The Alice Network

The Alice Network

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"It's 1947 and 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 fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" take care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, 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 launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062654199
0062654195
Branch Call Number: F QUINN-K
Characteristics: 503 pages, 14 pages : map ; 21 cm

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It's 1947 and 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 fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somew... Read More »


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NadiaHathor
Oct 24, 2019

This novel drew me in because of its' subject matter, the Female spy networks which had a tremendous impact on both World Wars and yet are rarely given the respect & honour such bravery desires. I feel that Kate being a consummate storyteller imbued this novel with suspense and tension while highlighting and lauding little-known facts and atmospherically bringing this bygone era to life on the page. However, I was a little let down by the quite modern dialogue of one of the protagonists, which didn't conjure the late 40's and at times worked against it creating a chasm that drew me out of the story. Overall an enjoyable and juicy read perfect for the lazy, hazy days of Summer.

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ISBNreading
Oct 10, 2019

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about with this book. It was okay but not terribly well written. The story line was not always plausible. Although perhaps I am feeling a bit saturated with WWI/WWII content at the moment. Especially covers with women walking away!

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Suellen1111
Sep 14, 2019

Excellent! Well written with fully developed characters and an intricate story line. The move between time frames was handled with a minimum of confusion. A good story about strong women in charge of their own lives.

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peggysnorf
Sep 04, 2019

Interesting story but the main characters weren't likable.

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maryellenwilson
Aug 14, 2019

Based on fact. Network of spies, WWI in the northern France, Belgian region. Told as alternate chapters with a quest for a cousin from WWII in company with one the original "Alice" spies. Really good!

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jimcochrane_0
Aug 04, 2019

Gripping story presented in a believable fashion.

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mcdoff
Jul 10, 2019

Recd by Alicia

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Beverleigh
Jul 09, 2019

Such a good book. I couldn't put it down.

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Girlmom9d3
Jul 04, 2019

Solid and entertaining read based on history. I found myself captured by the characters and their personal journeys.

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betsymarzoni
Jun 22, 2019

Beautifully woven story of bravery, friendship, dedication, and love. Great writing.

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Sep 17, 2018

“There are two kinds of flowers when it comes to women,” Eve said. “The kind that sit safe in a beautiful vase, or the kind that survive in any conditions . . . even in evil. Lili was the latter. Which are you?” - p. 336

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