Paris at First Light

Amanda Lees

Publication Date: 23 November 2022

Paris, 1944secret agent Juliette is on her most dangerous mission of the war so far. But then her children are kidnapped, and to get them back she may have to commit the ultimate betrayal – that of France itself…  


Four years ago, when France fell to the Nazis, Juliette made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind her two precious children to join the Resistance and defend her country. Now a spy in Paris, she must work with Captain Daniel Diaz – an American agent she’s taken an instant dislike to – on a dangerous mission to uncover a deadly Nazi plot. 


As the pair play their parts, Juliette begins to see another side to Daniel, and their feelings for each other start to grow. But just as love blossoms, Juliette receives a ransom note that changes everything. Someone in Paris knows who she is. And they’ve kidnapped her little son and daughter. The message is clear: betray your country, or you’ll never see your children alive again.


Juliette has sworn a sacred oath to save France at all costs, but she could never sacrifice her children. So, against all the odds, she decides to attempt the impossible: rescue her children and continue her dangerous work fighting the Nazi threat. 


But as the mission forces Juliette and Daniel to the very brink, will they succeed on all fronts? And if not, will France pay the ultimate price, or will Juliette?


A completely gripping and heart-wrenching historical novel about hope, betrayal and one mother’s limitless courage. Perfect for readers of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and My Name is Eva, this epic story will leave you breathless.


Readers love Amanda Lees:


SpectacularOh, I love this!…  phenomenal.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐


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I feverishly tore through the chaptersspellbinding.’ @booksreadbyaprairiegirl ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 


Calling all history lovers, this book is for you. Paris at First light by Amanda Lees is all heart, heart-breaking, heart-racing, heart-pounding, and heart-warming.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A gripping, heart-wrenching historical novel… So much courage, strength and resilience!’ @shortbookthyme ⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What an amazing book… One of the best historical fiction books that I have readLove!’ Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was completely captivated from the first page to the last. This rapidly moving story held my attention and I couldn’t put it down. I found myself holding my breath… absolutely an amazing historical fiction… fabulous.’ Page Turners 
‘My new favouriteLOVED.’ Goodreads reviewer 
Captivating… amazing… Fast paced, with plenty of suspense and action that kept me reading far past my bedtime… I highly recommend this book!’ Sharon Beyond the Books 
WowFabulous… I was glued to it from the beginning.’ @karen_loves_reading 
‘I was captivated… flying through the pages… ExcellentI was entranced.’ NetGalley reviewer 
Heart-pounding. Everything was flawless about the book, roll on book no 2!’ NetGalley reviewer 
‘Right from the get-go this was an action packed, thriller of a read with a rapid pace full of twists and turns and many curveballs. It really was edge of your seat stuff… blew my mind… my heart was in my mouth.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

Blown awayfantastic… One of the best and well written historical world war novels I have read in a very long time.’ Goodreads reviewer 
‘I read this book in one day. OmgI seriously cried.’ Goodreads reviewer 
Exceptionalheart stopping… a real page turner. You don’t want to miss this one!’ NetGalley reviewer 
A real page turner… I can’t wait for the next book in the series.’ NetGalley reviewer 
10 out of 10… I read this within a day.’ Goodreads reviewer 



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