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August 20, 2020

The Girl from Vichy by Andie Newton ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"I wanted to fight with this war with all my bones. Now my bones are all I have left." (p251)
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The Girl from Vichy
August 2020; Aria; ebook (306 pages); historical fiction
The Girl from Vichy
begins in 1942 in occupied France.  Vichy had been in the free zone but is now governed by the Vichy police and the Nazis.  Adele was due to marry Gerard, a member of the Vichy police who was cruel and ruthless in carrying out the orders of Germany.  She knew that she couldn't marry him so she ran off to Lyon and entered the convent there.  She very quickly finds out that the sisters at the convent are part of the French resistance.  Once she decides that she wants to work with them, she is told to go back to her home and continue to see Gerard because he will have important information that can be passed back to the resistance fighters.  Once she goes back, life becomes very complicated.  Gerard can't decide whether to marry her or punish her for leaving.  The more she works with the resistance, the more dangerous and risky her life becomes.  She knows that if she's caught, her parents and sister will also be in danger but she feels like she must help free her country.  

This was an interesting, well-researched book about the war in France and the brave women who put their lives on the line to save their country.  It was based on the lives of two real women.  Be sure to read the author's notes at the end to learn more about these women. 

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter

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  1. Hi Sue! Thanks for reading and for being on the tour! Glad you liked it!

  2. Thank you so much for this great review & for being on the tour!

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  3. that's pretty drastic, becoming a nun to run from life. may make for an interesting story though
    sherry @ fundinmental