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10 thoughts on “The Black Swan of Paris

  1. Karren Sandercock Karren Sandercock says:

    Thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Australia and Karen Robards for my copy of The Black Swan of Paris.Paris 1944, Genevieve Dumont is a beautiful cabaret singer and most of her audience is made up of German soldiers and one of her admirers is the nasty general Claus Von Wagner, she puts on quite a performance on and off the stage Like most Parisians she hates the Germans, due to her fame, her chauffeur can drive her home at night without being stopped and her car being searched While the civilian p Thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Australia and Karen Robards for my copy of The Black Swan of Paris.Paris 1944, Genevieve Dumont is a beautiful cabaret singer and most of her audience is made up of German soldiers and one of her admirers is the nasty general Claus Von Wagner, she puts on quite a performance on and off the stage Like most Parisians she hates the Germans, due to her fame, her chauffeur can drive her home at night without being stopped and her car being searched While the civilian population starves, the German soldiers eat, drink and are having a great time in Paris The handsome Max Bonet is her manager despite the obvious attraction between them they keep their relationship strictly professional Both she and Max have secrets, they keep their true identities hidden from each other as it s hard to know who you can trust at such a dangerous time and in a city controlled by the enemy.Genevieve is French, she had a fall out with her family years before, she has changed her name and she has no idea what her parents or sister Emmanuelle is doing Her parents are both involved in the resistance, her mother Lillian the Baroness de Rocheford has been captured by the Germans, she is being kept alive until she can talk and once the Germans have no use for her she faces being executed Everyone had code names, they limited how much information each operative knew, because if caught the less they knew the less they could tell the Germans while being subjected to awful forms of torture they used This is very hard to read about, but it did happen and it helps you understand how dangerous it was to be a member of a resistance cell or to be a secret agent during WW II in France.Towards the end of the war, the Germans wanted to take down as many members of the resistance as they could and they also shot innocent civilians They knew the Allies planned to launch an invasion somewhere along the French coast and any information they could obtain about the date, time or place the Germans were desperate to discover Claus Von Wagner is sure Lillian de Rocheford knows where the Allies will land and will Genevieve share her past and real name with Max so he and others in his resistance network can help her save her mother The Black Swan of Paris is a story about secrets, espionage, danger, loyalty, family, love and war Perfect for readers who enjoy a long book and are interested in life in Paris during WW II and the planning that went into organizing code name Utah Beach one of the five sectors used in the invasion of Normandy.I loved the book, five stars from me I have shared my review on Goodreads, NetGalley, Edelweiss, Twitter, Australian , Kobo and my blog


  2. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    I have read many books by Karen Robards, but this historical fiction story was totally unexpected in a very good way It is 1944 and the war is nearing its end The Germans are worried about the Allied attack and where it will occur Genevieve Dumont is a famous songstress who often performs for the German troops in Paris She is known as the Black Swan, named after one of her costumes she performs in What she doesn t know is that her manager, Max, her parents and sister are all working for the I have read many books by Karen Robards, but this historical fiction story was totally unexpected in a very good way It is 1944 and the war is nearing its end The Germans are worried about the Allied attack and where it will occur Genevieve Dumont is a famous songstress who often performs for the German troops in Paris She is known as the Black Swan, named after one of her costumes she performs in What she doesn t know is that her manager, Max, her parents and sister are all working for the resistance When she finds out that her father is dead and her mother is in danger, she begs Max for his help This is a fast paced story dealing with the resistance, spying, with a bit of romance and family drama.Genevieve Dumond is actually Genevra de Rocheford who had a falling out with her family years ago She ended up in America performing and eventually came back to Europe and began performing She does not like the germans any than the other French and when the opportunity arises to work with the resistance, she jumps at the chance She is a very feeling woman, but is also strong and independent There is a past timeline dealt with flashbacks from Genevieve Genevra where we learn about her past and the falling out with her family The second protagonist is Max, a Brit and spy who is in the role of Genevieve s manager There is some tension between the two that increases once Max tells her about his role in the resistance Overall, this is a story about secrets, espionage, danger, loyalty, family, love and war This story had me quickly listening and reading to find out what was going to happen, especially once Emmy Emmanuelle , Genevieve s sister, shows up in the story This was a well written and plotted story, with well developed characters Karen Robards uses historical information to make this story realistic and enjoyable for those who enjoy historical fiction especially WWII stories I did a read listen with this story Narrator, Nancy Peterson, performs this story with emotion She gives an individual voice to Genevieve, Max, and the other characters in the story The accents were well done and made this book feel like I was listening to multiple narrators I will definitely look forbooks narrated by this talented voice I definitely recommend this audiobook to those who enjoy audio versions of stories The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own


