The Songbird and the Spy by J’Nell Ciesielski

During WWII Churchhill put together a secret spy ring from some of the British soldiers. They were trained in various aspects. In this novel the character Michael learned how to secretly decode messages from the Germans. He infiltrated the German army as a captain, a spy for the allies. He could have been caught at any moment and killed for what he was doing so it kept my heart pounding with each mission he undertook.
Claire was a music student and took a break to visit relatives in France that she had never met. The Nazis took her family while she hid in the barn. Left alone she packed up and started walking through the countryside trying to reach freedom in unoccupied France. She was found by a man and given shelter and a job in a small town pup. Serving liquor and beer and singing at night gave her the title Songbird.
That’s where she met Michael and despised him right at the start for being a Nazi.  
But their “adventures” don’t stop there.
So much happens, good and bad and I was taken in and captured by the suspense and espionage within this novel. So much of this really happened to real people and I am more in awe of our allied soldiers that served during this war, including my father-in-law.
I am convinced that this should be made into a movie! This is the first novel I’ve read by this author but I will be seeking out others.
I received an ebook from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.

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