Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a book review for you! I actually read this one awhile ago and I’m finally getting around to posting my review haha.
“1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she’s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the “Queen of Spies”, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy’s nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth…no matter where it leads.”
With this book, honestly it was the synopsis that got me. That’s not usually the case for me. Normally a cover is what initially draws my attention. And I actually didn’t like this cover. But like I said the synopsis sold it!
This one follows two separate women in two separate timelines. It is an amazing historical fiction novel with a really great twist. I don’t want to go into too much detail about the story, because that will just ruin things! But what I will say is that this is the kind of book you should read when you’re in a slump. It showcases women is such a great way. I mean a spy network run by women trying to fight the war. That’s a great story.
I also loved how progressive the book felt, because of the story line involving Charlie. I think I identified the most with her character, because of how strong she is. Even with all the crap life throws her way she is determined to find her missing cousin. I actually had to read this book for one of my classes and I’m so glad I did. It’s difficult I think to write a book with different timelines. It can be difficult to get the pacing right. But I think the book does this very right. I was so impressed by the writing with this one and the story is just so captivating. Let me know if you like it!
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads