Book Review: ‘The Postmistress Of Paris: A Novel’ By Meg Waite Clayton

Naneé was born in the midwest and her parents were well off. When she was a young teenager she went to Europe to study and never came back. She learned to become a flyer and she surrounds herself with artist type people. It’s 1938 and the war in Europe is heating up and for Naneé her life is about to change. She ends up joining the resistance and becomes ‘The Postmistress’ in delivering messages to help get people safe. Her biggest mission will be trying to rescue artist Edouard Moss, who is in a camp. She teams up with her friend Danny to stage his escape, not only from the camp, but also from France and reunite him with his four year old daughter. It’s a dangerous undertaking and along the way they fall in love. As they get closer to getting Edouard and his daughter out of the country, their love may not be enough to save them.

This novel is in part based on the life of Chicago heiress Mary Jane Gold, who did similar things during the war. Although this book is a historical fiction novel, it’s also based on the real war and is a solid read that keeps the reader invested in the characters and you hope for the best with them. If you’re a fan of historical fiction, this is right up your alley.

You can pick up The Postmistress Of Paris in stores on Tuesday, November 30th from Harper.

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