The USA Today bestseller
'A compelling and powerful read' – Gill Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of The Child on Platform One
'A powerful and thoughtful novel' – Louise Fein, author of Daughter of the Reich
'A gripping tale of wartime sacrifice and innocence lost in the cause of freedom' – Jina Bacarr, author of Her Lost Love
She's done running. Now she fights.
1942. With the war raging in Europe, Adèle Ambeh dreams of a France that is free from the clutches of the Nazis. As the date of her marriage to a ruthless man draws closer, she only has one choice: she must run.
Adèle flees to Lyon and seeks refuge at the Sisters of Notre Dame de la Compassion. From the outside this is a simple nunnery, but the sisters are secretly aiding the French Resistance, hiding and supplying the fighters with weapons. Adèle quickly finds herself part of the efforts to take down the regime.
As each day fills with a different danger and she begins to fall for another man, Adèle's entire world could come crashing down around her.
She must fight for her family, her country – and her own destiny.
Praise for The Girl from Vichy:
'A beautiful story' NetGalley Reviewer
'A great historical read' NetGalley Reviewer
'This book is a wonderful book' NetGalley Reviewer
'Andie Newton's realistic, well-researched, and seamlessly delivered story-writing, immediately engages the reader in The Girl from Vichy' NetGalley Reviewer
'The Girl from Vichy offers the reader fully formed characters, a heart-pounding plot, and an ending that brought a tear to my eye' NetGalley Reviewer
Praise for Andie Newton:
'A powerful debut!' Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife
'A captivating story with a twist of romance threaded throughout' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan
'A heart-clenching emotionally evocative debut!' Terry Lynn Thomas, author of The Silent Woman
'A compelling tale of friendship, courage and espionage in a frightening and uncertain world' Charlotte Betts, author of The Dressmaker's Secret
'The Girl I Left Behind made me cry and left me wanting more, which to me are signs of a truly wonderful book, one that will stay with me long after I've finished reading' Lana Kortchik, author of The Story of Us
'Wonderful story where it has you on the edge of your seat but have the tissues with you!' NetGalley Reviewer
'The author has a gift for creating a sense of place whether the setting was on a snowy mountain or the streets of Germany in the early 1940s' NetGalley Reviewer
'Excellent story. Strong characters' NetGalley Reviewer
Another interesting WWII story
The main character is fearless and is able to help the French underground. So many stories, but this one will grab you.
Girl from Vichy
Great book. Enjoyed all the twists and turns between family and friends. The resistance really had their work cutout for them.
Set in WWII France this novel will have your attention from the turn of the very first page. Adèle flees Vichy France to escape an arranged marriage to a man she doesn’t love. She takes refuge in Lyon France at a convent the Sisters of Notre Dame de la Compassion. Adèle is a strong, courageous and hopeful woman who draws you in with the details of the struggles in her life. This was a well researched book about the French Resistance and the brave and courageous women who put their lives on the line to help save their country. Adèle’s new found friendships and freedoms are very believable and relatable. She has you cheering her on for the happy ending she needs, wants and deserves. Prepare to be fully submerged into this story, the characters, and the time period. This book completely transports you to 1942 France. This intriguing story is filled with twists and turns, danger, tragedy, and suspense. Just when you think you have the ending figured out, one last punch knocks you back a step or two.
This emotionally gripping novel is a must read. It will keep your heart pounding and your pulse racing as you flip the pages through time. I really like the flow of this author’s writing style. I will definitely read more books written by this author.