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A female American spy in Nazi-occupied France finds purpose behind enemy lines in a novel of unparalleled danger, love, and daring by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Beantown Girls.

Anna Cavanaugh is a restless young widow and brilliant French teacher at an all-girls school in Washington, DC. Everything changes when she’s recruited into the Office of Strategic Services by family friend and legendary WWI hero Major General William Donovan.

Donovan has faith in her--and in all his “glorious amateurs” who are becoming Anna’s fast friends: Maggie, Anna’s down-to-earth mentor; Irene, who’s struggling to find support from her husband for her clandestine life; and Julia, a cheerful OSS liaison. But the more Anna learns about the organization’s secret missions, the more she longs to be stationed abroad. Then comes the opportunity: go undercover as a spy in the French Resistance to help steal critical intelligence that could ultimately turn the tide of the war.

Dispatched behind enemy lines and in constant danger, Anna is filled with adrenaline, passion, and fear. She’s driven to make a difference - for her country and for herself. Whatever the risk, she’s willing to take it to help liberate France from the shadows of occupation and to free herself from the shadows of her former life.

©2021 by Jane Healey (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • D. N. Fox
  • 24-05-2021

Sing-song Narration

This is the 3rd Jane Healy book I've read/listened to. The story is poor – with historical inaccuracies, and implausible scenarios.
I've really had it with the narrator's sing-song reading. It truly got on my nerves, and admittedly, may have impacted my overall feeling of the book, however, on a technical point, the book did not "whisper-sync" as promised, so for ease of switching between one format and the other, I had to get to the end of a chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-2021

Good if you like sorry of espinarge l was a bit

Good if you like espinarge l was a bit disappointed with my choice in the end the reader of the book is great

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  • tazmanion book lover tas
  • 25-07-2021

Courageous women!

I love it. The book is well written and a great story about courageous women spies in the war. It a mix of true facts and love story!

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  • picky senior
  • 18-07-2021

Hard to Listen to

Hated the breathless voice of the narrator. Interesting story though. A different war novel.

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  • Mrshagrid
  • 13-07-2021

Fascinating story

This tale takes the reader into occupied France during WWII. Anna Cavanaugh is employed by General William Donovan founder and head of the OSS. This organization was the predecessor of the CIA. Anna volunteers to go overseas to wore as a wireless operator and spy in Paris.

I appreciate all the research that went into this novel. While a work of fiction, it was evident that many historical facts were woven deftly into the tale. For the most part, I was enthralled by the story. The one detraction for me was Anna's love life.

Nevertheless, the audio book was a pleasure to listen to and I came away wanting to know more of this period in our world's history.

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  • Pam Nugent
  • 02-07-2021

WW1 & WW2 Geek

I'm always on the lookout for WW1 and WW2 books. This is another good one.

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  • Peacephyll
  • 30-05-2021

Poorly Written and Formulaiv

I had to stop at chapter 4. Sorry, have it a try but story was so predictable and the writing so plodding I bailed out.

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  • Corinne Laurence
  • 13-05-2021

Annoying inflection of performer's 1st person

Performer inflection when speaking 1st person sounded like when one talks to themselves in whisper. so annoying it kept me from enjoying. but other voices inflection were fine, her foreign language skills pronunciation excellent. Many parts however of main character w spying missions unrealistic.

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  • jrcmillett
  • 11-05-2021

Disappointed..

A terrible narration ruins what is a good story. I started a print version but the story was ruined when I switched to the audio version. Narrator's tone and emphasis changed the main character from a strong woman to a whiner.

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  • HH
  • 07-05-2021

Good topic, bad performance

Protagonist is a 25 year-old college graduate who has spent a post-graduate year in Paris. She is also the daughter of an American industrialist. Should be great WWII spy novel, but her thought processes and behavioral patterns are those of a 13 year-old silly girl. This is an absolute disconnect from reality. To continually listen to her childish emotions in the midst of Nazi-occupied France is just beyond tolerance to the listener. Very disappointed, as the topic should be riveting to the listener.

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  • Mrs Jayne Wiltowski
  • 28-05-2021

Amazing

Fascinating story, which has some factual basis. To be honest I struggled with the American accent at first but once I got use to it, it was fine. Gripping story from start to finish

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  • AshNap
  • 07-04-2021

Story fab but narrator is shocking

The story is exciting and intriguing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book so expected the narrator to read it the same way I had imagined it would be read in my head. However she is so monotonous and the last word of each sentence ends on the same downward depressing pitch it makes listening so difficult, she sounds like she's being forced to narrate and just didn't coincide with the story.

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