The Old Girls Network

The Old Girls  Network
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1838895647
ISBN 13: 9781838895648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girls Network Book Review:

From the top 10 bestselling author of Five French Hens. It's never too late to change... After a health scare, 77 year-old spinster Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy picture-perfect English country village of Winsley Green with her sister Pauline. The sisters are chalk and cheese - Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good natured and homely – so it’s not long before the tension starts to rise. When Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant called Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed and, as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it’s clear Bisto could change both of their lives. As the spring turns to summer, and the English countryside comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new journeys and new horizons. Or do old habits die too hard? Funny, joyful and with a spring in its step that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Jennifer Bohnet, Rebecca Raisin and Cathy Hopkins. Praise for Judy Leigh’s books:‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left What readers are saying about The Old Girls’ Network: ’Loved this from cover to cover pity I can only give this 5 stars as it deserves far more.’ ’The story’s simply wonderful, the theme of second chances will resonate whatever your age, there’s something for everyone among the characters, and I do defy anyone not to have a tear in their eye at the perfect ending.’ ’With brilliant characters and hilarious antics, this is definitely a cosy read you'll not want to miss.’ ’This is just one of those books that makes you feel good about being alive!’ ’I thoroughly enjoyed The Old Girls’ Network. I’d certainly be up for reading a sequel *hint hint*’ ’A lovely read of how life doesn't just end because your getting old.’ ’A great feel-good and fun story that made me laugh and root for the characters.’

The Old Girls Network

The Old Girls  Network
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781800489219
ISBN 13: 1800489218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girls Network Book Review:

From the top 10 bestselling author of Five French Hens. It's never too late to change... After a health scare, 77 year-old spinster Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy picture-perfect English country village of Winsley Green with her sister Pauline. The sisters are chalk and cheese - Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good natured and homely - so it's not long before the tension starts to rise. When Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant called Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed and, as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it's clear Bisto could change both of their lives. As the spring turns to summer, and the English countryside comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new journeys and new horizons. Or do old habits die too hard? Funny, joyful and with a spring in its step that reminds you to live every day like it's your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Jennifer Bohnet, Rebecca Raisin and Cathy Hopkins. Praise for Judy Leigh's books: 'Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting' Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade' Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left.

The Old Girl Network

The Old Girl Network
Author: Catherine Alliott
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 0141973412
ISBN 13: 9780141973418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girl Network Book Review:

Lose yourself in the twists and turns of love in the hilarious romantic comedy from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer Finding true love's a piece of cake - as long as you're looking for someone else's true love . . . Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognises her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter. Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly's help in finding his missing fiancé. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees - the girls of St Gertrude's look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider's web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled. The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it's not even Polly's true love . . . 'Compulsively readable' The Times 'Hilarious and full of surprises' Daily Telegraph

Miss Mabel s School for Girls

Miss Mabel s School for Girls
Author: Katie Cross
Publsiher: KC Writing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 0991531914
ISBN 13: 9780991531912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Mabel s School for Girls Book Review:

Never underestimate the power of a determined witch. Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic. Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Committed to breaking free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel. Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, and lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful? Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Trilogy, an exciting new fantasy series. A gripping tale about the will to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

Five French Hens

Five French Hens
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1838894535
ISBN 13: 9781838894535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five French Hens Book Review:

The best days of your life might be still to come... When 73 year old Jen announces that she is going to marry Eddie, a man she met just a few months previously on a beach on Boxing Day, her four best friends from aqua aerobics are flabbergasted. The wedding is booked and, when the groom decides to have a stag trip to Las Vegas, the ladies arrange a hen party to beat all others -a week in the city of love, Paris. From misadventures at the Louvre, outrageous Parisian cabarets, to drinking champagne with a dashing millionaire at the casino, Paris lives up to all their hopes and dreams. But a week can change everything, and the women that come home have very different dreams from the ones who got on the plane just days ago. Funny, fearless and with a joie de vivre that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Cathy Hopkins, Dawn French and Fiona Gibson Praise for Judy Leigh’s books: ‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left What readers are saying about Five French Hens'It was laugh out loud funny at times and I would definitely recommend giving it a go.' 'highly amusing and gives her characters depth and feeling.' 'very enjoyable novel which I have no hesitation in recommending.' 'The story was great fun, covered each of the ladies in depth, and was very well-written. I loved it and would highly recommend it.' 'their transformation was absolutely awe-inspiring.' 'I enjoyed every bit of the story!' 'This book has a little bit of everything, romance, humor, and suspense' 'this book is a delightful, poignant read - one that reminds readers that life doesn't end when you reach a certain age - in fact, it just gets better.'

