The Socialite (by J’nell Ciesielski) … historical romance

The Socialite is a historical romance.  So that lets you know that I am split on whether I enjoyed this book.  I love historical fiction!  But I do not like romance books at all!  So let’s focus on the things I enjoyed about the book.  The dialogue was good and enjoyable.  I loved the historical time period of Nazi occupation of France.  Though it is a romance, there is no steamy sex scenes…just some heavy kissing.

As for what I did not enjoy is that this book is about a spoiled socialite who is living the “high life” in France during WWII.  The fact that she is willing to ignore the atrocities going on around her to be with her Nazi boyfriend.  Though I know there were people who turned their heads and took advantage of the “privileges” of being in a relationship with the Nazi occupiers, it just disgusted me to read about it.

The plot will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.  This book will appeal to historical romance fans.

Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my advanced review copy.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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