published on nov 26th 2016 


"To Capture What We Cannot Keep" is reminiscent of the Paris it so beautifully, hauntingly brings to life: it's romantic, moving, and memorable. And while Beatrice Colin captures the excitement that surrounded the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the real lights of Paris are the women and men she created whose stories I avidly followed.--Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of THE GUEST ROOM and THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS

A compelling story of love constricted by the demands of separate social classes. Told against the splendidly absorbing background of the building of the Eiffel Tower, it emerges as fresh and different. A captivating read.--Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of THE DRESSMAKER

Once I entered the world of Beatrice Colin's novel, "To Capture What We Cannot Keep," I did not want to leave it! Set against the enticing backdrop of Parisian life in 1880's, as Monsieur Eiffel constructs his tower, this book is both daring in its historical scope, and rich in its intimacy. It is a must-read for every fan of Paris, for every fan of the fight for love against the odds, and for every fan of great and deeply satisfying storytelling. David Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of CITY OF WOMEN