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The Paris Architect
The Paris Architect | Charles Belfoure
In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied the city he loves is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding places fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Amy!! Thank you sooo very much for this beautiful birthday package!! I love everything!! The socks are awesome!! The porcupine reading is already displayed!! The kitchen utensils are also displayed! I love them!! Drinking the hot cocoa now! Love the books!! Most of all love our friendship!! 💗💗💗

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cookreadsleep
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I struggle with whether to consider this book a “pick“ or just “so-so.“ It's another WWII book. I would not have read or finished it if not for a book club. While I'm glad I did read it, I'm not sure it really offered more than what I already know: Nazis bad, people who help Jews good. I don't love when male authors describe female naked bodies, which happened multiple times in this book. Perhaps this book was focused more toward men.

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Eggs
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A gifted architect is approached by a wealthy businessman with a request to design clever hiding spaces in homes for his Jewish friends during Germany‘s occupation of Paris...

TheBookHippie Oh I so enjoyed this read. Haunting. 5mo
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Eggs
Paris Architect: A Novel | Charles Belfoure
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1️⃣ Tagged. I‘m 20% in and I will continue!
2️⃣ Sh*t my Dad Says
3️⃣ anything beachy by Elin Hilderbrand

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

tammysue CB‘s book sounds interesting and is one I haven‘t read yet, stacking! 5mo
Eggs Hope you enjoy it @tammy_sue !! New handle! 5mo
tammysue @Eggs Old one a little long so I shortened it up bit!! 😂 5mo
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LisaMcqueen
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nfs
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Really enjoyed this book. Moved right along.

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melrailey
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After a horrible start to Sunday, I finally finished this one up. Loved it.

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sblbooks
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I enjoyed this library find.

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Christinak
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Lucien had loved to gaze out at the #city while sipping his coffee or wine in a café, watching for interesting faces and especially beautiful women. But as Lucien sat by the window now, he saw very few people and it saddened him. #QuotsyJan19

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Crazeedi
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I had to put this aside and return on overdrive for a bit. It is not that it was a bad book, but it's the second one in a row about ww2 and the cruelty it fostered. I just can't take the double shot right now. I may finish later

JaclynW I've had to do the same with heavy books like that. They can really weigh on you. 13mo
ReadingRover I usually stay away from ww2 book but this one was really good. I ended up reading it because of a book club pick. 13mo
Crazeedi @ReadingRover I plan to finish it, just too much right now 12mo
Crazeedi @JaclynW exactly 12mo
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TheSpineView
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#bookmail. I received this today. This makes the 3rd book this week. It has been a good week for mail, especially seeing as I received more books than bills! 🤣

SilversReviews LOVED this book. 13mo
TheSpineView @SilversReviews Good to know since it is a book club pick. 13mo
SilversReviews @TheSpineView ENJOY....his other books are good too. What other books did you have in the mail this week? 13mo
TheSpineView @SilversReviews I hope I will! The other two are: The Suspect and The Wolf and the Watchman 13mo
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SilversReviews
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Featuring books by Charles Belfoure.

I have read, reviewed, and enjoyed all of his books and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Belfoure a few years ago.

All of his books are good, but my favorite is THE PARIS ARCHITECT.

Have you read any books by Mr. Belfoure?

Crazeedi I have not, but paris architect has been on my tbr. Now I have to get and read! Thanks! 14mo
Crazeedi I just placed a hold for it on overdrive! 😉😊👍 14mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi I hope you like it....it is WWII. Do you like that type of book? ENJOY!! 14mo
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SilversReviews @Crazeedi The Paris Architect is very good...ENJOY!! I hope you like it. 14mo
Crazeedi @SilversReviews yes I read a lot of ww2 books! I will let you know what I think! 14mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi GREAT!! Will be looking forward to your thoughts. 14mo
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MeJeMiller
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Good writing. Good characters. There were parts I skimmed through though

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SilversReviews
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My red cover book is: THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure

My favorite setting is: London or France

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SilversReviews
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I found a new app called PHOTOIMAGE and was playing with it using the cover of one of my favorite books.

