In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two womena 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 1947are 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 a...
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The Alice Network Reviews
In the last several years women from many different walks of life and ethnicities, and their integral contributions to the arts and science are being uncovered, recognized and brought to mainstream attention in books and movies. The Alice network, operating in France, is another such contribution, taking place during the first world war and was a spy network consisting of women. Women who put themselves in grave danger to collect information that the allies could use to defeat Germany.
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What a fascinating story! And to discover it's based on a real woman, Louise de Bettignies or Alice Dubois. I love a good historical novel and this one ranks right up there. Telling two parallel tales, one of several female spies in Lille during WWI, the other of a pregnant college student looking for her cousin who went missing after the end of WWII. Eve Gardiner, one of the spies, is the link between the two stories. Both stories held my interest, which is a feat. I usually find with dual stor ...more
So many readers have loved this book, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. My first book of 2018, and I have to admit it was an extremely slow start. It didn't really take hold of my heart until about the final third of the book. Boy- once it grabbed me, I couldn't put it down.
Eve Gardiner and Charlie St Clair are the two perspectives introduced. Past and present storylines that eventually merge together (as you knew they would). Eve is a cranky hag of a lady, and Charlie bangs on her ...more
I won a copy of The Alice Network in a Goodreads Giveaway.
I loved The Alice Network. It is by far the best book I’ve read this year, maybe even in the last few years. I was fully invested in the wonderful characters and the fantastic story from the beginning. I love books set in WWI and WWII and The Alice Network takes places during the former and shortly after the latter. A bonus is that much of the book takes place in the French countryside.
In 1947, Charlie St. Clair is a nineteen year old Ame ...more
Title: The Alice Network
Author: Kate Quinn
Release date: June 6, 2017
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The Alice Network is one of the most brilliant and inspired books I have ever read. Yes, those are some tall words, but I say that with no hesitation or second thought. I feel like it's an impossible feat to sit here and adequately explain all of the reasons why you
shouldNEED TO READ THIS.
Let's get this straight right from the start. This is not for the ...more
This novel is the reason why I love history! Charlie is a pregnant unwed mother after World War II. She is struggling with the loss of her brother, her dear cousin is missing and she does not know what to do about her "little problem." Instead of taking care of her little problem like her parents want her to, Charlie goes to England to meet up with Eve. Charlie believes Eve might know what happened to Rose, her missing cousin. The story then alternates back in time to when Eve was a spy in Franc ...more
This is such an amazing book, bringing life to a segment of WWII history with brilliant characters and evocative vocabulary. I've seen it marketed mainly towards women but anybody can definitely enjoy this book, especially if you're a history buff.
The Alice Network was a Traveling Sister Group Read with Norma, Brenda, Lindsay and JanB. The sisters were split on this one, which was quite interesting!
The Premise of The Alice Network is a fascinating one: a historical novel based on the true story of a female spy network which took place during World War I. The best part of it for me however, was reading it with my sisters.
This is a novel told in two timelines.
In 1915: Eve Gardiner and Lilli are spies: Eve is a seemingly innocent, ...more