In the past I’ve read a couple books that really stuck with me. What can I say, I’m a sucker for coming of age books…for books when a girl who was thought to be a backwoods hic becomes so much more. In a way I think I have a “romantic notion” of them. I often imagine the characters to have been my mom as growing up during the depression, many of the same descriptions could have been put on her.
Anyway…the book I’m telling you about today is part of a series that I’ve been following for some time.
The first book was: Velva Jean Learns to Drive
The second book was: Velva Jean Learns to Fly
Now up…Becoming Clementine.
There’s another in the series but I’ll save that for when I get to that book. I have it downloaded in my Audible account but I needed to finish this one first.
The author of all of these is Jennifer Niven and oh my….I love her style. It’s a very folksy type read that got me caught right from the beginning.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“England, 1944. An American volunteers to copilot a plane carrying special agents to their drop spot over Normandy. Her personal mission: to find her brother, who is missing in action. Their plane is shot down, and only she and five agents survive. Now they are on the run for their lives.
As they head to Paris, the beautiful aviatrix Velva Jean Hart becomes Clementine Roux, a daring woman on a mission with her team to capture an operative known only as Swan. Once settled on Rue de la Néva, Clementine works as a spy with the Resistance and finds herself falling in love with her fellow agent Émile, a handsome and mysterious Frenchman with secrets of his own. When Clementine ends up in the most brutal prison in Paris while trying to help Émile and the team rescue Swan, she discovers the depths of human cruelty, the triumph of her own spirit, and the bravery of her team, who will stop at nothing to carry out their mission.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.2 stars. I have to say, I’m giving it more. I don’t know if I gave it a higher rating than it deserves simply because I’ve loved the series so much or what. Either way…I loved the book and the series. I’m off to listen to the next book, American Blonde. Sadly, it’s the last in the series.