I changed the cover on THE PARIS ARCHITECT with the app just for fun and for practice with the app. I also read HOUSE OF THIEVES.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-paris-architect-by-charles-belfour...

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2015/09/house-of-thieves-by-charles-belfoure.h...

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jessberk13
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Mehso-so

This book was good, but I have read much better WWII fiction. I think a lot of characters had more to their stories and I would have liked to see those wrapped up as well as the main characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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jessberk13
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Came home from work a few hours late just to have my hubby innocently ask if I minded if he went to play poker for a few hours tonight. At first I was upset that he wanted to leave so quickly after I had just walked in the door. Then I remembered I‘d love to finish this book before Saturday morning and encouraged him to go. I have no shame. 😂

asiriusreader Solo reading time? I‘d kill for some of that! Score!! 👏🏻 2y
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jessberk13
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I was recommended to read this well over a year ago by a woman at my pool. I bought it during an ebook sale and never read it. I am on hold with an insurance company at work, therefore I will start a new book. I haven‘t read a WWII fiction in quite a while.

TheBookHippie I enjoyed this immensely !!! 2y
jessberk13 @TheBookHippie I‘ve just finished the third chapter and I‘m already hooked! 2y
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Lauvicmit
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I loved this book and I think everyone should read it!!!!!

Reecaspieces I have not read this one...but House of Thieves was wonderful. 2y
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SilversReviews
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Today's Word: TACTFUL

During WWII you had to be very tactful about what you said to anyone because you never knew who you could trust. #Yesvember17 #YESvember @Libby1

THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure is the perfect book to portray being tactful to save your life.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-paris-architect-by-charles-belfoure...

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booksandsympathy
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Some of my books that are #shadesofautumn. I've only read the top two. The rest came from my tbr shelf. #fallintobooks

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Avidreader25
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During World War II an architect in occupied Paris is hired to design secret hiding places for Jews. I wasn't expecting this one to be such a nailbiter, but I couldn't put it down. I loved that the book portrayed people on both sides with questionable morals. Just because someone is on one side or the other does not make them completely good or bad. They are still just people, terrified by the events happening around them.

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DebinHawaii
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Since partners in #90sinJuly @Cinfhen (white) & @Robothugs (orange) both tagged me in #bookcolortag I decided to combine them for an orange & white stack of paperbacks from my shelves. Creamsicle, perhaps?!🍦🍊I threw in my orange chickens too! 🐔🍊I've no idea who has been tagged so if you have not or you want to go again: @Lizpixie @Texreader @Bookworm54 @ApoptyGina69 @Cortg How's about creating a jewel-toned stack? Dare to be different!😆

Robothugs Oooh I want a creamsicle now! Nice stack! 😄 2y
HippieChickHomeschool It's so pretty!! I want a creamsicle too! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚🐥😍 2y
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Cinfhen Even your book stacks take on edible quality 😋😋😋😋 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Well played! Love the 🐔🐔 2y
kspenmoll So pretty! 2y
Bookworm54 Those chickens are awesome! 2y
Texreader Mission accepted! Ummm...one I figure out what jewel-toned means. Hmmmm time to get creative! 2y
DebinHawaii @Texreader Hah! It's pretty open but usually it's deep colors like ruby red or emerald green--like gemstones. 😀👍 2y
Texreader @DebinHawaii Thank you ma'am! I'll try to post tomorrow--assuming I ever fall asleep tonight. I'm in the grips of insomnia at the moment. 2y
DebinHawaii @Texreader Ack! I hate it when I can't sleep. Hope you get some eventually & I won't be insulted if you don't get around to posting a pic for this-just do it if you want to & have the time. 💜 2y
Texreader @DebinHawaii I love being tagged to play!! I can't wait to do it! Thanks my dear Litten friend!! 2y
DebinHawaii @Robothugs @HippieChickHomeschool I may have to buy creamsicles tomorrow--I keep thinking about them! 😋🍦 @Cinfhen @kspenmoll Thank you! 💜💜💜 @rubyslippersreads @elkeo @Bookworm54 Thanks! I bought four of them for $1 apiece at the thrift store. I think they are fun! 🐔🐔🐔🐔❤️ 2y
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AWahle
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Just started this audiobook. One of my libraries will be phasing out Overdrive so I am getting used to Libby. I really don't know why I'm on a WW2 kick this year. This will be the fourth WW2 book this year and there are two more on deck.

