By Jeanne Mackin

The Beautiful American

Historical Fiction

As recovery from World War II begins, expat American Nora Tours travels from southern France to London in search of her missing daughter. There, she unexpectedly meets up with an old friend, famous model-turned-photographer Lee Miller. Neither has emerged from the war unscathed. Nora fears that her efforts to survive under the Vichy regime may have cost her daughter’s life. Lee suffers from what she witnessed as a war correspondent photographing the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Will their reunion give them a chance to forgive past betrayals and forge a meaningful connection as women who have shared the best and the worst that life can offer?


Achingly beautiful and utterly mesmerizing.

– Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France


A beautiful, beautifully written…masterpiece.

– Sandra Dallas, author of Fallen Women


Leaves its essence of love, loss, regret, and hope long after the novel concludes.

– Erika Robuck, author of Fallen Beauty

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