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The Alice Network

Great piece of historical fiction by Kate Quinn. Story is about a female spy ring in WWI and the aftermath years later. Most of the book takes place in England and France. Enjoyable read!

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I also enjoyed reading ‘The Alice Network’. After reading The Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah, I really got into reading stories of women in the Resistance during WW II. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn is really compelling, although different, than The Alice Network. Her The Rose Code, about ordinary women making a huge contribution to the British decoding efforts during the war, is very absorbing, as well.

I’ve just read several novels by Kristin Harmel about women’s role in WW II, as well.

In 2019, we visited Les Invalides, and walked through the section on Resistance fighters. All men. As we were leaving, we were asked to complete a survey, and one of the questions was “What else should we include?” I asked “ Why is there no mention of all the women who risked so much for the cause? They risked so much personally, and had so much to lose.”

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I also enjoyed The Alice Network, recommended by a forum friend.

Another book I recommend about women with little known but tremendous roles in WWII is "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict, about Hedy Lamarr, known generally as an actress.

"...Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side and understood more than anyone would guess. .... She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star....But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication...if anyone would listen to her.....The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece that celebrates the many women in science that history has overlooked."

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My sister and I also enjoyed the Alice Network. She just gave me the Huntress to read too. Another great book is The Paris Architect. It isn’t about women helping during the war. It is about a young man who is apathetic towards what is happening to the Jews during the war but slowly becomes involved and sympathetic. The author is Charles Belfour. He has other books I haven’t gotten to reading yet. Another old but good read is Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah about the siege in Leningrad. I read this before our Baltic trip to St Petersburg. She has a few good books about WWII. There are so many good books on this subject out there, glad my library is reopening soon.

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LOVED it. I read quite a few books about WWI and II and the years between and this was one of the best.

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My mother and I additionally loved the Alice Network. She simply gave me the Huntress to study too. Another top notch ee-e book is The Paris Architect. It isn’t approximately girls assisting for the duration of the conflict. It is set a younger guy who's apathetic closer to what's occurring to the Jews for the duration of the conflict however slowly turns into worried and sympathetic. The creator is Charles Belfour. He has different books I haven’t gotten to studying yet. Another vintage however accurate study is Winter Garden, with the aid of using Kristin Hannah approximately the siege in Leningrad. I study this earlier than our Baltic journey to St Petersburg. She has some accurate books approximately WWII. There are such a lot of accurate books in this situation out there, satisfied my library is reopening soon.