The Paris Network by Siobhan Curham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
But stories always win. Stories live on far longer than any humans. I can’t lose my faith in the written word. If I do that, I have nothing.
Laurence never had a talent or seamstress skill; hence, after her mother’s death, she turned her family store into a town’s bookstore. When Nazi-occupied France entered her city, Laurence entered France’s most dangerous club – the resistance. From writing a book prescription notes to her fellow townsfolk and passing the cryptic messages to exchanging dangerous packages and sheltering English allies, Laurence has dedicated her life and soul to the French resistance. And when the time came to pay the price – she did it with her head held up high.
It has been a while since I read the book that made me very emotional. Life under Nazi occupation was hard; many people gave up and accepted their fate. I was truly amazed by Laurence’s strength and will to stand against the enemy, boost people’s faith, and increase the resistance against the intruder, which was simply heroic. To give up your life, your future, and your child for such a high cause are spine chilling. Great WWII novel, phenomenal ending with an emotional story of a young brave soul. Thank you, NetGalley and Bookouture publisher, for this beautiful yet heartbreaking story.
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