The Librarian Spy
A Novel of World War II
**A NATIONAL BESTSELLER**
“Readers will be on the edge of their seats…. A brilliant tale of resistance, courage and ultimately hope.” –Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II.
Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence.
Meanwhile, in occupied France, Elaine has begun an apprenticeship at a printing press run by members of the Resistance. It’s a job usually reserved for men, but in the war, those rules have been forgotten. Yet she knows that the Nazis are searching for the press and its printer in order to silence them.
As the battle in Europe rages, Ava and Elaine find themselves connecting through coded messages and discovering hope in the face of war.
“Uplifting, inspiring and suspenseful, this is one to savor!” –Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Riviera House
“Madeline Martin is a fantastic author. The Librarian Spy is a stunning tour de force of historical fiction.” –Karen Robards, author of The Black Swan of Paris
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Two shrewd and courageous women battle the Nazis with only their wits in this thrilling historical novel. As World War II rages, Ava leaves behind her beloved job dealing with rare books at the Library of Congress to work for U.S. intelligence in Lisbon, where she discovers she wants to do more. Meanwhile in Lyon, Hélène joins the Resistance to help her detained husband, connecting her with Ava in a way that will prove exciting—and extremely dangerous. Madeline Martin’s riveting portrait of wartime Europe draws on the stories of real-life women who aided the war effort with their ingenuity. The Librarian Spy is a dashing, unforgettable tale of loyalty and heroism.
I was so moved by this book. Danger, intrigue, romance and heartbreak are skillfully woven into an amazing story of survival during World War II. Truly a masterpiece! Martin has outdone herself, breathing life into the streets of Lisbon and Lyon, capturing the heartbeat of its inhabitants during the war. I loved both Ava and Elaine’s stories, and their fight against evil.