The Cute Girl Network

The Cute Girl Network
Author: MK Reed,Greg Means
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1596437510
ISBN 13: 9781596437517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cute Girl Network Book Review:

"Jack and Jane just want to fall in love in peace, but Jane's busy-body lady-friends are determined to head the clumsy Jack off at the pass!"--

A Grand Old Time The laugh out loud and feel good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018

A Grand Old Time  The laugh out loud and feel good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0008269203
ISBN 13: 9780008269203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grand Old Time The laugh out loud and feel good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018 Book Review:

It’s never too late to have the time of your life . . . Heartwarming, hilarious and joyful – the perfect read for anyone who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Man Called Ove, Ruth Jones and Jojo Moyes.

The Woman Who Upped and Left

The Woman Who Upped and Left
Author: Fiona Gibson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0007469403
ISBN 13: 9780007469406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Upped and Left Book Review:

A brilliantly funny and uplifting novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mum Who’d Had Enough and When Life Gives You Lemons. Perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to escape it all!

The Age of Misadventure The new most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019

The Age of Misadventure  The new  most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 0008269238
ISBN 13: 9780008269234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Misadventure The new most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019 Book Review:

You’re never too old to live dangerously... The gloriously funny new novel from the author of A Grand Old Time.

The Old Girl Network

The Old Girl Network
Author: Catherine Alliott
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 0141973412
ISBN 13: 9780141973418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girl Network Book Review:

Lose yourself in the twists and turns of love in the hilarious romantic comedy from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer Finding true love's a piece of cake - as long as you're looking for someone else's true love . . . Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognises her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter. Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly's help in finding his missing fiancé. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees - the girls of St Gertrude's look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider's web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled. The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it's not even Polly's true love . . . 'Compulsively readable' The Times 'Hilarious and full of surprises' Daily Telegraph

Crashing the Old Boys Network

Crashing the Old Boys  Network
Author: David F. Salter
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780275955120
ISBN 13: 0275955125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crashing the Old Boys Network Book Review:

Tackles the controversial debate over Title IX and gender equality in all areas of athletics, from youth sports through intercollegiate athletics and women in the sports media.

American Girls

American Girls
Author: Nancy Jo Sales
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0804173184
ISBN 13: 9780804173186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Girls Book Review:

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winning Vanity Fairwriter Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls. With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girlsprovides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence-one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls. Provocative and urgent, American Girlsis destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges. From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Author: Abi Daré
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1524746088
ISBN 13: 9781524746087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with the Louding Voice Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick) Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward! The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams. Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same. Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.

The Kicking the Bucket List

The Kicking the Bucket List
Author: Cathy Hopkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781510062764
ISBN 13: 1510062769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kicking the Bucket List Book Review:

Mum always knows best. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled and Fleur, the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the 3 estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's 'bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings.

City of Girls

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698408322
ISBN 13: 9780698408326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Girls Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0735219117
ISBN 13: 9780735219113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review "Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The Girls

The Girls
Author: Emma Cline
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0812998618
ISBN 13: 9780812998610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book Review:

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist

Anna K

Anna K
Author: Jenny Lee
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1250236428
ISBN 13: 9781250236425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna K Book Review:

A national indie bestseller! Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way... At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie. As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is...until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all. Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's timeless love story, Anna Karenina—but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.

The Alice Network

The Alice Network
Author: Kate Quinn
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0062654209
ISBN 13: 9780062654205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alice Network Book Review:

Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub 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. “Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 014317729X
ISBN 13: 9780143177296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Played with Fire Book Review:

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time, Lisbeth is implicated in a murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was set to be published. Now, while Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.