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message 1: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
We will be starting a buddy read of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn on January 12th. Everyone is welcome to join.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Please mark your posts with where you are in the book and use spoiler tags as needed.

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.


message 2: by Savanes, Moderator (last edited Dec 20, 2018 08:01AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Schedule:
Saturday January 12 : Chapter 1 - Chapter 3 (included)
Sunday January 13: Chapter 4 - Chapter 8
Monday January 14: Chapter 9 - Chapter 11
Tuesday January 15: Chapter 12 - Chapter 16
Wednesday January 16: Chapter 17 - Chapter 20
Thursday January 17: Chapter 21 - Chapter 24
Friday January 18: Chapter 25 - Chapter 28
Saturday January 19: Chapter 29 - Chapter 34
Sunday January 20: Chapter 35 - Chapter 39
Monday January 21: Chapter 40 - the end


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Trisha I'm crossing my fingers hoping I get the book in time!!


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Bub | 49 comments May I please join the buddy read?


Susan | 16 comments This was a great book <3


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Kristin | 2 comments This was one of my favorites for 2018!


message 7: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Bub wrote: "May I please join the buddy read?"

Absolutely, Bub! We're starting January 12th and will discuss in this thread as we go.


message 8: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
I think I'll make a schedule so we can read along, what do you think?


message 9: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Sure, if you want. I’m not sure how it’s broken up. I have the audio.


message 10: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
The book is about 500 pages so I think we can read it in 10 days (50 pages / day). Does that sound feasible to everyone?


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Ayanime  (ayanimelovesbooks) | 2 comments Interesting...


message 12: by Trina (new) - added it

Trina  (trinanycolbrown) Hello All! I'm new to the group and looking forward to joining this buddy read. This book has been on my TBR longer than I expected:-)


message 13: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Good to have you with us! :)


message 14: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Welcome, Trina!

Sounds good, Savanes.


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Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
The schedule is up in the second message.


Thereadingbell | 296 comments I might join this buddy read depends how quickly I get through some of the books for January. I will be picking up my January books tomorrow so we will see how far I get. If I finish them quickly I will most definitely join on this read. The book sounds really good.


Thereadingbell | 296 comments ok so I was on Amazon looking at books for new releases and The Alice Network was available for 2.99 for me so I purchased it for my kindle. I will be joining the buddy read.


message 18: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Glad you'll be joining us, Susanne.


message 19: by Trina (new) - added it

Trina  (trinanycolbrown) I also benefited from the kindle sale today on Amazon and will be joining the buddy read of The Alice Network. I've been wanting to get to this one for months and I am excited to join you guys.


message 20: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Excellent, Trina! This should be a great discussion.


message 21: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Great!


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Melissa | 1 comments Perfect, I have been looking forward to reading this book..


message 23: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey I would love to join this buddy read!


message 24: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Welcome, Melissa & Kelsey!


message 25: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Starting tomorrow!! Is everyone ready?


Thereadingbell | 296 comments I am ready finishing two books hopefully today.


message 27: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
I plan to finish my current audio today, so I'll be ready to start this one.


Thereadingbell | 296 comments Finished my books I am ready.


message 29: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
I just started this one, but I'm still in chapter 1. I already like Charlie.


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Bub | 49 comments I’m restarting this today. I’m on page 16. So far so good


Thereadingbell | 296 comments I will be starting soon myself but plan to do the buddy read schedule and read another book at the same time


message 32: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Interesting beginning... I'm just past chapter 1, I wonder what happened to Eve to be (view spoiler)


message 33: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
Chapter 3: small detail but (view spoiler)


message 34: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Savanes wrote: "Interesting beginning... I'm just past chapter 1, I wonder what happened to Eve to be [spoilers removed]"

I was wondering about her (view spoiler) too.


message 35: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
I only made it through chapter 2 today, so I'll have to read your chapter 3 spoiler tomorrow.


message 36: by Thereadingbell (last edited Jan 13, 2019 12:07AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Thereadingbell | 296 comments This is my first book that I have read that switches back and forth about each character it is kind of different for me. I also was wonder about (view spoiler)


Thereadingbell | 296 comments Which Character is your favorite so far?


Thereadingbell | 296 comments (view spoiler)


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Bub | 49 comments I’m a slow reader so I’ll catch up with y’all later. Please keep the spoilers hid as you’re doing. Thanks!


message 40: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Also, please mark where you are with your spoilers so everyone knows when they can read them. Thank you!


message 41: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
I really like the book so far and I have to say I like both characters for different reasons.
I liked this sentence Charlie said about Eve (chapter 11): (view spoiler)

About the first few chapters, (view spoiler)


 Tina | 15 comments Is it late to join? This book looks great!


message 43: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
No, jump in, Tina!


Thereadingbell | 296 comments Savanes wrote: "I really like the book so far and I have to say I like both characters for different reasons.
I liked this sentence Charlie said about Eve (chapter 11): [spoilers removed]

About the first few chap..."
I have to agree with you about both characters are very interesting and I also like them for different reasons.


 Tina | 15 comments Holy Bookworm! Thanks for letting me join in. I picked up my book this afternoon and absolutely am in love with Kate Quinn's writing. I hope it remains this terrific.


Thereadingbell | 296 comments Tina wrote: "Holy Bookworm! Thanks for letting me join in. I picked up my book this afternoon and absolutely am in love with Kate Quinn's writing. I hope it remains this terrific." Everyone is always welcomed to join in buddy reads it makes discussions really good.


message 47: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
Savanes wrote: "Chapter 3: small detail but [spoilers removed]"

I don't think that's always the case. (view spoiler)


message 48: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6035 comments Mod
I didn't get much reading done over the weekend, but got back to it today. I think I'm the opposite of most people, as I usually read less on the weekends. I'm somewhere in chapter 7. (view spoiler)


Thereadingbell | 296 comments Kristie wrote: "I didn't get much reading done over the weekend, but got back to it today. I think I'm the opposite of most people, as I usually read less on the weekends. I'm somewhere in chapter 7.

I love Eve..."
I am doing the reading schedule as posted before we started already at chapter 17. I thought it odd too that permission needed to be granted.


message 50: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
I'm like you Kristie, I tend to read less in the weekends. More parties at night and more family to tend to. ;)


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