The Alice Network

The Alice Network

Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter 1947.

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062654195

Category: Fiction

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Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, 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 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 as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen 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 truth...no matter where it leads. “Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter
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The Alice Network A Novel

The Alice Network  A Novel

Their stories intertwine in this exciting tale by Kate Quinn. 2017 is a good year for Kate Quinn's The Alice Network. This novel boasts of its recognition as New York Times & USA Today bestseller.

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Readers of The Alice Network: A Novel seeking engagement for all reading groups can gain further insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. The Alice Network is a historical fiction novel that brings the readers back to the Great War. Author Kate Quinn tells a story of two women in wartime Europe. One is an American socialite Charlie St. Clair. Her pregnancy forces her to leave her country and move to Europe in search of a cousin who disappeared in France during the Nazi occupation. The second is a female spy Eve Gardiner who became a part of France's Alice Network during the Great War. Their stories intertwine in this exciting tale by Kate Quinn. 2017 is a good year for Kate Quinn's The Alice Network. This novel boasts of its recognition as New York Times & USA Today bestseller. It has also been acclaimed #1 Historical Fiction Bestseller by Globe and Mail. It has been part of NPR's 2017 Best Books of the Year, Girly Book Club and Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year. Celebrity Reese Witherspoon picked The Alice Network for her esteemed book club. Lastly, The Alice Network became the official Summer Book Pick for Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub. In this comprehensive look into The Alice Network: A Novel , you'll be equipped to prepare with the following: Discussion aid which includes a wealth of prompts and information Overall plot synopsis and author biography Thought-provoking discussion questions for a deeper examination Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And much more! Note to readers: This is a companion guide based on The Alice Network: A Novel This is meant to enhance and aid your reading experience, not to replace it. We strongly encourage you to purchase the original book before purchasing this unofficial companion guide.
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The Alice Network

The Alice Network

This book is a work of fiction. References to real people, events, establishments, organizations, or locales are intended only to provide a sense of authenticity, and are used fictitiously. All other characters, and all incidents and ...

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062654205

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, 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 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 as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen 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 truth...no matter where it leads. “Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter
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The Rose Code

The Rose Code

The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress! *Winner of Historical Novel of the Year in NetGalley UK's Books of 2021* 'A terrific book bursting with vivid atmosphere' Dinah Jefferies, #1 ...

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008455880

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Summary of The Alice Network

Summary of The Alice Network

Eve had never given René any facts about Lili or the Alice Network, a collection of women spies that Lili oversaw. The data instead came from an old cellmate of Lili's. The Alice Network is the seventh novel by Kate Quinn.

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ISBN: 9791220875424

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Summary of The Alice Network - A Comprehensive Summary The Alice Network by Kate Quinn tells the story of unlikely friends and their quest for revenge on a brutal man. Evelyn “Eve” Gardiner left her job as a spy in WWI to kill René, a warfare profiteer whom she blamed for the loss of the life of her best friend. Eve believed she would never get the revenge she desired when she was told René was dead. Many years later, Charlotte “Charlie” St. Clair came to Eve looking for her cousin, Rose, who had become linked with René and supposedly died during WWII. Figuring out that her enemy was alive after all, Eve set out to find and kill him. At the same time, Eve and Charlie found similarities in their lives and bonded as friends. Charlie’s mother had brought Charlie from their home in New York City to England for an abortion. Charlie manipulated their trip plans so that she could go to Eve, a woman whose name she had found in the search for her cousin, Rose. Charlie believed her cousin was still alive and was hoping that Eve could help find her. Eve agreed to assist Charlie but had her ulterior motive. René, the man for whom Rose had worked at one point, was Eve’s enemy. She had made it her life’s work to hunt René down and kill him. In WWI, Eve had wanted to take part in the war; however, she was unable to do so not only because she was a woman but also because she had a stammer. She was recruited as a spy and worked in René’s restaurant, Le Lethe, in German-occupied Lille. Because Eve could speak German, she should snoop on the German officials René catered to in his restaurant. Even though Eve had hoped that René would not notice her, he requested she become his mistress. Eve agreed because she believed she might be fired from her job and lose her task as a spy if she did not. After Eve and Lili were arrested while looking to get through a German checkpoint on a one-person safe passage pass, René closed his restaurant to take care of Eve. He suspected she became a spy and wanted to find out for sure. At some point in the night, René smashed all of Eve’s knuckles as he questioned her about the lady with whom she had been arrested. The following day René turned Eve over to the Germans. He claimed that she had informed him of everything about Lili while she was under the influence of a dose of opium that he gave her. Eve blamed herself for betraying her friend, a betrayal that brought about Lili, Eve, and Violette, any other spy, being sentenced to jail. Lili died in prison. Eve blamed herself for Lili’s death. In the meantime, Charlie found out that her cousin, Rose, had died in a bloodbath within the village of Oradour-Sur-Glane. Eve discovered through her research that René had turned Rose in as a member of the resistance, which meant that he was responsible for Rose’s death. Charlie agreed to assist Eve to find René, which resulted in Eve killing René and then turning the gun on herself. Charlie convinced Eve to live by telling her that she had found out that René had lied to Eve. Eve had never given René any facts about Lili or the Alice Network, a collection of women spies that Lili oversaw. The data instead came from an old cellmate of Lili’s. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.
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The Huntress

The Huntress

Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina.

