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The Huntress
The Huntress: A Novel | Kate Quinn
From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Alice Network, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in Americabased on a true story. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted Bold, reckless Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When the tide of war sweeps over her homeland, she gambles everything to join the infamous Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on Hitlers eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive. British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But theres one minor fact that might get in the way of Ian's missiona secret that he and Nina share. And the chase for the former Nazi forces them to confront it. Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post WWII Boston, determined despite family opposition to become a photographer. At first delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiance, Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Armed only with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her new stepmothers past and slowly realizes there are mysteries buried deep in her family. But Jordans search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear.
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Sheridanb

“Control is what separates men from beasts.”

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This was definitely a really interesting historical fiction book. I felt like it had a good amount of suspense and mystery to really drive the story and make it more interesting. The time frame and characters were also well captured and it moved quickly despite how long it was!

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LacklustreRogue
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"No one ever catches a rusalka. . We slip though their hands like water". .
The parts of the book about the Night Witches - female pilots bombing Nazis - are definitely my favourite parts

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CocoReads
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Finished the book group book before book group! It was really good. It might be tied for first place with the first Borgia book in my Kate Quinn favorites.

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Quirkybookworm
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Another historical novel on sale! Check it out!!

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CocoReads
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Had my second cataract surgery yesterday. It went well, that eye is still blurry but the other eye is pretty much all healed. Since I don‘t go back to work until Friday and I can‘t bend or lift anything until then, I‘m just going to chill and work on my book group book. It‘s really good so far.

Jas16 Glad it went well! 4w
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Kimberlone
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Enjoying a #bookandbath this evening. About to pop the bath bomb in!

It‘s been awhile since I got sucked so deep into a book. I think I might finish it tonight!

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Kimberlone
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Started this last night and I‘m already 1/4 in! Really enjoying the book so far, and I can‘t wait until the two groups of character overlap!

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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A post WWII quest to find an escaped Nazi known as The Huntress interspersed with the history of one of the hunters: a former Soviet "Night Witch" pilot. I love reading about the lesser known women's history so the Night Witches were fascinating, and Quinn writes interesting characters but this dragged a little for me. Since the Huntress is only shown after the war, her crimes mentioned in passing, she never builds into a really black villian.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

Agh this book needed to be cut down. There's just so much dense information and the two plot lines move along so dang slowly. There was no surprise as to who was The Huntress either. Like none what so ever so I don't know why they delayed the reveal so long.

I liked this more than The Alice Network buy I think I've just come to the conclusion that Quinn's stuff isn't terrible but it's overhyped and not my taste.

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janeycanuck
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Another delicious meeting of #MummyDaughterBookClub. We all loved The Huntress, though I‘ve clearly been reading too many thrillers because when Nina first appeared, I was convinced she was the Huntress in disguise. Not so much!

swishandflick Yum! 😋 2mo
Tamra Oh you lucky ladies! Books and delicious tidbits! 2mo
mhillis That looks delicious!! 2mo
janeycanuck @swishandflick @Tamra @mhillis It was so good! Loved every morsel 😊 2mo
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Eggs
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A #daringadventure—hunting down the huntress. Such a great book 📖

#augustabc

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I've had this ARC since January and just haven't gotten to it 🤦

ShelleyBooksie Interested to hear what you think. I loved it up until the end. 2mo
Miss_Gilmore This is one I want to read! 2mo
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Sward7
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It was a decent story, but somewhat disappointed. I think I'm just tired of WWII stories, even though this took yet a different angle.

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Eggs
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One of my most exciting and unputdownable reads this year

#xcellentread

#augustabc

kspenmoll I loved this too. ❤️📚🎧 2mo
Andrew65 Great to hear, I loved 2mo
JacqMac Good to know. I‘m going to move it closer to the top of the tbr stack. 2mo
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tammysue Happy you enjoyed it Sherri! I purchased a copy and I‘m hoping to get to it soon. I loved The Alice Network too @Andrew65 ♥️ 2mo
Aims42 I wasn‘t expecting it to be such a page-turner, i loved it!! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I was so disappointed with the ending. 2mo
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"There are two ways to learn a language fast, and one of them is when you're under ten and have a pliable young brain."
"What's the other?"
He grinned. "Over a pillow."
#PillowTalk #AyupAugust @cinfhen @squirrelbrain
Not the color of the book, but fascinating #RedReading about female Soviet bomber pilots during WWII. "Order of the Red Banner. Order of the Red Star." #AugustABC @Eggs
Pic of Kate Quinn at A Likely Story Bookstore.

