The Alice Network
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In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth matter where it leads.

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The Alice Network Reviews

  • Letty
    Jun 9, 2017


    I love reading historical fiction, especially when it is set during WWI and WWII, because I end up learning a little something each time. I did not know there was an actual "Alice Network" during WWI and was extremely fascinated by Eve's story from her time as a spy in 1915 France. Kat...

  • Good Book Fairy
    Jun 8, 2017

    Good Book Fairy

    My Review: 5 starsThe Alice Network is a wonderful work of historical fiction about the ring of female spies during WW1. Once again, I am utterly amazed that I’d never heard of these brave, ambitious women who risked their lives daily, in hopes of defeating the Germans. Considerin...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Jun 7, 2017

    Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: War, family, secrets, lies, spies.I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked this up but I do know that I absolutely loved it.I loved how adventurous the whole story felt. It is split between two times and two characters, and even at the start I pretty much knew how it wo...

  • Caryn
    Jun 7, 2017


    Review to come ...

  • Tonya
    Jun 7, 2017


    4.5 Stars Loved this book! It really got me out of a slump. It was smart, fast paced with plucky female heroines that you couldn't help but root for! Full review to follow along with a giveaway at Straight Shootin Book Reviews! Stay tuned for more info! ***UPDATE***Here's my link to th...

  • Gaele
    Jun 6, 2017


    A dual-perspective story blends two tales: the first of Charlie who, in 1947 is pregnant, unmarried, and while in Europe to remedy that situation at her parents’ behest, decides to discover just what happened to a beloved cousin who disappeared in Nazi-Occupied France and the tale...

  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    May 27, 2017

    Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews)

    3.75 - 4 out of 5 Dual timelines (mid-WWI & post-WWII) tell the story of Allied female spies. Decent, can be slow/predictable because (view spoiler)[Rose's outcome is pretty much known from the start. Which makes all of Charlie's endless journey pretty predictable. The reveal is st...

  • Meghan
    May 26, 2017


    Fans of historical fiction should read this book. The amount of research put in is obvious and impressive. I loved learning even more about World War I which isn't covered as much as WWII and I was consistently blown away by the lengths that Allied spies went to to uncover and share in...

  • Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
    May 24, 2017

    Kelly (Belle of the Literati)

    I am rarely rendered speechless but this book left me almost speechless. It was incredible. Inspiring doesn't begin to describe what I felt while reading. A female spy in WWI an unwed pregnant young woman right after WWII looking for her cousin = one of the most engrossing stories I ...

  • Stephanie (Bookfever. ❤)
    May 22, 2017

    Stephanie (Bookfever. ❤)

    I've only read the author's books set in ancient Rome so I was a tiny bit sceptical about her newest book that alternates between World War I and 1947. I haven't actually read a lot of books that are set in these times. But then I started the book and ended up being hooked from page on...