TLC Book Tours: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
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.
ISBN: 9780062654199 | June 6, 2017 | William Morrow Paperbacks | Cover Price: $16.99
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World War II left scars in almost every corner of the world, even those who didn't see action on the front or hear the air raid sirens were left bruised and battered. Kate Quinn pens a story set just a few years following the end of the war in London and France, two countries that were still reeling from it's after effects.
Charlie St. John is an American desperate to find her cousin who was left behind in occupied France and also hoping to decide what to do now that she is pregnant and unmarried. Eve Gardiner, a former spy in the first World War, is an unlikely ally. Eve is also someone who is more connected to Charlie than she could have imagined.
The Alice Network is a fantastic story of the perils of life after war and what it was like to be a woman as well as a spy in the 1940s. Espionage, heartache, betrayal are all linked in this fine tale of loss and loyalty. In spite of the dark and macabre life of Eve's days in the Network, the story is also one of close friendships forged in the fire and persevering against the odds. Kate Quinn has a knack for pulling one in and immersing the reader. Fans of historical fiction, women's fiction and even romance will find something to love! The Alice Network is gripping and action-packed. I enjoyed every second of this story!
~ My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ~