August 1938. British actress Clara Vine is in Paris to film her latest movie, mingling with society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British embassy.
When Clara is approached by an undercover British operative who asks her to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler's girlfriend, she knows she is putting herself in danger. But Clara will do everything in her power to protect her country.
"An absolute cracker of a read...fast-paced and gripping from the start...Thynne expertly maintains the suspense". (Sunday Times on The Winter Garden)
"A thoroughly enjoyable read: fast-paced, atmospheric and genuinely suspenseful." (Mail on Sunday on The Winter Garden)
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Addictive series but watch out for duplicates!
This is a very engaging series, but it is very frustrating to try to get into a series when the Book 1 and Book 2 are not available as recorded books in the U.S.--- Audible offers Book 3 under two different titles (A War of Flowers and Scent of Secrets) and Book 4 under two titles ( In Pursuit of Pearls and Faith and Beauty) which is confusing--it looks like Audible offers four titles in the series, and in reality it is only two. Readers should be advised to check the length of the books to avoid re-purchasing the book you just read!
It is in the same time period and flavor of The Milliner's Secret and The Beast's Garden. In nonfiction, Erik Larsen's "In the Garden of the Beasts" covers much of the same factual material.
I had not listened to Julie Teal before and was impressed with her ability to clearly delineate the characters without resorting to silly voices.
- Jeannie M