Mistress of the Ritz (Large Print / Library Binding)
The Paris Ritz was a hotel in a class of its own, designed to meet every whim. This is where people stayed as a vacation from reality. All that changed when the Nazi’s took over the Ritz, using the hotel as their headquarters. Claude and Blanche Auzello, the directors of the Ritz, walked a fine and dangerous line as they catered to the Nazis while secretly involved in the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation. Although a book of fiction, this novel is based on the true story of Blanche Auzello, the “mistress of the Ritz.” Fascinating read!
Also available as an e-book https://offthebeatenpath.papertrell.com/id006053041/Mistress-of-the-Ritz
Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel's director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests -- and each other.