Paradise Rue is the story of a young abandoned woman who makes her way to the exciting world of Montmartre in Paris in the late 1800s during the explosion of the French Impressionist art movement and the vibrant, budding nightclub scene in the district. Josay Rue learns to navigate this dangerous and difficult landscape by risk-taking and using talents she never knew she possessed.
Along the way, she meets and befriends artists, entertainers, restauranteurs, business leaders, politicians, gangsters, and royalty. Josay Rue becomes an integral part of the world of art and a moving force in the exciting nightclub life of Montmartre at the very beginning of its historical rise which eventually led to places like the "Moulin Rouge." She and her friends and even her enemies help to make Paris become the envy of every entertainment scene in the world--- and the "City of Lights."