It’s 1941 and socialite Ellie Whitford has escaped the confines of her upper crust British upbringing and is living the life of luxury in German occupied Paris madly in love with a Nazi, Major Eric von Schlegal. Dependable and straight-laced Katherine “Kat” heads to Paris determined to rescue her sister who she finds enjoying the life of luxury and her independence from their family. Kat enlists the aid of Barrett Anderson, a Scottish bar owner. She is unaware that Barrett has been hired by her father to bring both sisters home safely. Barrett is a colorful character whose Paris bar is a front for the Resistance. What transpires is an interesting story about how Kat and Barrett become immersed in the world of the Nazis to try and break Ellie away from her new life and also help British Intelligence. We are taken behind the scenes of the war as the Nazis plot their efforts.
The love stories are the core of The Socialite. Kat and Barrett develop a strong bond – could a romance be possible? And the relationship between Ellie and Eric starts to change as the realities of the Nazi’s plans start to unfold.
If you seek WWII era historical fiction novels, this one is fast-paced and gives an interesting perspective in Nazi Occupied Paris.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Thomas Nelson Fiction and the author for a complimentary copy of this book in advance of its release. Opinions expressed here are completely my own.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Historical Fiction / Romance.
Publication Date: April 14, 2020.
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