  3. Robin Loves Reading Robin Loves Reading says:

    I have read countless historical fiction books over the last couple of years, and I would say this book by Karen Robards is by far one of the best ones that I have ever read We have two primary protagonists One a spymaster and one a well regarded singer recruited to the resistance during WWII Genevieve Dumont is loved by the Nazis and has fairly free range to travel just about anywhere possible to perform Max Bonet becomes her manager and the pair become farinvolved than performing Tr I have read countless historical fiction books over the last couple of years, and I would say this book by Karen Robards is by far one of the best ones that I have ever read We have two primary protagonists One a spymaster and one a well regarded singer recruited to the resistance during WWII Genevieve Dumont is loved by the Nazis and has fairly free range to travel just about anywhere possible to perform Max Bonet becomes her manager and the pair become farinvolved than performing Traveling from place to place they are able to get past the Germans time and again But eventually the question remains whether or not the Germans would ever catch on to what was really going on Meanwhile, Genevieve s mother was being held by the Germans Held and tortured This was not for the faint of heart Instead it was a portrayal of the brutal realities of a war in which the Germans would use any means necessary to ferret out information by any means necessary from anyone that was opposed to them.While both Max and Genevieve work side by side, Genevieve has her own agenda that of locating and freeing her mother Genevieve has reasons of her own as far as not revealing to Max as to who her mother is Estranged for years, not only from her mother, but also from her sister Emmy, Genevieve s heart remains pure when it comes to genuine love and concern for her mother and her sister Can Genevieve And Emmy find a way to work together in order to rescue their mother This remarkable story is equally heartbreaking and touching The romance in the story was incredibly touching While it may have developed at a very slow ebb, when it came to fruition it was well worth the wait The emotion left me completely wrecked at times All the while, the danger never let up Reading of that terrible time in history is always difficult, but this book was so well written and managed to capture my attention from beginning to end Many thanks to MIRA and to NetGalley for this ARC for review This is my honest opinion


  4. Janet Janet says:

    When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 200 pages hour, so yes, I have read the book and manytoday LOLI received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .A captivating story of estranged sisters reunited by a devastating war and When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 200 pages hour, so yes, I have read the book and manytoday LOLI received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .A captivating story of estranged sisters reunited by a devastating war and the race to save their mother s lifeParis, 1944 Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen An unwilling darling to the Nazis, the chanteuse s position of privilege also has its advantages such as going undetected as an ally to undercover British officer Captain Max Ryan as part of the resistance.What Max doesn t know is that Genevieve s estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is among the underground group recently captured by Nazis It won t be long before the Gestapo forces sensitive information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming Allied invasion, so Max has been tasked with silencing her by any means necessary including assassination Terrified by this deadly threat, Genevieve secretly plots to rescue Lillian.There may be seven bitter years of distance between Genevieve and her sister, Emmy, but as the clock runs down on their mother s life, a shared determination to keep the frayed fabric of their family intact reunites them If only they can navigate the perilous crosscurrents of occupied France undetected and in time.Deftly portraying the impossible choices faced in wartime, bestselling author Karen Robards vividly illuminates three women s strength, courage and capacity for unconditional love.Oh, sisters what a complicated story and history for most readers to understand unless they are an only child, most people who that familial bonds can be ridiculously tenuous Karen Robards is such an incredible writer that I was happy to see her delve into this historical era that is slowly being forgotten aside from reading about it as that generation dies off The story reminded me a bit about Joesphine Baker as she was a singer and a spy during WWII as well and the subject of an episode of Timeless The storyline was tense at times and warm at others and the familial bonds in this story were well crafted The fact that they were rescuing their mother is a memory related talking point for people to think about their mothers and what they would do for them I have added this book to the Summer 2020 reading lists for my book club ladies as the book is wonderful and talking about siblings and mothers is always a great taking point for a group of women and a bottle or two of wine lol.As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant use by ed Social Influencer Millennials on Instagram and Twitter..get a real job, people so let s give it they did not have black swans, only white


  5. Caroline arrow_reads Caroline arrow_reads says:

    The WWII historical fiction of the summer Genevieve Dumont is a star singer for the Nazis in Paris during the WWII She uses her fame to the Germans to help her aid to the Resistance go unnoticed When she hears her estranged mother has been taken by the Nazis, she knows she has to try to use her power to help save her and help the Allies This book pulled me in from page one and I fell in love with the characters and story It is full of suspense, espionage, and unconditional love.


