The Paris Network By Siobhan Curham
The Paris Network: Inspired by true events, an epic, heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 novel By Siobhan Curham
Book/Novel Author: Siobhan Curham
Book/Novel Title: The Paris Network
Paris, 1940: He pressed the tattered book into her hands. ‘You must go to the café and ask at the counter for Pierre Duras. Tell him that I sent you. Tell him you’re there to save the people of France.’Sliding the coded message in between the crisp pages of the hardback novel, bookstore owner Laurence slips out into the cold night to meet her resistance contact, pulling her woollen beret down further over her face. The silence of the night is suddenly shattered by an Allied plane rushing overhead, its tail aflame, heading down towards the forest. Her every nerve stands on end. She must try to rescue the pilot.But straying from her mission isn’t part of the plan, and if she is discovered it won’t only be her life at risk…America, years later: when Jeanne uncovers a dusty old box in her father’s garage, her world as she knows it is turned upside down. She has inherited a bookstore in a tiny French village just outside of Paris from a mysterious woman named Laurence. Travelling to France to search for answers about the woman her father has kept a secret for years, Jeanne finds the store tucked away in a corner of the cobbled main square. Boarded up, it is in complete disrepair. Inside, she finds a tiny silver pendant hidden beneath the blackened, scorched floorboards.As Jeanne pieces together Laurence’s incredible story, she discovers a woman whose bravery knew no bounds. But will the truth about who Laurence really is shatter Jeanne’s heart, or change her future?Inspired by true events, an epic and emotional novel about one woman’s strength to survive in the most difficult circumstances and the power of love in the face of darkness. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and The Lost Girls of Paris will be completely gripped from the very first page. What readers are saying about The Paris Network:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I couldn’t put this book down, it was completely gripping right from the start. It was so poignantly beautiful and had moments of heartbreak and hope. Vivid and evocative, so well-researched and so emotive.’ Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘One of the best books I have read all year… I loved this story so much. I started reading this last night and finished it this morning. I couldn’t stop. It made me laugh and cry.Brilliant… I want to tell the world about this book. I inhaled it, I loved it so much.’ NetGalley reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!What a powerful story!I am at a loss for words but certainly not emotion… A captivating, heart jarring story about bravery and courage of the highest order. Incredible … kept meon the edge of my seat… itbroke my heart… I could not look away from the page for a second. I was completely engrossedin the story from start to finish…A must read. I highly recommend it. 5 victorious Stars.’ Musician’s Poet⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Easily one of my favourite reads of 2022… Fabulous… A perfect read.’ Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Will pull on your heartstrings early on and keep hold of them until the finish. I absolutely adored this book!’ Beaches and BooksReaders love Siobhan Curham!‘I absolutely loved thisso much that I never wanted it to end… addictive from start to finish and I didn’t want to put it down. It is the most unique WW2 story I have ever read… I loved every minute of it.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Just absolutely beautiful. Loved, loved, loved this amazing book. Poignant, heartbreaking and yet joyful. A wonderful book… It is an absolute triumph.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Loved this book. A love story, intregue and a tragedy all wrapped up together. I was hoping for a positive ending, but alas.
This was an interesting story. I was a bit disappointed in the writing though. There was a consistent misuse of “I” when it should have been “me” . The character of Wendell was so country bumpkin in his language it was laughable.
I couldn’t put this book down. My favorite genre is historical fiction. If you’re like me, you’ll love this book.
What a heartbreaking story with incredible characters and a plot that will pull at your soul. I am so glad I found this one in Kindle Unlimited. Lawrence’s character has so much courage and is willing to put her life on the line for her compatriots. Happy reading!
This story is a tribute to those French women and men who resisted Nazi Germany ‘s invasion and occupation. What patriotism and courage they possessd!
I love stories set during the WWII time period. And this one was a pleasure to read. I actually listened to the audiobook and enjoyed it immensely. I think the narrator did a great job juggling all the different dialects. It was a plus that Laurance’s thoughts were expressed with an American accent. That made it easy to distinguish between her dialogue and when she was thinking to herself. The dual timeline was well done and the characters well developed. This was a love story amidst the horrors of the Nazi regime. But it wasn’t sappy sweet. I continue to be amazed at the courage so many individuals displayed during a time of pure evil. This will have you grabbing for a tissue as you experience strength, resilience, love, longing, and extreme courage. This is definitely one to put on your to-be-read list!Thank you to NetGalley and Bookoutre for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.