The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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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.



Title : The Alice Network
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ISBN : 0062654195
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 503 pages


Reviews


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

June 13, 2017

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...


Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2017

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...


Jennifer rated it ★★★☆☆

July 09, 2017

"The Alice Network" was a nice escape for me. I enjoyed one part of the book but not the other. There are two storylines going on. I absolutely loved the story in 1915 but the story in 1947 was just OK for me. I didn't like the character of Charley nor that storyline. I'm not a huge fan of histor...


Liz rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

What a fascinating story! And to discover it's based on a real woman, Louise de Bettignies or Alice Dubois. I love a good historical novel and this one ranks right up there. Telling two parallel tales, one of several female spies in Lille during WWI, the other of a pregnant college student lookin...


Erin rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.... Do you know what happens when one of your favorite authors leaves her usual stomping grounds and tackles your favorite period of world history? First, you geek out like the nerd you are. Then worry sets in and you start to ps...


Lori rated it ★★★★☆

June 24, 2017

i could not put this down! From the first chapter I was hooked. Memorable characters and an engrossing story. Glad that the bulk of the story focused on WWI rather than WWII... also, loved that it was based on actual people & events. 4.5 stars.


Purple Country rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2017

I won a copy of The Alice Network in a Goodreads Giveaway. I loved The Alice Network. It is by far the best book I’ve read this year, maybe even in the last few years. I was fully invested in the wonderful characters and the fantastic story from the beginning. I love books set in WWI and WWII and...


Dem rated it ★★★☆☆

June 24, 2017

An interesting and entertaining read about 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. The chapters alternate between Charlie’s story in 1947 and Eve’s story in 1915 and I r...


Christie«SHBBblogger» rated it ★★★★★

July 13, 2017

Title: The Alice Network Series: Standalone Author: Kate Quinn Release date: June 6, 2017 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The Alice Network is one of the most brilliant and inspired books I have ever read. Yes, those are some tall words, but I say that with no hesitation or second thought. I feel like it's an...


Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

I'm a fan of all of Kate Quinn's books, but I'm downright gobsmacked by the genius that is The Alice Network. Set in both 1947 and 1915, Charlie St. Clair and Eve Gardiner's lives are a giant interconnected jigsaw puzzle, the pieces brilliantly linked together over the course of two world wars. M...





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