Eggs Double play 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain Well done for the double! ❤️😁👍 2mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 and new book should be fantastic. Still need to read Huntress ( heard great things) 2mo
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Beatlefan129
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Congratulations on your milestone! This is an awesome prize, Etsy is the best!
#25Etsy

Megabooks Thanks for entering! I‘m a big Etsy fan. 👍🏻 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

This is a tough one for me to review. I actually quite liked the plot and the characters, but it just dragged so much. I had to force myself to keep going back to it. I think it the story had been tightened up, I would have just loved it.

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Sassiekat
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My newly renovated bookroom.. the most peaceful place to be... and this is only half of the room.

Recently read book: The Huntress by Kate Quinn. A story that moved me... though it was dark, it was an amazing story of strength and courage during the WWII.

marleed I love it! 2mo
Sassiekat Thanks Marleed! I wished I could've posted the other side of the room but wasn't sure how to upload 2 photos at the same time. 2mo
Aims42 Now that‘s a Reading Room 👍🏻 Love it!! 2mo
Sassiekat @Aims42... thank you! I just recently did a "makeover" in my bookroom with fairy lights and now it's my favourite place to be! I'm so pleased that my fellow readers like it too ?? 2mo
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Eggs
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Congratulations @Megabooks on your milestone!!! And thanks for the opportunity to enter a great giveaway 🤗👏🏻🤗

Tagged book was one of my top reads this summer-exquisite historical fiction!

#25giveaway

Megabooks Thanks for entering!! I need to get back into historical fiction. Such a great genre! 2mo
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Sward7
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A different take on the roll of 3 very strong women and the triangle of their relationships after WW2: a German, a Russian, and an American.

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Aims42
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This book gets all the stars!!! HOLY COW!! A thrilling ride from page 1 all the way to the end. Definitely recommend to any WWII fans out there and anybody who loves reading books about women kicking a$$ AND taking names. ⭐️ x 1,000,000!!!!

Sassiekat Love your review! Exactly how I felt about this book. 2mo
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Kimberlone
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I have been very busy at work this week getting ready for back to school and haven‘t had any time for Litsy-ing. But I did sneak in a quick trip to the bookstore earlier this week and found cheap copies of both of these books that I have been keeping an eye out for months! Today is my only day off this week, so I am hoping to squeeze in some reading.

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Aims42
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Summer Reading 🥰 (PS “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn is a fantastic page turner!! 50% done and I cannot put it down)

lynneamch Just started this. Only on p.10 and already hooked! 2mo
Aims42 @lynneamch I just finished it. WOW!!!! I don‘t think I‘ve ever finished a 530 page book in 5 days. IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!! 2mo
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Aims42
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So, going to the library on Tuesdays is both a beautiful & dangerous thing 😇 (top one was a $1 at the library‘s used book shelf!!)

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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wowza! It has been quite some time since I read a book that totally sucked me in and kept ahold of me until the last page. This epic cat-and-mouse Nazi chase book is unrelenting and the 500+ pages will fly by, thanks to a cast of thoroughly fascinating characters. Very #highlyrecommended

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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wowza! It has been quite some time since I read a book that totally sucked me in and kept ahold of me until the last page. This epic cat-and-mouse Nazi chase book is unrelenting and the 500+ pages will fly by, thanks to a cast of thoroughly fascinating characters. Very #highlyrecommended

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Beatlefan129
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I love finding historical fiction novels that introduce me to a piece of actual history that I never knew about. I had never heard of the Night Witches. Nina was my favorite character and I loved the descriptions of her childhood on the taiga in Siberia followed by her exploits in the sky as a pilot and her hunt for The Huntress. Quinn even managed to sneak in a quick cameo from Eve Gardiner from “The Alice Network,” which was neat.

Kaila-ann Nina was my favorite too and can‘t wait to read other stories about female pilots. 3mo
DGRachel Nina was my favorite character, too. ❤️ 3mo
LeeRHarry I have been looking for another book about female fighter pilots after reading the tagged book 😊 3mo
Beatlefan129 @LeeRHarry That book looks awesome! I‘m definitely adding it to my TBR 3mo
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Eggs
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1* ⬆️
2* Spider-Man with grandson
3* fresh fruit
4* 14 first, 38 2nds and 3rds
4* ❤️💜🧡🖤💛💚💙💖💘
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Eggs
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1* oh so many, but most recently the tagged book
2* Something in the Water
3* Er no I don‘t keep up with that 😳
4* 292 of 500
5* @AmyG @Leftcoastzen
#thursdaysurvey #sorrysolate @laurenslibrary

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DonnaZ
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This is the large print edition. It was a good book that was well written and kept me engaged. The author cleverly weaves 3 stories together to build a Nazi hunter story. The characters are believable and although the reader can see where the author is heading it‘s still a good read.

