The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Review + Book Trailer)
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.
The Alice Network
William Morrow Paperbacks
June 6th 2017
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.
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The Alice Network
Breathtaking, engaging, and mesmerizing, Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network brings readers into the lives of two strong but vastly different women, whose experiences and losses in the aftermath of two different world wars have shaped who they’ve become and unexpectedly brought them together in 1947. Brilliant characterization and meticulous and patient storytelling helps author Kate Quinn deliver an engrossing,unforgettable novel about the courage and determination of women.
The Alice Network is a novel that ensnares its readers from the first page and keeps them glued to the text until the last pages turns. Charlie and Eve are two strong, brave women who must work together to find the truth that lay beneath the betrayals, lies, and secrets of war. This is a must read novel for any historical fiction fan. Kate Quinn nailed it, delivering a solid history-enriched novel that deserves to be read and discussed at length.
Highly, highly recommend this stellar historical fiction read.
5 “Worthy Of the Keeper Shelf” Stars
*Finished Copy Provided by Publisher*
About Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with “The Alice Network.” All have been translated into multiple languages.
Kate and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.