Author Talk with Jane Healey

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30pm

The Hanson Public Library is pleased to welcome back bestselling Massachusetts historical fiction author Jane Healey on for a presentation on her brand new book, Goodnight from Paris! Based on the true story of the American actress Drue Leyton, this inspirational and meticulously researched novel tells of loyalty and resistance in Nazi-occupied France. We hope you’ll join us for this informative presentation!

This program is in funded in part by State Aid to Public Libraries.

About The Book: In Nazi-occupied France, an American film star takes on the most dangerous role of her life in a gripping novel about loyalty and resistance, inspired by a true story. In 1939 Paris, 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.

About the Author: Jane Healey is the author of The Saturday Evening Girls ClubThe Secret Stealers, and The Beantown Girls, a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Northeastern University, Jane shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, cooking, and going to the beach. For more information on the author and upcoming events, or to schedule a virtual book club visit, please visit her website at