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A War of Flowers
A War of Flowers | Jane Thynne
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August, 1938. Paris is a city living on its nerves and the threat of war hangs heavy as a distant thunderstorm on a summer's day. British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud. Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy. It would have been absurd, if it hadn't also been true With war becoming increasingly likely, Clara is approached by an undercover British operative, Guy Hamilton, who asks her to perform a task for her country: to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler's girlfriend, and to pass on any information she can gather. Clara knows that to undertake this task is to put herself back in danger. But she also knows that soon she may have to do everything in her power to protect her country Praise for A War of Flowers: 'A tale of suspense and intrigue. Thynne's grasp of the period is first class, and she has woven in a tender wartime love story' Daisy Goodwin, Mail on Sunday Praise for The Winter Garden: 'An absolute cracker of a readfast-paced and gripping from the start. Thynne expertly maintains the suspense, while evoking the tension of Berlin as the city gathers its strength for war' Sunday Times 'A thoroughly enjoyable read: fast-paced, atmospheric and genuinely suspenseful' Mail on Sunday 'Pre-war Germany's atmosphere of repression, terror and Nazi hubris is vividly evoked in a gripping but sad tale' Literary Review Praise for Black Roses: 'Terrific' Elizabeth Buchan 'The perfect fusion of history, suspense and high romance.the pace is relentless, the background brilliantly evoked and the sex gorgeously spiced with danger.' The Times 'A compelling story of love and betrayal in Hitler's Berlin' Daisy Goodwin, author of The Last Duchess
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Laura317
The Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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Starting this book tonight. Has anyone read this?

Jaimelire I read it. I enjoyed it. Hope you do too😀 11mo
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nickimags
A War of Flowers | Jane Thynne
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I loved this third book in the Clara Vine series. Once again I listened to the audiobook, read expertly by Julie Teal. I think this one was the most tense so far, with some brilliant plot twists. Definitely recommend this whole series if you're looking for a different slant on the pre war Nazi Germany era.

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Melli
The Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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Dollar tree weekend book haul #readingissexy

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Verity
Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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#MayBookFlowers #readthisnotthis Two lady spy series, set in World War 2. Two part-German heroines. One is meticulously researched, the other is... not. For best effect, start the Clara Vine series at the beginning, but I love the cover for this one.

Verity First in the series is Black Roses 3y
Verity And obviously this has a different title in the UK to the US edition and it wouldn't let me post it under the UK title. 3y
batsy Oh good, I was recently wondering if I should read the Macneal book when I looked up some cosy mystery suggestions 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage The Clara Vine books sounds fantastic, and I know how you feel about the Macneals! 3y
Verity @batsy the issues with the Macneals may be more obvious to me as a Brit, but some of them are downright howlers (at one point she calls princess Elizabeth "2nd in line to the throne"), so I'd definitely go with the Thynne's unless you need a book to work off some anger at! 3y
Verity @BarbaraTheBibliophage glad I'm not the only one. I keep reading the Macneals though - I find the rage they engender in me therapeutic! 3y
batsy @Verity Haha! Filed under "future anger reading when the need arises" 3y
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saholmes
The Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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This was a great book! I couldn't put it down. It seemed a little bit jumpy at the beginning as it moved from character to character but they tied together beautifully. The ending shocked me. Can't wait to read the next one!

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Miznanner
The Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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Started this last night. Wasn't sure I would like it but so far not bad. Paris & Berlin in the late 30's as a setting was what grabbed my attention- hoping that is sustained!

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Ink.Lover
The Scent of Secrets | Jane Thynne
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Panpan

While portions of this book were intriguing and well written, I was largely disappointed by the overall plot, character development, and conclusion of the book.