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.


Befriended by seasoned wartime journalist Dorothy Thompson and urged on by political operative Jean Fraysse, Drue broadcasts radio programs to the United States. Her duty: shake America from its apathy and, as Nazis encroach and France is occupied, push for resistance and help from the US. As Drue and Jean fall under suspicion, Hitler sends his own message: when Drue’s adopted country is conquered, she will be executed.

In a Paris that is no longer safe, Drue’s political passion is ignited. She’s prepared to risk anything to fight the enemy no matter how dangerous it gets—for her, for everyone she loves, and for everything she’s fighting for…


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In Goodnight from Paris, Jane Healey reels readers into the inspiring tale of real-life Hollywood actress Drue Leyton Tartiere, 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.”

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."

Goodnight from Paris is a portrait in courage, not of the men who lifted guns to rid their nations of tyranny, but of the women who fought to get the support of the United States for the cause via the airwaves. 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.”

Jane Healey excels at showing ordinary women rising to the occasion in extraordinary circumstances. You'll be cheering for real-life forgotten heroine, American movie star Drue Leyton-Tartiere, 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.”

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Whitelam Books

March 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thanks to Whitelam Books in Reading, MA for inviting me to sign copies of Goodnight from Paris

Hansen Public Library

March 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Groveland Public Library

April 3, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Chase Library

April 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Westwood Public Library

April 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Nevins Memorial Library

April 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Billerica Public Library

April 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wayland Library

May 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Incarnation Church

May 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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North Reading

May 10, 2023
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Watertown Public Library

May 11, 2023
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Clinton Library

May 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Winthrop, MA

May 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Melrose, MA

June 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Belmont, MA

June 14, 2023
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