Author: J'Nell Ciesielski
Genre: Historical Romance
As shells explode over Nazi-occupied France, American music student Claire Baudin is trapped behind enemy lines, struggling to protect her identity. Singing as a barmaid while she plans her escape, a handsome Third Reich captain threatens everything she knows to be true about the enemy.
Nazi Captain Michael Reiner isn't who he claims to be. A British language expert turned spy, he discovers the truth about Claire, but he knows the importance of a secret. Struggling to resist his attraction to the songbird, he's determined to complete his assignment, no matter the cost. His cover is threatened when a ruthless female Gestapo officer arrives, hunting Resistance fighters. The raid forces Michael's hand: complete the mission or save Claire.
As the war threatens to tear them apart, they must rely on each other for survival. Is there hope—and a future—for an American songbird and a British spy?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
If you like adventure, romance and historical fiction you will love The Songbird and the Spy by J'Nell Ciesielski.
The author takes us deep into France during WWII where Hitler has invaded, the French Resistance is fighting back and no one can be trusted. Right from the start of this book you are hooked and the author keeps the action coming.
It is clear Ciesielski has done her research. Her attention to detail and her descriptive phrases left me feeling like I had just watched a movie and I could clearly see this becoming a movie!
The growing attraction between Michael and Claire is interesting as neither one wants to trust the other with their secrets. When the truth finally comes out ... well, you'll have to read the book to see what happens!
While not overtly Christian in nature, this was still an enjoyable read and I look forward to more from the author.