Saturday, March 16, 2019

THE SONGBIRD AND THE SPY by J'nell Ciesielski, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

The Songbird and the Spy is another amazing novel by J’nell Ciesielski. I read and enjoyed her debut novel Among the Poppies, so I was eager to dig into this book. I was completely captivated by this riveting story set in France during WWII. With well-developed and endearing main characters, great secondary characters, attention to historical detail, and a gripping, complex plot, this tale kept me turning the pages. The depiction of life during this horrific time in history was eye-opening, and learning about the things people did to try to hasten end to the war was heart-stopping. 
Michael and Claire were courageous and vividly drawn, and I was drawn to their courage and bravery. With plenty of suspense, intrigue, and romance, this novel has something for everyone. I loved the tender threads of hope and faith that weave through the story. I would recommend it to those who enjoy excellent historical fiction.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:

Readers will devour each moment leading up to the satisfying ending. - Publishers Weekly

As shells explode over Nazi-occupied France, American music student Claire Baudin is trapped behind enemy lines, struggling to protect her identity. Singing as a barmaid while she plans her escape, a handsome Third Reich captain threatens everything she knows to be true about the enemy.

Nazi Captain Michael Reiner isn't who he claims to be. A British language expert turned spy, he discovers the truth about Claire, but he knows the importance of a secret. Struggling to resist his attraction to the songbird, he's determined to complete his assignment, no matter the cost. His cover is threatened when a ruthless female Gestapo officer arrives, hunting Resistance fighters. The raid forces Michael's hand: complete the mission or save Claire.

As the war threatens to tear them apart, they must rely on each other for survival. Is there hope—and a future—for an American songbird and a British spy?


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3 comments:

  1. Readers will certainly expect great things after that review... and anyone who read Among the Poppies is no doubt eager to read this one! Thanks Winnie!

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