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The Alice Network
The Alice Network
Author: Kate Quinn
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 p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062654199
ISBN-10: 0062654195
Publication Date: 6/6/2017
Pages: 528
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 109
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Helpful Score: 4
I love it when historical fiction enlightens me on a place or an event I've been unaware of. I knew nothing about the women who were spies in WWI. This book follows the story of Eve Gardiner who was inducted into the Alice Network, a spy network consisting of women, during WWI. There are two stories being told within the book. One story takes place in 1915 during WWI and other is set in 1947, two years after WWII. Eve Gardiner plays a role in both stories. I was impressed how the author included real characters along with the fictional ones. The author's notes at the end identifies which people in her book were real live heroes.

I did not think the romance that blossomed during the story was necessary. There were also a few times the book could have been edited a bit tighter as it rambled in places. All in all though it was a 4 star read for me!
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Helpful Score: 3
I love a story that combines fact and fiction and this book does it beautifully.
This is about how Eve, an English spy during WW-1 and Charlie, a precocious American girl in 1947 meet under unusual circumstances! And the odyssey begins.

Eve's story is fascinating, searching for the Nazi collaborator who ruined her, and her need to kill him. Charlie searching for her cousin who disappeared during the occupation of France.
Their stories come together in a satisfactory conclusion, a story that you will remember for a long time.

Excellent book!
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Helpful Score: 2
This has been on my want-to-read list for a long time but I finally unburied it from my bookshelf and was so happy that I did. I was swept away by this thrilling female spy ring story alternating between World War I and II. The character development is exquisitely written, portraying them with endearing personal weaknesses amidst their unceasing bravery and courage in the face of war. It is a complex plot that comes together to provide an immensely satisfying ending.
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I absolutely agree with Reese's recommendation for her book club! Historical fiction, but based on real people in the Alice Network, who had enlisted women to spy during the war. This book goes from 1917,where we meet Eve being recruited for the network, to Charlie's story in 1947 about trying to find out what happened to her cousin,and meeting up with Eve.I gasped so many times throughout this book at the unexpected,and finally shed a tear on page 489. I'd definitely recommend this book!


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