• Rachel Penate


Updated: Apr 10, 2020


★★★★/ 5 (Standard)

★★★.5 / 5(Mama Scale)


Historical Fiction about female spies, mystery, love, and friendship during WWII.


What do you get when you take the Alice Network, throw in a little Lilac Girls, and slap British accents on top? ⁣

This beauty right here! ⁣

I’m a sucker for WWII novels — especially ones about the hidden, “woman’s war.” Jenoff (who also wrote The Orphan’s Tale) pens a fascinating narrative about the war’s British spy network and the women whose lives became so enraptured by it. ⁣

With notes of romance and mystery, Jenoff encourages the reader to discover along with characters inside of the pages the true story behind the unit’s dissolve. I found myself cheering for and mourning with each character as their lives were tossed about by circumstances they couldn’t always control. ⁣

There was one love story that was just not believable for me and at times I felt the writing lacking the dazzling effect worthy of a binge-read. But, overall, an absolutely enjoyable book and one of the best audiobooks I’ve heard in a while! ⁣

Overall, a great read, but nothing monumentally special.


I’d recommend if you like enjoyed the Alice Network or Lilac Girls and/or want to read more books about WWII from a woman’s perspective.

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