Review: Becoming Clementine – Jennifer Niven

After delivering a B-17 Flying Fortress to Britain, an American volunteers to copilot a plane carrying special agents to their drop spot over Normandy. Her personal mission: to find her brother, who is missing in action. Their plane is shot down, and only she and five agents survive. Now they are on the run for their lives.

As they head to Paris, the beautiful aviatrix Velva Jean Hart becomes Clementine Roux, a daring woman on an epic adventure with her team to capture an operative known only as “Swan.” Once settled on Rue de la NΓ©va, Clementine works as a spy with the Resistance and finds herself falling in love with her fellow agent, Γ‰mile, a handsome and mysterious Frenchman with secrets of his own. When Clementine ends up in the most brutal prison in Paris, trying to help Γ‰mile and the team rescue Swan, she discovers the depths of human cruelty, the triumph of her own spirit, and the bravery of her team, who will stop at nothing to carry out their mission.

My thoughts:

I do love fiction books. I might love other genres more, but fiction is the genre that gives me the most. Good writing, good stories and well just a good genre. I do love a good voice.
This is actually book 3, but that does not show. It’s a perfectly good standalone novel that shows us the life of Velva Jean as she in 1944 flies over the Atlantic. She is a Wasp, one of the forgotten ones from WWII. The book shows what women did in the war. Velva Jean is brave and wonderful. She goes to France to find her brother. She goes into a war zone cos of family, and to be a tool of war.
I have heard about the Wasps, the women pilots of the war. But I never knew much and how they struggled. The men were not happy, no one was really happy. Not that there is much flying here, no, instead there is spying, and danger.
The book is well written and there is this tone over the book that I liked. Velva thinks, feels, and well it just have to be read.
Conclusion:
A great book about forgotten heroines.

Series: Velva Jean #3
Genre. Historical Fiction
Pages: 368
Published: September 2012 by Plume
Source: For review

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76 thoughts on “Review: Becoming Clementine – Jennifer Niven

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ And thanks for those words (I do love my blog :)And the book was just lovely, there was such a charm to it. Even in the dark moments

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ And thanks for those words (I do love my blog :)And the book was just lovely, there was such a charm to it. Even in the dark moments

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