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Dragonfly
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds--a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer from Princeton -- all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named DRAGONFLY. Soon after their training, they are dropped behind enemy lines and take up their false identities, isolated from one another except for a secret drop-box, but in close contact with the powerful Nazi elite who have Paris under siege. Thus begins a dramatic and riveting cat-and-mouse game, as the young Americans seek to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But...is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft?
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Booknerd2
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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What a wonderful book!!! 5 young Americans are sent into occupied France as spies for the OSS. They have made plans for 2 reunions. The first September after the war ends and the second, 20 years later. Odds are high that not everyone will attend!!! Highly, highly recommend if you like historical fiction!!!! 💜💜💜

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SassyBookworm
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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Love love loved this book! 5 ordinary American citizens are recruited to become spies in Paris during WWII! You follow them from before they were recruited to several years later and this does not disappoint! One of my favorite WWII historical fictions of 2019! Definitely 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from me! A historical fiction must read!

#SassyBookworm😏 #HistoricalFiction #Dragonfly #Libby #Kindle

Crazeedi I had to return to library! I'll be getting it back for sure 2mo
SassyBookworm @Crazeedi definitely worth checking out again! 2mo
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MrBook
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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#TBRtemptation post 6! At WW2‘s height, 5 Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS—a Texan athlete, a wealthy businessman‘s son, a poor Midwest fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a beautiful fencer. Their group is code-named Dragonfly. When trained, they are dropped in occupied Paris and stay in touch via a secret dropbox. Then one of them is discovered and executed! Is someone working against them? #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Slajaunie
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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A very moving story of a group of SS agents called Dragonfly during WWII. Rich in creativity and historical detail. I loved this book. I‘ve read many, many historical fiction books in my life and this was one of the best. This was comparable toThe Lost Girls of Paris for me.

Crazeedi I just picked this up at library yesterday! The librarian handed it to me, since she knows what I like! 2mo
Slajaunie I know you are going to enjoy it! @Crazeedi 2mo
Crazeedi @Slajaunie I know I will too, and it's a thick one!! 😉❣ 2mo
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MaidaMalby
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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I‘m declaring it now, Dragonfly is one of my Top Five Reads of 2019. That‘s saying something because as of this writing, I‘ve already read 120 books. Utterly engrossing, highly suspenseful, and deeply evocative, this superbly-written book deserves a plethora of superlatives for how thoroughly I‘ve enjoyed reading it.

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Follow.my.read
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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Just finished this GEM!!! Reminds me so much of one of my all time favs, JACKDAWS by Ken Follett. Although it was just under 600 pages. It moved swiftly with twist and turns throughout. At times it was predictable but that never took away from the talent of this author!!! A very enjoyable read!

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Quirkybookworm
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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Committed a crime...instead of reaching for one of my fabulous books in my TBR pile, I ran into this book, fell in love, debated, devil told me to get it, and now I‘m reading it..😳

Quirkybookworm Did I say it‘s 560 pages long? 3mo
TrishBovell No crime in my book 3mo
RealBooks4ever @TrishBovell 😆😆😆 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
Dragonfly | Leila Meacham
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In today‘s mail. Apparently a win from the Hatchettte Book Club giveaway. Totally not in my wheel house but it‘s so big and nice I don‘t want to save it for RFS.

Hummmm. Guess I‘ll give it away as part of the #BBRC prizes. Only July 1st, I‘ll pull a name of a participant and they will win this book.

bTW this book is think. Barely fit in the mailbox

Crazeedi Actually it sounds really interesting ! 5mo
MellieAntoinette It‘s beautiful!!! 5mo
SaturnDoo Nice!!!! I like this author❤❤❤ Another Stack add. 5mo
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