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Eggs
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5 🌟!! Exquisite historical fiction- well worth the 3-month Libby wait. The extras at the end were fascinating, especially author notes

rjsthumbelina I'm so excited to hear this! I loved The Alice Network and haven't gotten to this one yet. Glad it lives up to expectations 3mo
catebutler This is on my summer TBR! So happy to hear you enjoyed this. 3mo
Kimberlone I almost bought this at the bookstore 2 weeks ago and resisted! Now I really want to get it 3mo
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Eggs I have so much respect for quality HF! Lots of research/collaboration @rjsthumbelina @catebutler @Kimberlone 3mo
shanaqui Hmm, Litsy doesn't have a description! What period/setting is this? 😯 3mo
SarahBradley Time period? 3mo
Eggs Flips between right after Nuremberg trials and the 1950s-a team in search of a Nazi murderess thought to have come to US @SarahBradley @shanaqui (edited) 3mo
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Beatlefan129
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Awesome giveaway! I‘m reading The Huntress right now and it‘s pretty great

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 3mo
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MelKelsey
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June was my best reading month yet (it helps that school's out for summer. )! I read 18 books (5,846 pages), 4 of which were audio books. My very favorites were All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Darius the Great is Not Okay, and 84 Charing Cross Road.

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ShelleyBooksie
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What a book. I loved the character of Nina and everything that she experiences. A character rich book with an engrossing story line. Now I know why this book got such hype. It is worth it!

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ShelleyBooksie
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1. Tulip
2. The Woman Left Behind
3. Shetland
4. I do not read a lot.of poetry but enjoyed The Sun and Her Flowers
@Rudis and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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DGRachel
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I‘ve avoided WWII books for years, don‘t ask why, but I picked this one for work book club and loved it. The multiple POVs were handled well, I learned about aspects of history I hadn‘t known (like the Soviet Air Force‘s female fighter & bomber pilots), and the book raised important & still relevant questions about war crimes, following orders vs. doing the right thing, and following your dreams versus societal expectations. 4 1/2 🌟

kspenmoll I really enjoyed this book & it‘s information on Russian women pilots- and more! 4mo
TrishB I avoided for about 2 years too and have only recently restarted. 4mo
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DGRachel
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I 🖤 Nina. I think she‘s my favorite character in this novel.

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Eggbeater
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Nothing compares to The Alice Network, but this book was entertaining and suspenseful with some of the best developed characters. It brings to the forefront of historical knowledge the battle cry for recognition of the contribution of women during wartime, and that's something I greatly appreciate about the two books by Kate Quinn that I've read so far.

Has anyone read her Empress of Rome series? That is next on my list.

Melissa_J I‘ve read her Rome books. I loved them! I actually prefer the Rome novels to her WWII stuff (although The Huntress comes darn close), and I really hope she goes back to writing about Rome. 4mo
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Reecaspieces
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About to get my walk in. A beautiful day in the ‘sip. The tagged book is delicious! #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

Caterina Enjoy the weather! What is "'sip"? 4mo
Reecaspieces @Caterina ha! It‘s Mississippi 4mo
Caterina Oh! Feel like I should know that, I'm a bad Southerner. 🤦😂 4mo
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Reecaspieces @Caterina no your are not! But I am sure enjoying this low humidity we are having. 4mo
Caterina Low humidity is such a blessing!! It's amazing what a difference it makes! 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn Enjoy your walk! 4mo
Slajaunie This cold front that came through is heavenly indeed! Enjoy! I know I am. 😁 4mo
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marleed
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My next 3x3 grid completed. All good reads but favorite is tagged. #BFC.

