Welcome to my stop on The Socialite blog tour hosted by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours! I have a review and giveaway for you so make sure to read all the way to the bottom to check it out.
Oh, this was intriguing. Kat is the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, which means she has a life filled with “musts.” Her sister, Ellie, flees their position to live in Nazi-occupied Paris, and Kat follows.
Ellie has a Nazi boyfriend and is living a free, comfortable life, and Kat intends to bring her home and away from this dangerous man capable of vile actions.
It’s a long story, but Barrett Anderson, a bit rough around the edges, is assigned to keep an eye on Kat and Ellie. A romance builds between Kat and Barrett.
The Socialite is a historical romance with charming and witty dialogue. The setting is well drawn and I loved the characters. The author did an amazing job with building intrigue and suspense throughout.
Overall, I enjoyed The Socialite amid its backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. It’s a story with glitz, espionage, and the darkness and terror of a horrific war.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski
Glamour, treachery, and espionage collide when an English socialite rushes to save her sister from the Nazis.
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 has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them—but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.
Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?
About the Author
With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages Award and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, April 1
Review at Passages to the Past
Thursday, April 2
Review at Nurse Bookie
Friday, April 3
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Sunday, April 5
Review at Reading is My Remedy
Monday, April 6
Review at Tar Heel Reader
Tuesday, April 7
Review at Books and Zebras
Wednesday, April 8
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Friday, April 10
Review at Donna’s Book Blog
Monday, April 13
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 5 copies of The Socialite! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on April 14th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.
Have you read The Socialite, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR