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#BookReview: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn



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Synopsis

---------Sinopsis

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. Shes 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 Charlies 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 shes recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, shes trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemys 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 hasnt heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

---------En una apasionante nueva novela histórica de la autora bestselling, Kate Quinn, dos mujeres—una espía reclutada en la Red Alice en Francia durante la Primera Guerra Mundial y una socialite estadounidense no convencional que buscaba a su prima en 1947—se reúnen en una fascinante historia de corage y redención.

1947. Durante la caótica secuelas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la colegiala estadounidense Charlie St. Clair está embarazada, soltera y al borde de ser expulsada de su familia. Ella también tiene la desgarradora esperanza de que su amada prima Rose, que desapareció en la Francia ocupada por los nazis durante la guerra, podría seguir viva. Así que cuando los padres de Charlie la destierran a Europa para que se ocupe de su "pequeño problema", Charlie se escapa y se dirige a Londres, determinada en averiguar qué le sucedió a la prima que ama como una hermana.

1915. Un año después de la Gran Guerra, Eve Gardiner está desesperada por unirse a la lucha contra los alemanes e, inesperadamente, consigue su oportunidad cuando es reclutada para trabajar como espía. Enviada a la Francia ocupada por el enemigo, es entrenada por la fascinante Lili, la "Reina de los Espías", que administra una vasta red de agentes secretos justo debajo de la nariz del enemigo.

Treinta años más tarde, acechada por la traición que en última instancia destruyó la Red Alice, Eve pasa sus días borracha y aislada en su destartalada casa londinense. Hasta que una joven estadounidense dice un nombre que Eve no ha oído en décadas, y las lanza a ambas en una misión para encontrar la verdad... sin importar a donde las conduzca.



My Thoughts

---------Mi Opinión

I recived this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of a honest review, this does not weight in my opinion of the book.

I dont usually read books set on this time of human history, it has never really caught my attention this time of wars, not even with romantic tints, however, I decided that since I am in this spy reading wave, why not give a chance to a story set in the time when espionage became what we know today. And fortunately, it has been a very good experience to be able to read this book and enter the sorrow in the lives of Charlie and Evelyn (Eve). Alternating between Charlies life after World War II in her relentless pursuit of her cousin Rose, and Eve in her training and work as spies for The Alice Network in World War I, this book is a compendium of experiences that are mixed with humor, love and even horror.

This story keeps the reader in suspense during all its developing, while the author perfectly balances the most devastating moments with humor. And even though the World Wars I and II dont really resonate with me as Latin American, I can still feel the devastation of that time through the authors brilliant presentation of events, setting, time and research regarding that period. What I dont end up quite liking is that in some points it becomes a bit slow, which made me try harder than I would like to finish the book, taking into account that I didnt want to miss any detail of the story.

---------Recibí este libro por parte del editor vía Edelweiss a cambio de una reseña honesta, esto no influyo en mi opinión del mismo.

Yo no suelo leer libros situados en este tipo de la historia humana, realmente nunca me ha llamado la atención este tiempo de guerras, ni siquiera con tintes románticos, sin embargo, decidí que ya que estoy en esto de la onda de espías, por qué no darle una oportunidad a una historia situada en el tiempo en que el espionaje se convirtió en lo que conocemos hoy. Y afortunadamente, ha sido una muy buena experiencia poder leer este libro y adentrarme a las apesadumbradas vidas de Charlie y Evelyn (Eve). Alternando entre la vida de Charlie luego de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en su implacable búsqueda de su prima Rose y de Eve en su entrenamiento y trabajo como espías para La Red Alice en la Primera Guerra Mundial, este libro es un compendio de experiencias que se ven mezclados con el humor, el amor e incluso con el horror.

Esta historia mantiene en vilo al lector durante todo lo que se tarde en desarrollarse, mientras la autora balanza de forma perfecta los momentos más devastadores con lo cómico. Y aun cuando las I y II guerras mundiales no razonas realmente con los latinoamericanos, todavía podemos sentir la devastación de dicho tiempo por medio de la brillante presentación que la autora hace de los hechos, del escenario, del tiempo y de su investigación sobre ese periodo. Lo que no me termina de gustar de este libro es que en algunas partes se torna un poco lento, lo que hacía que me esforzara más de lo que me gustaría en terminar el libro, teniendo en cuanta que no me quería perder ningún detalle de la historia.

About The Author

Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelors and masters degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia.

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