I'm obsessed with spy books lately it seems. I also just finished Trust me, I'm Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summers. This one although still a spy-ish novel was a bit different. The time period was during the first world war, and with me not being a big history buff I can't comment to much on that. What I can say is that every other aspect of this book I loved so much. Yes, it was a bit silly in what was going on sometimes, but if you have characters you love then to me nothing else matters. I mean I can see a young woman moving to a new place to become a nanny for rich kids. I can see said girl falling for a solider as well. We can have our fairy-tales right? Just make sure those fairy-tales don't turn it to nightmares. :) I adored Sam I think it took courage and a lot of heart to let go of her mom, and go in enemy territories to find Velvet who she didn't know, or who no one actually knew. All so she could find out about her dad.
I will say that the ending was definitely an ending. Although, I had a few people in mind who could be Velvet. (One of whom it was) I did keep flip flopping on who it was.
I'm a little sad to see the characters go, andI wouldn't mind another story told with maybe a different POV like Velvets. :) MUAHAHA
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“A slow-burning tale of espionage and deceit that explores the complexities and moral uncertainties of war.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A taut and swiftly paced historical spy mystery, filled with suspense and surprising plot twists...A great fit for fans of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity.” (School Library Journal)
"Clever, impetuous Samantha Donaldson is a delight to follow through the murky world of the German court in this twisty tale of espionage and forbidden romance.” Katherine Longshore, author of Gilt, Tarnish
"Brown's latest is a pulse-racing, whip-smart thriller that kept me guessing until the end."
—Cat Winters, Morris Award Finalist for In the Shadow of Blackbirds
Well behaved women rarely make history. Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it. The two things she is most proud of, (besides her children), is that she jumped out of an airplane once and beat the original Legend of Zelda video game. She's a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler. She loves her husband, children, puppies and chocolate.
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