  6. Zoe Zoe says:

    Absorbing, intense, and pacey The Black Swan of Paris is a suspenseful, thrilling tale set in Paris during WWII that takes us into the life of Genevieve Dumont a beautiful, Parisian performer who uses her charisma, fame, and desirability to acquire crucial information from high ranking Nazis that will not only aid Allied Forces and the Resistance but also provide her with the intelligence needed to rescue her recently captured mother from the hands of the ruthless enemy.The prose is descriptive Absorbing, intense, and pacey The Black Swan of Paris is a suspenseful, thrilling tale set in Paris during WWII that takes us into the life of Genevieve Dumont a beautiful, Parisian performer who uses her charisma, fame, and desirability to acquire crucial information from high ranking Nazis that will not only aid Allied Forces and the Resistance but also provide her with the intelligence needed to rescue her recently captured mother from the hands of the ruthless enemy.The prose is descriptive and tense The characters are committed, supportive, and courageous And the plot is a compelling mix of life, love, loss, secrets, passion, heartbreak, betrayal, danger, tragedy, survival, friendship, and war.Overall, The Black Swan of Paris is an emotive, action packed, gripping tale by Robards that transports you to another time and place and immerses you so thoroughly into the feelings, lives, and personalities of the characters you can t help but be fully invested and enthralled.Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review


  7. Poppy Poppy says:

    There is nothing I lovethan a WW2 novel, especially one with a female lead And when it s set in Paris embroiled in the French Resistance Perfect This novel was the first I ve read by this author but I will definitely be readingof her work It was pacy, exciting, heart breaking in places, with a truly believable romance sub plot that was centred around characters I cared about The lead s emotional and personal development was great she matured as the plot did and I thought it wo There is nothing I lovethan a WW2 novel, especially one with a female lead And when it s set in Paris embroiled in the French Resistance Perfect This novel was the first I ve read by this author but I will definitely be readingof her work It was pacy, exciting, heart breaking in places, with a truly believable romance sub plot that was centred around characters I cared about The lead s emotional and personal development was great she matured as the plot did and I thought it worked perfectly An all round great read


  8. J& J& says:

    Dazzling, tender, heartbreaking, romantic, and an utter whirlwind Despite the typos that are often plagued in ARCs and the sometimes too modern phrasing, I thoroughly enjoyed this read Absolutely adored Genevieve and Max together.


  9. "Avonna "Avonna says:

    Check out all of my reviews at 4.5 out of 5 THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS by Karen Robards is this bestselling author s first historical fiction book and it pulls you in with a story of estranged family dynamics, loyalty, partisans, spies, intrigue and action It is a story that features a young internationally acclaimed singer and her perilous life during WWII in Nazi occupied Europe.Genevieve Dumont is a celebrated cabaret star with a voice and beauty that c Check out all of my reviews at 4.5 out of 5 THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS by Karen Robards is this bestselling author s first historical fiction book and it pulls you in with a story of estranged family dynamics, loyalty, partisans, spies, intrigue and action It is a story that features a young internationally acclaimed singer and her perilous life during WWII in Nazi occupied Europe.Genevieve Dumont is a celebrated cabaret star with a voice and beauty that captivates In 1944 Paris, Nazis, partisans and spies are everywhere as the Germans prepare for the invasion they know is coming Genevieve has been both a star and a smokescreen for her manager, Max Bonet She knows and at times resents how she is being used and she wants to know as little as possible about Max s secret life, until she overhears about the capture and arrest of Lillian, Baroness de Rocheford.Genevieve has kept secrets from Max, but now she needs his help to save the baroness, who is her mother Reunited with her sister, who is working with the SOE, a daring plan is set into motion Will the little group be able to rescue the baroness directly from the home of the sadistic SS General Claus von Wagner I loved this story, but it was a little confusing in the very beginning as all the characters are introduced because the connections and histories are reveled throughout the entire book in flashbacks Once it started to flow, I was transported back to 1944 occupied Paris The description of the Nazi opulence contrasted with the deprivation of the Parisians, the sparkle of the cabaret, the partisan spy networks helping to prepare for the invasion, the mistrust and secrets all engage the reader and I was completely engrossed Genevieve s story was as tragic as it was triumphant and her entire family s history kept me turning the pages Ms Robards has written historical characters that could walk off the page with a plot that builds to an action filled climax.I highly recommend this dynamic historical fiction book with a touch of romance


  10. Bonnye Reed Bonnye Reed says:

    I received a free electronic ARC of this novel from Netgalley, Karen Robards, and Harlequin MIRA Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work I highly recommend this historical jewel to those who enjoy a rich, historical novel, stories set in France in World War II, or romance novels Karen Robards doesn t ever disappoint The Black Swan of Paris is a remarkable tale with fully formed char I received a free electronic ARC of this novel from Netgalley, Karen Robards, and Harlequin MIRA Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work I highly recommend this historical jewel to those who enjoy a rich, historical novel, stories set in France in World War II, or romance novels Karen Robards doesn t ever disappoint The Black Swan of Paris is a remarkable tale with fully formed characters, and accurate and picturesque WWII background, plus a story that is fully charged to keep you on the edge of your chair Even the maid, Berthe Krawiek plays an important part in this tale of espionage and war, and I loved the singer Genevieve Dumont and Max Bonet of the French underground or is he Emmanuelle Granville Emmy and her mother Baroness Lillian de Rocheford play important and essential roles in this tale, as does Otto This is a book you cannot put down until the very last word is read pub date June 30, 2020Harlequin MiraReviewed on July 2, 2020, at Goodreads, Netgalley, Smile, BarnesNoble, BookBub, Kobo, and GooglePlay


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