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Occupied Paris: April 1941 Desperate to return home from France on the eve of Hitler's anticipated declaration of war, American Addie Bridges realizes her future is anything but certain when she witnesses the brutal murder of German businessman and sweet old raconteur Konni Ritter. Addie is ordered to remain in Paris as a material witness to the murder, threat of war or no ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published December 11th 2015 by Penurious Publishing
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Chitra Iyer
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fall Irmgard: Operation Irmgard by Rand Charles is a story set during the Second World War. Its been long since I have come across a complex and involving book such as this and I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed it.

The year is 1941 in German occupied Paris. A German businessman, Konni Ritter, is murdered and the brutality is witnessed by one of his friends, Addie Bridges, an American waiting to return home. She is held back for inquiry by Major Rolf von Gerz, a German army officer who is in charge o
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Marilyn
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of Fall Irmgard: Operation Irmgard in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. This is Rand Charles' first full length novel and boy was it a good one! The story itself takes place in 1941 in occupied Paris. It is a well written and complex novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

The story begins in German occupied Paris in 1941. The reader meets Addie Bridges, an American woman, desperate to return home to America now that the Germans have taken over Paris
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RJ McGill
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 17challenge
Wow! Do you enjoy History? Do you like reading historical fiction? You will LIKE Fall Irmgard by Rand Charles.

It's 1941, Paris is teetering ...on the verge of social and economic collapse and even more terrifying, Hitler's army is gathering at the gates. Addie Bridges is less than 24 hours from boarding a plane back to the safety of America when she witnesses her friend Konni Ritter's murder. Major Rolf von Gerz leads the investigation into Konni's murder. By all accounts he was kind, friendly,
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Sharon
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A riveting tale of many complex characters that twists and turns constantly, keeping you fascinated. Each time you think you have figured out who killed Konrad Victor Johann Sebastian von Stendal der Ritter von der Krumme, a man as loved and complex as his name. and why it was done, new facts come to life.
You will meet German Army and Gestapo, French police, nightclub personnel, smugglers, gangsters and a circle of women friends from all countries. Each contributes to the intricacies of this
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Dai Reading
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, novels
A fairly long and quite complex mystery set in occupied France during early part of WW2. Very well written evoking the tenor of the situation and times, not only between the french and the germans but also between the various factions of the german militia as well - and both these elements to the Jews.
I tend to read in short daily bursts so found it to be a little bit of a challenge to keep up with what was happening to who and to keep the many characters clear in my mind (frequently having to
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Melanie
May 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.
It was a somewhat enjoyable story, although way too many characters to fully keep track. It became so convoluted because too many people were introduced. Also, i had a hard time understanding how the two main characters could have fallen in love, especially after such a short time. The story simply loses credibility when the character Addie has so few redeeming qualities. As far as I could tell, she was pretty, had nice clothes, and was almost c
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Tashfin Awal
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways and have chosen to give my honest opinion about it.
If I'm honest, I'm not usually the craziest about historical books, which is why I may not have liked this as much as I could have. That being said, I did love being thrown into the world, even though there were a bit too many people introduced (who as quickly came as they went, so they became irrelevant). I found myself not fully grasping certain parts of the book, or finding it a bit du
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Sarah Sherrin
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won this boom in a Goodreads giveaway and in exchange is my honest review below:

"Operation Irmgard" was most certainly an interesting read. I must admit that it took me a bit to really get into it and I had a difficult time following the cast of characters, but that is more likely just my inability to focus due to a slower beginning than the author's actual writing throughout the book. There were quite a few delectable twists and turns in this book tha y kept it interesting and going and I th
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James Carter
FALL IRMGARD is the complete novel. The heroes are intelligent and honorable; the villains are cunning and intriguing; the lovers are lovers and they are all participants in a story of crime, mystery, and romance in occupied Paris.
In 1941 France has capitulated after a relatively brief struggle with NAZI Germany and is occupied by the German Army. An aristocratic German army office, Rolf von Gerz is assigned the task of determining who is responsible for the murder of a German businessman, poss
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Amy Farley
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I received my copy of Fall Irmgard: Operation Irmgard for free through a Goodreads giveaway.

It is a twisty turny story set in German occupied France. Characters are French and German with one American thrown into the mix. It took me longer than usual to read this novel due to life, so that is, perhaps, why I had trouble keeping the characters and story lines straight. Or is it there were too many characters with too little character development, so I lost focus. Hard to tell.

A few sections of th
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Nancy Shepherd
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: adult readers of historical fiction.
Recommended to Nancy by: Goodreads
It took me a long time to read this book. There are so many characters to keep up with, and I found myself going back to reread passages to be sure I had the right fellow! Perhaps my shortcoming rather than a flaw in writing? I did enjoy the book with the mystery, romance, espionage, and a bit of history/geography to keep me on my toes.
I received the book free through Goodreads, and I look forward to more of Rand Charles' writing.
Gloria Brzny
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
this book was very complex and intricate. it has many characters and suspects which made it difficult at times to keep everyone straight. knowing more about the history of this time before reading this may have helped. after two months of reading it was still not able to see the different spies or black market operations.
Judie
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Fall Irmgard takes place in Paris 1941. We have history, Paris, mystery, wonderful characters and it all meshes together to form a very good book. I will watch for the next book by Rand Charles.

I received this book compliments of Goodreads for my honest review.
Kami Lindsey
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. The characters are very well written, as I was saddened to leave them. The writer's descriptive words puts you right there. Very impressive and well worth the read.
Connie
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
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Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an intriguing book, one that keeps you guessing. With each turn there is another connection with another character and you really have to pay attention. The relations of Konni Ritter are so complex. The setting of the club of Bruno and Sabina is a great meeting place of all the characters. The epilogue is good in that it ties up all the loose ends and you discover what happened to many of the remaining characters. Many will like happy endings, and while some is happy, some is not. This ...more
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Rand Charles is a writer of historical fiction who haunts the dusty archives, cozy pubs, and nickel and wicker cafés of Europe; researching, eavesdropping and pounding out copy on his next book. Alternately, he lives a quiet life in the American Southwest with his wife and her sissy little dog. Fall Irmgard is his first full-length novel. Currently, he is working on sketches for a prequel.

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“My father preached to me from an early age,” Addie said, proudly. “Whether in English or in French, it will be a strong vocabulary and not a strong arm that wins the most battles in one’s lifetime!”
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