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read The Alice Network kindle Ö Hardcover Ò In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate uinn 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 storIn an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate uinn 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 famil 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 GermanyI enjoyed the characters in this became engrossed in their stories such good characterizations; from the naive Charley who shows tremendous growth during the course of this novel to the irracible and hard drinking Eve on to the delicious Finn the Scotsman​ with a delicious bu'ur well all I can say about him is be still my heart Eve's story takes us back to the first world war when she was part of the Network and her horrific experiences at the hand of a profiteer Charley's story takes place in 1947 when she is looking for her cousin Rose who went missing in France Fantastic though tense filled stories what these women risked with so little reward nor recognitionThe authors afterward clearly defines what who and what events were actual people or happenings I think you will be surprised at just how much of this was based on fact I was and so much of which I had never heard The ending was a bit over the top but if ever a book deserved a somewhat schmaltzy ending it is this one

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Y 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 sister1915 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 I’m in the minority with this book I did not like the author’s writing and found The Alice Network to be repetitious and uite tiresomeThere is no doubt that historically women played an important role in WWI and WWII Their courage sacrifice and strength should be rejoiced This book however really wasn’t about the history it was all about 2 woman’s silly behavior 1947’s Charlie St Clair’s story was so flip Pregnant and single drunk sleeping around these should not be the highlights of a book written on a very serious matter heroism Her journey to look for her cousin Rose was not believable I had a real hard time with her pregnancy called her “little problem” throughout the book Very immature at the leastI enjoyed some of the 1915 escapades of Lili and Eve when spying on the Germans and their collaborators during WWI However I can’t imagine the real Louise de Bettignes treating what she did every day so lightly 1947’s Eve wasn’t written much better PTSD should be treated in a enlightening way She needn’t be a raving drunkI really felt this book should have been classified as YA This was chick lit at it’s worst I think back to one of my favorite books on war A Constellation of Vital Phenomena where women are treated with dignity and have fierce loyalty1 out of 5 stars

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The Alice NetworkTo work as a spy Sent into enemy occupied France she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili the ueen 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 truthno matter where it lea I was introduced to an aspect of war that I haven't read much about espionage and even less so to an aspect reflecting the courage and intelligence and iron will of women serving as spies during WWl Two time frames are connected even though there are two different wars through the character of Eve Gardiner She meets Charlie St Clair in 1947 and we become privy to Eve's fascinating and intriguing life as a spy in 1915 during WWI Charlie is searching for her cousin Rose who was living in France during WWII and has not been heard from since While Eve plays a major role in the current time frame at first reluctantly helping Charlie it is the story of her past that is the most gripping Having said that I was drawn to Charlie's story as well and admired her persistence and independent spirit I was on the edge of my seat as Eve puts herself in danger to learn enemy secrets and I held my breath during one horrific scene I've read novels about female spies in Code Name Verity and a couple of the Clara Vine stories by Jane Thynne during WWII but this is the first I've read of women spies in WWI and to say I was pulled into this story is putting it mildly It's over 500 pages and not once did I feel as though the stories were dragged out In fact it was hard to put down While the main characters in this novel are fictitious there are some real people in the story and one of them is the spy known as Alice Dubois for whom the network of brave women is named The real people depicted here as well as knowing that many of the circumstances were true make this so much meaningful The author is well known for historical fiction about Rome and I hope to read some of these as wellI received an advanced copy of this book from William MorrowHarperCollins through Edelweiss