by Kate Quinn
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Book Release Date: June 6, 2017
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What a fantastic read. I was sucked in from the beginning and kept having to go back hungry for more.
It never failed, some crazy and enthralling moment would crop up just as I had to go in for work or some other blasted responsibility that would tear me away. Great writing, great narrating on the audio, and great weaving two timelines together with characters I fell in love with.
I love a good book with strong, female characters, and this was definitely that. This historical fiction book followed Rose Gardiner in her time spent undercover as an unlikely spy in WWI Germany occupied France, along with a separate timeline that follows Charlie St. Clair, a young, unmarried, and pregnant girl whose parents sent away to take care of her “little problem” at the tail end of WWII when she happens upon a chance meeting with a now much older, hardened and downright mean Rose Gardiner.
But instead of getting her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie decides to set out to find her cousin, Rose, who went missing the previous year. Two surprising but welcome companions decide to tag along on her journey, Rose and her Irish, ex-con assistant, who was a welcome addition to the cast of characters.
I read this book as a recommendation from the Hello Sunshine Book Club, and I’m so glad I did.