Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones by Larry Loftis


Aline grew up in a small village and she never went anywhere.  Then she goes off to model things and finds it exciting to travel.  Her brothers are in the war and she wants to help, too.  Suddenly she finds herself becoming a spy...

Atria sent me an ARC to read for review (thank you).  It will be published on February 9th.

This is a complex look at her training to be a spy and a good look at all the other spies no matter who they were spying for.  The author read her books and then went through all the documents available so this will be an accurate account.

She flirted with death, worked mostly with men, and managed to get the information they sent her after.

This story isn't boring.  You keep reading to see if she gets caught. You have to admire her for what all she did.  She left spying to marry but she doesn't get happily ever after.  Life just wasn't that kind to her.


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The Devil to Pay An Inspector Green Mystery by Barbara Fradkin

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