Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Hero Of France

A HERO OF FRANCE
It has been a while since I have posted a book review {a-hem, since May…} but it has also been a good while since I’ve read a book worth sharing. I am a have a soft spot for books that are either written somewhere in the range of the 1920s – 1960s, set in Paris or South, and have a decent amount of history {fiction or non-fiction}, and hopefully a happy ending.

A Hero of France, by Alan Furst hit every single element that I have soft spot for when it comes to books; needless to say this book was completely up my alley. A Hero of France is the first Alan Furst book I have read; I love how he is able to write historical fiction without being overly descriptive or overly dramatic, yet still being able to pull you into a different time period.

A Hero of France, set during Nazi-occupied Paris – a dark time in Paris when groups of ordinary but brave men and woman came together to form small groups taking part in the French Resistance determined to play a part in taking down the occupying forces. Mathieu, the leader of one of the French Resistance groups to help British pilots escape back to England. Mathieu along with the group of people he leads have to figure out ways to out maneuver the occupying forces, spies, blackmailers, and those loyal to the Nazi party.

As more and more time passes Mathieu and a couple others in his French Resistance inevitable are put under surveillance. Nerves become heightened as this news is bought to his attention with the thoughts of the well being of those he leads and the worry of what will become of his French lover and shop owners who have played apart in aiding him to help British airmen to escape.

This book is a page turner that will leave you spell bound with a wonderful storyline and suspenseful elements at every turn, and of course a there is a love story element as well. A Hero of France is a must read {in my opinion} that will leave you wanting more.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! I'll have to check it out!
    Kari
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    1. It is a really good read - I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. No lo he leído. Pero lo pondré en la lista. Feliz verano guapa.

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    1. I hope that you enjoy the book and that you are having a beautiful summer as well :)

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  3. Ah this sounds so interesting. I really like kind of history-fiction books especially world war 2 era. I also think Paris in this era would be so nice to read about!
    Great review!
    L x
    thequietresolution.co.uk

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    1. This book would totally be up your alley - I feel pretty confident in say that you would love this read :)

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