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Julesmeans
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Loved this book.

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lamom7
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Wonderful story!

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Dragon
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#sweetchildofmine #lyricalapril. This prompt has been a struggle unfortunately I haven't any children so I've been sorting through my books, thenI saw this lovely child peeking from the cover. Lest we forget.

Cinfhen This was a good story! And fitting for Holocaust Remembrance Day this past week 💞 3y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen 😀👍🐉 3y
ChrisM Agree with @Cinfhen , this was so good!! 3y
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GypsyKat I was struggling with it too, until I realized that I'm basically just a big child myself! Haha problem solved! 😉💗 3y
Dragon Thanks @ChrisM must move it up the tbr 👍 3y
Dragon Good one @GypsyKat I like your solution to the problem 😀👍 3y
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AnnaDesourdy
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I love bookish buddies and they're great recommendations! #sharingiscaring #bookrecommendation

Reviewsbylola I swear @emilyhaldi and I text every day and it's always about books. 😂 3y
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Icefireski
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Knitting and an audiobook

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AnnaDesourdy
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Let me preface this by saying I'm not trying to beat up on Everyone Brave is Forgiven. The writing style was absolutely beautiful & I loved many parts of it but in my opinion it was overly hyped up & the ending ruined the whole thing for me. But this one touched on so many levels for me. I laughed, cried, & without spoiling anything I'll just say I got the ending I was longing for with EBIF. In my opinion this book deserves the hype that EBIF got.

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AnnaDesourdy
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Well Litsy friends if it seems like I have been incognito for the past few days that's because my family got hit with a stomach bug of apocalyptic proportions. It took us down one by one over the course of five days. And this was no 24 hour bug. My husband got it Sunday and was just now able to return to work today and he is not one to slow down. Not fun at all. Needless to say I'm ready to get back to my coffee, querying, reading, and real food!

ReadingSusan Oh no! 3y
Josie Oh no! That's the worst, I hope everyone feels better soon! ❤️ 3y
TrishB Hope you're all on the mend soon. 3y
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Smrloomis 😣 those are the worst! Hope everyone gets back to normal again soon! 3y
Reviewsbylola Noooooooo. 😷😷😷 That's my worst nightmare. We were all felled by one in 2014 and I hope never to repeat it! 3y
LauraBrook Ugh, that's awful! Here's hoping someone can drop off some groceries for you all so you can stay at home and recover! 3y
LeahBergen Oh, yuck. Poor you! 3y
DebinHawaii Ugh! That is no fun. Hope you are all better soon! 😷💜 3y
Zelma Yuck! Glad you are all feeling a bit better. Coffee is always a good sign. 👍☕️ 3y
AnnaDesourdy @ReadingSusan @Josie @TrishB @Smrloomis @Reviewsbylola @LauraBrook @LeahBergen @DebinHawaii @Zelma thanks everybody! I feel like we are finally back to life. The boys are playing outside, husband is back to work, and I am starting a new book. BTW go read 3y
AnnaDesourdy 😊 3y
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AnnaDesourdy
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Ha the #grammarpolice have borrowed this book from the library too 😂

Bookzombie 😂😂 3y
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jlondon1963
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Very well done a look at the small but significant actions that show true humanity in the face of devastating horrors of monstrous proportions that leaves hope wanting.
A man who at first is doing it for money is pulled in by a death that opens his eyes and his heart to be on the right side of humanity.

