The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski plus Giveaway

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About the Book

Book:  The Socialite

Author: J’nell Ciesielski

Genre:  Historical Romance

Release Date: April 14, 2020

My Rating: 4 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Glamour, treachery, and espionage collide when an English socialite rushes to save her sister from the Nazis.

As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them—but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

In The Socialite, Kat Whitford chases her sister to Nazi-occupied Paris to bring her home. Which didn’t go as well as she expected. But Kat was determined to carry out her plan.

There is a lot of good WWII history in this book, which is very interesting, and something WWII buffs will enjoy. And I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It is interesting reading different authors stories set in this time era, and the different ways they explain the area. And this author did an amazing job with her research and her writing.

The main characters were well created and developed well throughout the story. I had a problem with Ellie, I just never seem to connect with her for some reason. And her immature behavior did get on my nerves. But then this is what gives flavor to the story! I did like Kat, and enjoyed her personality. Though she had her father’s best interest at heart, I was glad to see her pull out of that and start living for Kat!  She is a very brave young lady, and I admire her for that and for what she takes on to do for her father. I was excited for her meeting Barrett, but you will need to read the story for this new twist in the story.

As we follow Kat’s journey and that of her sisters, there is so much happening, a lot of action and romance and sometimes dangerous situations fall into their paths as well. This is a well written story, written in a difficult time on the world. I think you would love this one if you enjoy reading anything about WWII. My only problem with this story is that it is labeled as Christian, and I didn’t see a lot to put it in that category. But since I like the authors writing, I will be checking out other books by her, I would like to see what else she has to write.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine 1alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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About the Author

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With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages Award and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle. Learn more at www.jnellciesielski.com.

 

More from J’Nell

I blame Pinterest. Too many hours are spent chasing rabbit holes of glorious pictures of fashion from eras gone by, Highlanders in kilts, WWI ambulances, and fairytale castles. One day I was browsing something super important (or possibly escaping from the actual work I was supposed to be doing, er, we’ll never know) and stumbled across a black and white picture of six beautiful girls. Who are these lovely ladies? I wondered. A quick search brought up the Mitford sisters. Six gorgeous daughters born into an aristocratic English family, each girl with a different passion: Diana the fascist, Jessica the communist, Unity the Hitler lover, Nancy the novelist, Deborah the duchess, and Pamela the poultry connoisseur. Whoa. You know dinner time around their family table was interesting. How could such different personalities belong in the same family? What would you do if your sister got moon-eyed over Hitler??

Bam. An idea was born.

In the beginning, my little rebel Ellie was going to be a full-fledged Nazi ideology lover, but she quickly informed me that it wasn’t so much the Nazis or their crazy ideas she loved, but one man in particular. One twisted Nazi who had fallen completely under her spell, and she under his. The ideas of love can often be more difficult to break as Kat finds out when she tries to rescue her naïve sister. Luckily, she has a hunky Sottish bartender to help her while providing a few romantic intentions of his own. With everyone hiding past hurts and true identities, how will they ever hope to find the love they each long for when war rages under the bright lights of Paris? Guess you’ll have to read to find out 😉

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, J’nell is giving away the grand prize of a book and a book sleeve!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/fa09/the-socialite-celebration-tour-giveaway

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Faith Creech
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 12:01:58

    Thanks so much for a chance to win this book! Would love to read it !

    Reply

  2. diannekc
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 13:59:13

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and I liked the synopsis of the book. Sounds like a great book.

    Reply

  3. carylkane
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 15:22:05

    Wonderful review! I’m looking forward to reading The Socialite. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

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