I had a book on reserve with my online library. It came…but life got in the way and I never got the book listened to. It happens. I had wanted to listen to the book so I went on Hoopla and they had the book so I downloaded it and listened to it right away. So was the book worth checking out twice??
YES. I enjoyed the book. It totally kept my attention and had me happily listening along. It takes place in France…it deals with the French Resistance in WWII. Those are all topics I typically enjoy.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:
“When the Nazis march into Paris, an American woman uses her bookstore to aid the resistance, while a businessman chooses to sell his products to Germany–and send vital information home to the US. Can they work together for the higher good, or will it cost them everything they love?”
Well, Amazon didn’t say much, did they??
I went to Goodreads and they had a little better synopsis…
“When the Nazis march toward Paris, American ballerina Lucie Girard buys her favorite English-language bookstore to allow the Jewish owners to escape. The Germans make it difficult for her to keep Green Leaf Books afloat. And she must keep the store open if she is to continue aiding the resistance by passing secret messages between the pages of her books.
Widower Paul Aubrey wants nothing more than to return to the States with his little girl, but the US Army convinces him to keep his factory running and obtain military information from his German customers. As the war rages on, Paul offers his own resistance by sabotaging his product and hiding British airmen in his factory. But in order to carry out his mission, he must appear to support the occupation—which does not win him any sympathy when he meets Lucie in the bookstore.
In a world turned upside down, will love or duty prevail?”
That was better.
Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars. I’m going to say 4.3. The book was good but I think I’m getting a little burned out on WWII stories. I know that sounds bad but I think it’s the truth. So many of them all sound the same to me. I really don’t think it’s this book. I truly think it’s me.
If you’re interested, you can find the book HERE.
I would love book recommendations that aren’t WWII related. Does anyone have some?