From Left to Right then top to bottom:
5* = I‘d pay full price for my own physical copy, request non-reading friends read it. But I just can‘t lend my copy- they might break the binding!
4*= Liked and would love to discuss in a bookclub. Would recommend.
3*=Meh
2*=Nope
1*=DNF
1. 4
2. 4.75
3. 4
4. 4
5. 4.5
6. 4
7. 3.75
8. 4
9. 4

#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Looks like a good group. Nothing under 3.75. 👍🏻 4mo
marleed @wanderinglynn This was a good grid. Not a single book did I read just to get to the end and be done in a meh sort of forgettable way! 4mo
Clwojick Pretty much all of these books are on my #TBR, except for Litte Fires Everywhere, which I‘ve read and enjoyed. We seem to have a very similar style of preferred reading 4mo
marleed @Clwojick Well that‘s so cool. So few people I know read more than a book or two a year so I‘m so happy I found you and Litsy! For BFC2 my book challenge is that a third of my grid comes from my existing physical TBR pile as well as the library. 4mo
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Finished Auntie Poldi last night before crashing - it was cute, but like, my mom is almost 60 and happens to be super-cool...and none of the 60 year-olds I know are nearly as old-seeming as Auntie Poldi seems. She reads WAY older, so that bugged me, acting like 60 is sooooo old and eccentric - but now on to “The Huntress!” I‘ve heard great things about Kate Quinn, so! #thehuntress #katequinn

marleed I finished this up over a week ago and nothing is replacing its status as ‘last favorite‘ read! 4mo
actualdisneyprincess @marleed ahhhh that‘s so encouraging!!!! 😍😍 I‘m about 100 pages in and loving it so far!!! 4mo
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Bookboss
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Although the plot was predictable, I enjoyed the story. The story was told from three viewpoints in different timelines that converged at the end. As with most multiple viewpoints, I preferred two and rushed through the third, which slowed down the action. It really should have been its own book. The characters were interesting, although at times the dialogue seemed a bit modern for a story that takes place during WWII to 1950. A pleasant read.

marleed I really liked this book. But I get what you mean about placing a 2019 mindset in a 1940s character. I felt that way in the tv version of outlander. A woman from the 1940s went back in time not a woman from the 2010s! 4mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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This is a phenomenal historical fiction novel told by three narrators about The Huntress. The mistress of a Nazi officer who is wanted for war crimes. I adored this book. It‘s my first of Kate Quinn‘s, but please excuse me while I pick up her backlist. #summerreadingguide

suvata I couldn‘t agree more. This was a GREAT book! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks I haven't read this one yet, but The Alice Network was great! 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @CoffeeNBooks You‘re the second person to tell me this. I‘ll have to try that one next. 5mo
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Sensitivemuse
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The writing is excellent and it grabs your attention from page one. I rather wish there was a small glossary to see what Nina says in Russian (although I‘m sure it‘s rather colorful language) but other than that small bit, the characters are engaging, and it‘s nice how they all come together in the last third of the book. If you are stickler for history perhaps this isn‘t for you - it‘s more character and story driven. Still greatly recommended!

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Another chunkster that I‘m attempting after giving up on The Clockmaker‘s Daughter. Unfortunately, I need to finish this by next Tuesday for my IRL book club and since it‘s audio, I will be doing quite a bit of walking to get this finished.

Today‘s audio walking 😁

emilyhaldi GORGEOUS! 🙌🏻 5mo
Laughterhp Oo I‘m curious how this is on audio! It‘s available through my library but like a 15 hour audiobook! 5mo
JennyM Beautiful place to walk 5mo
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Gezemice Wow, beautiful! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a gorgeous view! 5mo
Mdargusch It‘s fair @Laughterhp but sometimes historical fiction dialogue is too cheesy for me. Listening to it on audio just exaggerates that for me. 5mo
BarbaraBB What a great walking route! 5mo
Reviewsbylola At least you finished the other book club book! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
DivineDiana Well, it‘s a beautiful place to walk! 4mo
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marleed
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I‘m negotiating 2 prolific Overdrive accounts before one expires. I‘ve finished piles of light reading and was yearning for a meatier story. Boy, this was it. I liked it as much as The Alice Network so I‘m an official Kate Quinn fan.

I‘m going to call this for the Week4 my favorite #BFC book photo challenge. Even though 2 previous books get a 5* rating, I was in exactly the right mood for this story.

@wanderinglynn #BookFitnessChallenge

KristenDuck Looks good!! I loved the Alice Network! 5mo
Kaila-ann I really enjoyed this one and I‘m looking forward to The Alice Network. 5mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 5mo
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Wow! This book about Nazi hunters who are tracking the former mistress of an SS officer (“The Huntress”) was an excellent read. The characters were well-written, and the plot, with its twists and turns, was never boring. I‘m glad I took the time to read this one. Maybe I can read The Alice Network soon! #blameitonLitsy

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