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Today I’m excited to share with you my review for The Resistance Girl by Jina Bacarr. It’s a first read for me by this author, but I’ve read quite a few World War II historical fiction books.
Two women. One heartbreaking secret.
Sylvie Martone is the star of French cinema and adored by fans. But as Nazi officers swarm the streets of Paris, she is spotted arm in arm with an SS Officer and her fellow Parisians begin to turn against her.
However Sylvie has a secret – one she must protect with her life.
Juliana Chastain doesn’t know anything about her family history. While her mother was alive she remained very secretive about her past.
So when Juliana discovers a photograph of a glamorous French actress from World War Two amongst her mother’s possessions, she is in shock to find herself looking at her grandmother – especailly as she is arm in arm with a Nazi Officer…
Desperate for answers, Juliana is determined to trace the journey of her grandmother. Surely there is more to the photograph than meets the eye?
But as she delves into Sylvie’s past, nothing can prepare Juliane for the tales of secrets, betrayal and sacrifice which she will uncover.
What I Thought
I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed reading The Resistance Girl. It’s set over two timelines. Back in the 1940’s and then fast forwarded to the present day. The two main characters are Sylvie back in time and present day Juliana, who turns out to be Sylvie’s granddaughter.
Sylvie is a French film star until the war starts. From then on her life irreversibly changes as she faces danger, secrets, and difficult choices. She is extremely brave, realistic, and strong. When Juliana’s mum dies, she has to sort through her things and finds an old photo. This photo is of her grandmother Sylvie in the arms of a Nazi officer. Juliana is full of intrigue and determination to uncover the truth about her grandmother. Why was she involved with the Nazi’s? This set’s Juliana on a trail to discover the truth and she will not stop until she finds it.
The author brings the best out of her characters, she delves deep into their personalities, qualities, and stature, and shares this with us. It’s magical writing on a top-level.
I’ve already been lining up more of Jina Bacarr’s books, *The Runaway Girl looks great! Shes’s definitely an author you can get hooked on!
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