A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29, August 1862 – 6, May 1949) was a poet, writer and playwright from Belgium.
The book is well researched, it presents events with historical accuracy without spending time on nuances which will bog down the story. I enjoyed that the author tried to make the story flow presenting relevant facts intertwining with the narrative.
In 1831 Mr. Heine visited Paris and settled there. Paris had the cultural richness that he couldn’t get in the small towns in Germany. He soon became a celebrity in the whole of France.
Von Choltitz loved Paris, but not so much the regime’s leadership, promptly ignored the order to destory the city – most likely knowing that it could cost him his life.
About: D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose is several short historical accounts of women spies, tied into a single narrative. Ms. Rose is an author and journalist whose work appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. 400 pages Publisher: Crown Language: English ISBN-10: 045149508X My rating for D-Day Girls – 3 Buy D-Day Girls from Amazon.com* More Books by Sarah Rose* Thoughts: This book sounded very interesting to me as I enjoy the many narratives and stories World War II has produced. D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose tells of these stories, focusing on women who spied for the Allies. The book follows three women as they were recruited as spies and sent behind enemy lines, and unheard of act back then. They had to be tough, smart, have a good head on their shoulders, and thing quick on their feet. To be fair, I knew most of what is written in this book from other books I’ve read. This is the first book though, that I’ve…
About: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman is a historical fiction novel taking place in Paris, 1942, and follows an art dealer trying to save art from the hands of the Nazis. This is Mr. Grubman’s first novel. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. 330 pages Publisher: Dupapier Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1732610002 My rating for The Storm over Paris – 4 Buy The Storm over Paris Amazon.com* More books by William Ian Grubman * Thoughts: Hagar is a biblical figure from the book of Genesis, a domestic servant to Abraham and Sarah. Since Sarah could not have children, she offered her servant to her husband. Soon Hagar became pregnant, and the jealous Sarah threw her out of the house. Alone in the dessert an angel found Hagar and blessed her child, naming his Ishmael (“G-d Hears”). The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman could be looked it as a allegory to someone being thrown out of the a comfortable home, being lost (at least emotionally), and then finding some redemption in an impossible situation. That might be a stretch…
The whole book Mr. Wilde searching for inner peace. No matter where he goes, what he tries, and who he meets, this search is front and center during the narrative.
Frankly, I thought this book could have simply been a short story or a novella
Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise