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Charlotte's War

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I suppose I need to go back and read the first book. This was interesting but I felt like I was missing some pieces to truly enjoy the story.

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This was a strong sequel in the Charlotte’s War trilogy and it worked overall with what I was expecting. The historical elements worked with the plot of the book and I cared about what was happening to the characters. It left me wanting to read the next book asap. Hugo Woolley does a great job writing this.

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This was a historical novel set during WWII.

I liked Charlotte as a character. She was a protagonist who made an impression on me, she came to life easily in my mind, and I invested in the story. My only issue would be that this was the second book in a trilogy, and since I hadn't read the first book previously, it was a little bit like jumping into the middle of a story. I still enjoyed it though.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a free copy to review.

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Get ready to be whisked away to the city of love and lights, where danger lurks beneath the surface! Charlotte’s war is a heart-pounding, heart-wrenching historical thriller that will leave you breathless. With the Nazi occupation as a chilling backdrop, Freya Jorgensen's tale of espionage, love, and survival unfolds like a cinematic masterpiece. You'll be drawn into the opulence of Le Palais, where high-ranking Nazis revel in their dominance, unaware of the resistance brewing within its walls. As Freya navigates a deadly web of loyalty, love, and lies, you'll feel the tension build with each turn of the page. Will she outsmart her enemies? Can she protect her heart? This book will transport you to a world of spies, secrets, and sacrifice, leaving you questioning what you'd do in the face of unimaginable danger. Buckle up for a thrilling adventure that will captivate your senses and ignite your spirit!

Thank you to NetGalley and SilverWood Books Publishing for the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book ♥️

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As with book one, I picked this up and just could not put it down. It was an 'all in one sitting' book for me.

Charlotte's War follows on seamlessly from the first in the series (Girl On A Golden Pillow) and continues the story of Charlotte, now known as Freya, and her life in Nazi occupied France.

There were times when the story felt a little far fetched, could one person really fight off multiple Nazis? But, unusually for me, it wasn't a problem. I loved all the action.

As for the characters, I feel they are all well rounded and realistic, relatable people. I quite liked Jason in book one. I felt sorry for him being used how he was by Alice and then being kept away from his daughter. I can totally see why he drank as much as he did. But I hated him in book 2. He a nasty drunk. He's just out for himself and doesn't appear to care who might get hurt in the process.
Charlotte is lovely. So naive in some ways, and yet also brutal and ruthless when needed. Ultimately she's just a little girl who wants to be loved.
Jost is just... ugh. So well written!

The chapter about Oradour-Sur-Glane was heartbreaking. The author really captures how it must have felt to be there.

I love a book that can teach me something, whilst still having a story. I didn't realise until reading this that "we" captured the enigma machine from the Germans. I had wrongly thought that Alan Turing had invented it.

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What an amazing book I did not want to put it down from the start. I have learnt more about the war in France than I knew before and to learn that is facts embroiled with some storytelling to enhance the story was lovely. I have visited Oradour sur Glain and I was struck by the whole scene but I had not realised that this was not the village that they were told to destroy to find the German being kept prisoner. I lived for 10 years in Belgium where we could visit so many war torn areas but this book magnified my knowledge and my emotions a thousand times over.
The characters throughout are so real and their emotions were being worn on their sleeves as well as in my heart as I read. It deserves a 10 out of 5 and i shall certainly encourage as many people as I can to read this book.
I shall now look for other books by this incredibly clever author who brought the terrible scenes to life in such a manner.
This is the second book in the trilogy and it is a stand alone book. I have now ordered the first in the series and shall get the thrid as soon as possible.

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