As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie ...more
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When it is snowy and cold outside (and my car is buried under 2ft of ), superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL
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Glamour, treachery, and ...more
So I was browsingNetGalleyand had been in a historical fiction kind of mood when I saw the cover forThe Socialiteby J’nell Ciesielski. I don’t know what it was, but I fell in love with that cover and knew I’d be requesting it no matter what it was about! (This is a super bad habit I’m finding myself doing way too often lately.) I’m actually thinking about doing a monthly series ...more
Wow this book was really intense and it made me love it even more. This book had drama, action and betrayal in every page that you read. I have never been more engaged in a book as The Socialite. Kat and Ellie are daughters of Sir Alfred Whitford and that comes with responsibilities. Kat looks up to it and sticks to it, while Ellie is a rebel and wants to be ...more
What a thought provoking and amazing book! It revealed the complexities of war and the bravery of those willing to stand up and fight for what they believed in. Kat comes from a well-to-do and privileged background yet she is willing to risk it all to save her spoilt and misguided younger sister. She is pulled into the dark and dangerous world of espionage and the French Resistance; luckily she has charming Barrett to guide and protect her. As they ...more
Yes, this is a WWII era book, but this book has so much more. It sets itself apart from the rest in several ways:
1. The plot itself (which you can read from the synopsis) is actually interesting and unique.
2. Kat and Barrette are excellent main characters. Their personalities, histories, ...more
A lot of what we learn about the heroine is through her thoughts of her sister. Her younger sister is flighty and impulsive and obsessed with ...more
Set in Nazi-occupied Paris during Word War II, upper-crust Englishwoman Kathleen (Kat) Whitford embarks upon a rescue mission to wrench her sister, Ellie, from the inner circle of the Nazi elite. Finding Ellie involved with a high ranking officer, Kat and Barrett Anderson, a Scottish ex-pat and Resistance operative, have their work cut out for them as they plan how to ...more
by J'nell Ciesielski
This author was new to me but historical fiction of WW11 is not. I enjoyed this book as it had me thinking of the story of Esther in the Bible, for such a time as this.
Sisters Ellie and Kat could not be more different. Ellie runs away from the rigid life of society and into a risky relationship with a Nazi officer. Dutiful her sister Kat follows to save her sister from occupied France. Ellie is living in a fantasy world and Kat realizes their situation is not ...more
We follow the sisters as they mingle in Nazi high society. This book has it all, romance, intrigue, danger, suspence. I highly recommend this book. I found it difficult to put down.
Thank to Net Galley, Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for this ...more
Kat Whitford has been charged by her father to go to occupied Paris and bring her sister, Ellie, home. Ellie was known to be often in the company of a German Officer, and because of her father's position within the government, Ellie knew too many secrets that the officer could mine from her. It was imperative for Kat to be successful in bringing Ellie home. To hedge his bets, Sir Alfred Whitford ...more
I would have liked to see more details of the glitz and glamor described in the blurb. You wouldn’t even know it’s set in Paris unless you had read it in the blurb.
The one thing I just could not get over was how often the main ...more
"The Socialite" is a book filled with suspense, adventure and life and death choices. It is the story of love between two sisters and the romance between those sisters and their men on different sides of the political scene. Ellie is in love with a Nazi officer and Kat falls in love with a Scottish resistance fighter named Barrett.
Kat travels from England to Paris to rescue her sister Ellie who has run away and is now living with a Nazi officer name Eric. Kat must ...more
The love stories at the heart of this book were compelling and I loved the evolution of the title character from haughty aristocrat to feisty fighter. Overall, I enjoyed ...more