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wrenaymuhree
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This novel follows the life of an architect in Nazi-occupied Paris during WW2. Lucien is approached by an unfamiliar & wealthy stranger with a request: design a hiding place for a Jewish man w/in an already-constructed building. At once persuaded by the promise of wartime riches & other design commissions (for the Reich), Lucien becomes deeply involved in the risky business of caring for others & staying alive. Weak writing, lovely tale. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Shelle14
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I love books set during WWII, and while this one wasn't my favorite, it was really good. It was a different perspective and very interesting. There was some sex, which takes a few points off, but still very good!

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Smrloomis
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Hmm, wonder if this is good...

Theresa Ouch, only 38% on the Litsy book profile. 😕 (edited) 3y
BookishTrish @Theresa I really enjoyed the audiobook 3y
Smrloomis @Theresa I know! I haven't checked Goodreads but I have it through Scribd so I think I'll hold off for now. @BookishTrish good to know! 3y
Smrloomis @BookishTrish maybe you're the reason it's not 0%? 😉 3y
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jessberk13
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dariazeoli A friend recommended this one recently 3y
saresmoore My choice was recommended by @LauraBeth ! She's so influential that I bought a hardcover copy of it! 😁 3y
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sprainedbrain My choice was recommended by @Liberty 3y
Bookzombie Or from my MIL and FIL 3y
EloisaJames @dariazeoli that's one of my favorite books of all time. Tho I don't think I got it until a reread.. 3y
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DaniRa
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#seasonsreadings #hotdrinkandabook so today I am going with a Parisian theme since my best friend brought me macaroons from Paris and they make me nostalgic for Paris. The Paris Architect is a story that takes place in 1942 Paris. We follow architect Lucien Bernard as he accepts a commission that will pay a great deal of money but could cost him his life.

Hobbinol Nice friend! 3y
EvieBee 😍😍 3y
EloisaJames Hey one of those is mine! 😄😄😄 3y
DaniRa @EloisaJames YES! I nearly fell off my chair when I connected the dots!😍great book, thank you! 3y
EloisaJames @DaniRa I'm glad you liked it (now consider Anna's huge personality at age 10 plus hormone...). Those were the good old days! 3y
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MrCoachU
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Apparently, I accidentally ordered seven books off Amazon while listening to the @bookriot holiday recommendation shows. Oops!!

stylizedreading I love Mr. Penumbra! 3y
MrCoachU It sounded really interesting. Definitely ready to jump into it. 3y
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jessberk13
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Hey Nook users: Cyber Monday is in full force! I showed restraint and only got myself these two, but they have over 500 ebooks for under $5 today! Some really great titles too! #ebookdeal

jpmcwisemorgan Kindle has some deals too, and I've noticed that when one place has a book on special another does too sometimes so it's worth checking out. 3y
Josie I'm listening to Pretty Girls on audio right now! It's CRAZY. 3y
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Dragon
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Thanks to #booknerdproblems I took a closer look at the books in my trunk and discovered I had The Paris Architect so started reading it at dinner 🐉#booksandfood

Faibka Awesome! 😄 I'm also rediscovering some great books with all these photo challenges 3y
Dragon Thanks @Faibka these challenges are fun! 🐉 3y
Hooked_on_books It matches your food container! 3y
Dragon Thanks @Hooked_on_books I guess it does 👍😀 3y
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clconn17
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Great book! Even though the subject matter is depressing (WWII) it still managed to be uplifting. And my cat Penny decided to go for my Kindle right when I took the picture. Haha!

BookBabe Penny is cute! 😸 3y
clconn17 @BookBabe Thanks! 😄 3y
MrBook Lol 😸👍🏻 3y
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LisaAnnGallagher
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40 pages in. Never heard this term before.

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Ald
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Like The Nightingale, this takes place during WWII in German-occupied France. It is a fast read because you simply cannot stop once you get into the story. Suspense, intrigue, brutality, compassion -- they're all there. Belfoure's characters show the full range of human emotion under stress.

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Penelope
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Another historical lit treasure via a unique sub story of the resistance in WW II.

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kaberryhill
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Read this for book club. Didn't think it was that well written, several irrelevant subplots, and the main character(s) were fairly one dimensional and awful.

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kaberryhill
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Reading this for book club. The main character is kind of the worst.

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