls, a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller, The Secret Stealers, which was an Amazon First Reads Editor’s Pick and a Historical Novel Society’s Editors’ Choice, and her debut, The Saturday Evening Girls ClubGoodnight from Paris is her newly released novel from Lake Union Publishing. Jane is also the host of Historical Happy Hour, a monthly webinar and podcast featuring interviews with premier historical fiction authors and their latest novels. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a dog.

Jane Healey has given presentations about the history behind her novels to hundreds of libraries, book clubs and organizations around the country, including through the Jewish Book Council Network and the American Red Cross.


In Nazi-occupied France, an American film star takes on the most dangerous role of her life in a gripping historical fiction novel about loyalty and resistance, inspired by a true story.

Paris, 1939. Hollywood actress Drue Leyton, married to Frenchman Jacques Tartière, lives as an expatriate in love. But when her husband is dispatched to Brittany to work as a liaison for the British military, Drue finds herself alone with her housekeeper, adrift and heartsick in her adopted city. With her career and fame forty-five hundred miles away, Drue accepts an opportunity that will change her life forever.


“An inspirational story for those who chose to fight evil rather than flee. Highly recommended.” Historical Novels Review

“In Goodnight from Paris, Jane Healey reels readers in to the inspiring tale of real-life Hollywood actress Drue Leyton Tartière, when she leaves acting for a Frenchman and becomes part of the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France. Drue’s courageous actions—engaging in dangerous work, broadcasting radio programs designed to prompt America to action and then assisting in the escape of over a hundred Allied pilots—are riveting, and through the pages of this novel, will finally be better known.” —Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Other EinsteinThe Only Woman in the Room, and Her Hidden Genius

“In Goodnight from Paris, Jane Healey illuminates the fascinating story of Drue Leyton, the Hollywood starlet turned Resistance heroine. Combining romance, adventure, friendship, betrayal, and redemption, Healey weaves a heady, larger-than-life tale against the vivid backdrop of France during the Second World War.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Sapphire

“Jane Healey excels at showing ordinary women rising to the occasion in extraordinary circumstances. You’ll be cheering for forgotten real-life heroine, American movie star Drue Leyton Tartière, as she turns down the chance to leave embattled France for Hollywood and instead defies the Nazi occupiers, risking her life again and again in the cause of freedom. A riveting story of true heroism.” —Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of Two Wars and a Wedding

Goodnight from Paris is a portrait of courage, not of the men who lifted guns to rid their nations of tyranny but of the women who fought via the airwaves to get the support of the United States for the cause. This deft rendering of Drue Leyton’s valiant efforts to report the atrocities of war to the American public deserves a place on the shelf of any lover of World War II fiction. Not to be missed.” —Aimie K. Runyan, author of The School for German Brides


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