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Suzanne Fortin moves to Embla Books with two new “stunning” WWII historical novels

Embla Books, the digital-first commercial fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has snapped up two new atmospheric and poignant historical novels from Suzanne Fortin, acquiring world English language rights from Hattie Grünewald at The Blair Partnership.

Both novels, The Dance Teacher of Paris and The Paris Betrayal, are set in occupied France and shine a light on the heroism of ordinary women in the darkest days of World War Two. 

Cara Chimirri, who recently joined Embla Books as editorial director and will publish both The Dance Teacher of Paris and The Paris Betrayal said: “I have long been a fan of Suzanne’s richly atmospheric and beautifully emotional historical novels, which bring the past to life with the lightest of touch. I am beyond thrilled she has chosen to join us here at Embla and I cannot wait to bring these two stunning novels to readers all over the globe.”

Suzanne Fortin said: “I was delighted and flattered when Embla Books approached me to work with them. So, I’m thrilled to be part of such a dynamic publishing team and can’t wait to reach even more readers with exciting stories of courageous women in extraordinary circumstances. All this made possible by my wonderful agent, Hattie Grünewald of The Blair Partnership, and her behind the scenes hard work.”

Hattie Grünewald said: “Suzanne’s books just get better and better, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about her new partnership with Embla. The Dance Teacher of Paris is sure to delight readers around the globe.”

Suzanne Fortin writes historical fiction, predominantly dual timeline and set in France. She also writes mystery and suspense as Sue Fortin and is both a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She has sold over a million copies of her books and been translated into multiple languages.

The Dance Teacher of Paris will publish in January 2023, followed by The Paris Betrayal later in the year.