The Last Light over Oslo

A Novel

by Alix Rickloff

On Sale: 08/06/2024

The Last Light over Oslo

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The Last Light over Oslo

A Novel

by Alix Rickloff

On Sale: 08/06/2024


About the Book

Based on true events, this gripping historical novel set in Norway and Sweden in 1940, follows one of the first female US Ministers, Daisy Harriman, and her niece as the two are unexpectedly caught up in the German invasion of Norway.

Cleo Jaffray was an American. A war in Europe had nothing to do with her. She told herself that right up until the man she loved went missing in Poland and Cleo was forced to turn to the only person who might be able to help—her aunt Daisy, the US Minister to Norway.

Daisy Harriman has never shied away from a challenge, be it canvassing for women’s suffrage or driving Red Cross ambulances in WWI, so as only the second woman ambassador, she is determined to prove the naysayers wrong and succeed in her post. When her disgraced niece Cleo lands on her doorstep, penniless and demanding help to find her lost lover, Daisy must balance her responsibilities as a diplomat with her desire to help her family.

Their search for answers is interrupted when Germany invades Norway and the pair find themselves on the run in a countryside that is quickly becoming a battleground. Then as Daisy is given the task of escorting the Norwegian Crown Princess and her young children to America, Cleo’s lover resurfaces with a story that doesn’t add up and dangerous enemies on his trail.

This riveting historical novel, based on the astounding life of Daisy Harriman and a real-life royal rescue, vividly captures a desperate time and a fearless heroine.

Critical Praise

"A riveting story set in Norway in 1940, which brilliantly captures the growing sense of menace as the Nazis take control of the country. Daisy Harriman and her niece Cleo are true originals – feisty, brave, and vulnerable at the same time. Fast-moving and vividly described, The Last Light Over Oslo is a triumph!" — Gill Paul, USA Today bestselling author

"Wonderfully atmospheric and beautifully written, The Last Light Over Oslo is the riveting story based on a real life heroine: Daisy Harriman, the U.S. Ambassador to Norway, who was charged with escorting the Norwegian Crown Princess and her young children to America to keep them safe from the invading Nazis. The Last Light Over Oslo is utterly absorbing—I could not put it down!" — Christine Wells, Internationally bestselling author of THE PARIS GOWN

"The Last Light over Oslo is a beautifully paced and written story, which introduces readers to Daisy Harriman, a historical heroine of epic proportions who revolutionized the role of ambassador in a world at war. A fabulous addition to your TBR pile!" — Bryn Turnbull 

"What a story! Daisy Harriman and her niece Cleo are just the kind of heroines I love: bold adventurers who don't lose their spirit even in the face of war. Combining the gripping tale of a royal rescue with atmospheric writing and fascinating characters, The Last Light Over Oslo speeds like an avalanche towards a thrilling conclusion." — Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphan

"Compelling and fresh, Rickloff pulls you into the complicated lives of Cleo and Daisy, two women who don't know the meaning of the word "No", their determination and loyalty at once admirable and dangerous. A thrilling read from beginning to end." — Noelle Salazar, USA Today Bestselling author of The Roaring Days of Zora Lily

"The Last Light Over Oslo tells the true story of Daisy Harriman, the US Minister to Norway who, after the Nazis' invasion, bravely led members of the Norwegian royal family to safety. Alix Rickloff brilliantly describes the heartbreaking desperation of a country drawn into war against their will. An engrossing read! " — Elizabeth Langston, author of The Measure of Silence


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063286207
  • ISBN 10: 0063286203
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 08/06/2024
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Biographical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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