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July 10, 2022

The Lost Sister of Fifth Avenue by Ella Carey ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

I enjoy historical fiction books set during WWII and I enjoy books about sisters so I knew right from the start that I was going to love this book.  Plus the author has become one of my go-to authors for good WWII fiction.  I've read most of her books and they are always well written and well researched.

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book cover of historical fiction novel The Lost Sister of Fifth Avenue by Ella Carey
July 2022; Bookouture; 978-1803145440
audio, ebook, print (322 pages); historical fiction

Martha lives with her father in New York City while her sister, Charlotte, has remained in Paris to help a family friend at her art gallery.  When the threat of the Nazi invasion grows closer to Paris, Martha decided that she must go to Paris and convince her sister to come home.  Not only is she in harm's way in the case of an invasion but the family friend is Jewish which puts her in even more danger.  When Anita, the family friend, dies, it becomes even more important for Charlotte to return to the safety of her home in New York.  When Martha arrives in Paris, she sees a city that is preparing itself for an inevitable invasion by the German forces.  Even though Charlotte agrees that there is danger ahead, she feels that she will remain safe in Paris because she is an American.  As life in Paris becomes even more dangerous, Charlotte puts herself in even more danger by working with the resistance.

I loved this book which was all about family, love, and bravery.  As the situation surrounding Charlotte becomes even more dangerous, she keeps trying to help keep France's precious artwork from the Nazis.

This book was well researched and well written.  The main characters are very real and the timeline of the novel is in sync with actual happenings in Paris.  This book is about family - not just blood family but the family that is created by working together toward a common goal.   As you read this novel, you will quickly fall in love with the two female main characters and will hope that each gets their 'happily ever after" at the war's end.  Be sure to have Kleenex available -- you may need a lot of it.

Note:  Even though this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone with no problem.

(Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read the ebook for FREE)

Other books in the Daughter of New York Series

A New York Secret - See my review.

The Lost Girl of Berlin - See my review.

The Girl from Paris - See my review.

Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  You can connect with her on Facebook.

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