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Blog Tour & Review: The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: The Socialite
Author: J’nell Ciesielski
Release Date: April 14th, 2020
Publisher: Thoman Nelson

Glamour, treachery, and espionage collide when an English socialite rushes to save her sister from the Nazis.

As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them—but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?

My Review:

The Socialite is an intriguing and romantic historical fiction set in the WWII time period. From the first few chapters, you are hooked by the writing and imagery.

We meet Kat as she tries to bring her sister home from Paris. She meets a man named Barrett who is supposed to protect her and Kat’s sister. In the process of trying to save Ellie, Kat and Barrett begin to form a unique bond that was so unexpected.

It tackles the subject of the Nazis and the author gives us a sense of what each character is thinking during this time. Kat and Barrett’s decisions are stressful and risky which makes the read so thrilling.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give The Socialite 4 stars. It is a fascinating historical fiction that captures a great sense of tense moments during WWII. The imagery J’nell uses in her writing depicts Paris in a real and beautiful manner. The characters are charming and so is their romance.

Purchase Links

Amazon Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble | Thomas Nelson

Connect with J’nell

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Review tour:

Monday, April 13th: @mixed_matched_socks

Wednesday, April 15th: Literary Quicksand

Friday, April 17th: Austen Prose

Monday, April 20th: Books and Cats and Coffee

Monday, April 20th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, April 22nd: Christian Chick’s Thoughts

Thursday, April 23rd: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Friday, April 24th: 100 Pages a Day

Monday, April 27th: @babygotbooks13

Tuesday, April 28th: Jathan & Heather

Wednesday, April 29th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Thursday, April 30th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, May 4th: Orange County Readers and @orangecountyreads

Tuesday, May 5th: Read Eat Repeat

Wednesday, May 6th: @rendezvous_with_reading

Friday, May 8th: The Reading Corner for All and @thereadingcornerforall

Monday, May 11th: Into the Hall of Books

Wednesday, May 13th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, May 14th: Openly Bookish

Friday, May 15th: Girl Who Reads


Monday, April 20th: @pieladybooks

Monday, April 20th: @lets_talk_books_and_cats

Tuesday, April 21st: @books_with_bethany

Tuesday, April 21st: @giuliland

Wednesday, April 22nd: @southernbellereading

Thursday, April 23rd: @books_and_broadway_

Friday, April 24th: @ifcatscouldread

Friday, April 24th: @booktimistic

Saturday, April 25th: @cassies_books_reviews

Sunday, April 26th: @booksandbackroads

Monday, April 27th: @readinggirlreviews

2 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Review: The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski

  1. I want to read this just for the characters, they sound interesting all on their own. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book tours


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