My name is Sylvie Duchene and I am a dancer. There is no network. I am just a dancer. I know nothing. Please…I swear it…
An unknown location, occupied France, 1944
Dropping silently behind enemy lines, Sylvia Crichton, codename Monique, is determined to fight for the country of her birth and save it from its Nazi stranglehold.
As one of the dancers at the nightclub Mirabelle, Sylvie’s mission is to entertain the club’s German clientele and learn their secrets. In a world of deception and lies, she can trust no one. Not even Mirabelle’s enigmatic piano player Felix… a part of the resistance or a collaborator?
But despite her SOE training, nothing can prepare Sylvie for the horrors she is about to face – or the pain of losing those she grows closer to undercover…
This is a pageturning and gripping romance set in occupied France during WW2 for fans of Pam Jenoff !
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About the author
Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished third in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and hasn't looked back. She teaches Primary school but would rather write full time because unlike five year olds her characters generally do what she tells them. She spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book.
She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.
After secret agent & nursing training in England, Sylvia/Sylvie is sent to a town in France during WWII. The Germans are already occupying the town where she is stationed to work as an undercover agent for the French resistance. Growing up, she’s lived & learned the art of song & dance in a traveling troupe of entertainers of which her mother is a major performer. With a single mother, Sylvia/Sylvie learns much more about humanity & relationships than a prepubescent girl should ever know. When her mother dies, the biological father comes into play momentarily & takes Sylvia/Sylvie back to his wife & they raise her as a boarding-school daughter to be prim & proper. As the war escalates in 1944, Sylvie comes to France & into her secret spy world disguised as an entertainer in a night club where she finds a heart-home, mystery, intrigue, challenges & heartbreak that keep you reading & wondering how the horrors of war will end for her & her newfound family of entertainers.
I fell in love with the characters from the beginning. It kept me up at night.
I e joyed this book immensely,