Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

The Black Swan of Paris
by Karen Robards
narrated by Nancy Peterson
Published: 2020
Publisher: MIRA
Genre: Historical, WW2, France
Hardback: 480
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Rating: 4
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First sentence(s):
When the worst thing that could ever happen to you had already happened, nothing that came after really mattered.

A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected.

Paris, 1944

Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance.

When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by Nazis, Genevieve knows it won’t be long before the Gestapo succeeds in torturing information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming allied invasion. The resistance movement is tasked with silencing her by any means necessary—including assassination. But Genevieve refuses to let her mother become yet one more victim of the war. Reuniting with her long-lost sister, she must find a way to navigate the perilous cross-currents of Occupied France undetected—and in time to save Lillian’s life.

My two-bits:

Good mix of historical, romance and some thriller set in WWII Paris. Got different perspectives for this resistance story.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Paris in July (here)
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