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0062884344

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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One of Marie Claire's Best Women’s Fiction of the year! One of Bookbub's biggest books of the year “If you enjoyed “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” read “The Huntress,” by Kate Quinn." The Washington Post From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.
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The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris

A New York Times Bestseller “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times ...

Author: Pam Jenoff

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460398760

Category: Fiction

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A New York Times Bestseller “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019 “An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Look for Pam Jenoff’s new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, an unforgettable story of courage and friendship during wartime. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff. The Orphan’s Tale The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Kommandant’s Girl The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Winter Guest
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Ribbons of Scarlet

Ribbons of Scarlet

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics.

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062916082

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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“The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors.”--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls A breathtaking, epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—seven unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.
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The Secretary

The Secretary

What a fantastic story this is touching just about every emotion there is.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderfully heartbreaking story of life, love and above all survival.

Author: Catherine Hokin

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781838889548

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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‘Don’t cry.’ Christoph uncurled her clenched fingers. ‘You know why you must work for him: to keep your real work away from your family, to keep them safe so that, if you get caught, they won’t be taken. One day you’ll be able to tell them all of that.’ Germany 1940. As secretary to an influential businessman, Magda Aderbach spends her days sending party invitations to high-ranking Nazis, and her evenings distributing pamphlets for the resistance. When she is approached about a job by the leader of the SS, Magda embarks upon a dangerous double life smuggling secrets out of his office. It’s a deadly game, and eventual exposure is a certainty, but Magda is driven by a need to keep the man she loves safe as he fights against the Nazis… Forty years later. Nina Dahlke’s heart pounds as she leaves everything she has ever known and steps into an uncertain future carrying a forged passport, a few Deutschmarks, and the image of an ornate stone villa, The Tower House, seared into her memory. She has never forgotten the fear in her grandmother’s voice when Nina found the drawing of the elegant building hidden in her wardrobe. And now, with nothing left to lose, Nina is determined to uncover the past her grandmother ran from. But not even Nina’s wildest imaginings come close to the truth that she discovers when she reaches her destination… A haunting and poignant novel about bravery, loss and redemption during the second World War. A beautiful read for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and The Alice Network. What readers are saying about Catherine Hokin: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The best historical fiction book I’ve read this year! I was awake until the early morning hours finishing it, because I could not put it down!… Heartbreaking.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing read… I was totally absorbed in the story and I would love to give it 10 stars. One of my best reads this year. I can’t begin to say how much I loved this book, I couldn’t put it down, absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If I could give this book more than a five-star rating, I surely would! It is absolutely the best WW2 historical fiction I’ve read in a long time!… I couldn’t bear to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Can I give a rating higher than 5 stars?!… I really loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Have you ever read a book that has torn at your heartstrings so much that you just know it’s going to leave a lasting impression for the rest of time?… This book is going on that list!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This story just swept me away… I was left speechless… just wow!!… I do recommend a box of tissues… This book will have you turning the pages.’ Red Headed Book Lady blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The more I read of this book, the more I had to read! What a fantastic story this is touching just about every emotion there is.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderfully heartbreaking story of life, love and above all survival. A truly emotional book and very hard to put down. 5*.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating. Sobering. Unflinching. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Squeezed my cold heart… I was turned inside out yet completely invested and unwilling to put my Kindle down while compelled to read late into the night.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an extraordinary, engaging story. It moved me to undiscovered heights of understanding and compassion. A novel that will stay in my mind forever.’ Goodreads reviewer
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If I Were You A Novel

If I Were You  A Novel

... The Last Year of the War “I have long enjoyed Lynn Austin's novels, but If I Were You resonates above all others. ... If I Were You is sure to garner accolades and appeal to fans of novels like The Alice Network and The Nightingale.

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781496437327

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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“A stunning historical saga of hardship and desire in wartime. . . . Readers won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough [in this] . . . unique take on the traditional World War 2 tale.” —Library Journal From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award–winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood, self-discovery, and romance set against the backdrop of WW2. 1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets—and the complicated history of their friendship—to the surface. 1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve’s mother served as a lady’s maid for Audrey’s mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force . . . until a greater threat—Nazi invasion—reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey’s brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen. This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.
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