Saturday, July 30, 2022



Paris, 1942:  Elena Garcia joins a spy network for the Americans.  She knows that her current mission is extremely dangerous and could be her last.  She boards a train destined for her drop-off point, and has hidden the coded maps in a pack of playing cards in her purse.  While in an meeting in the underground her location is compromised and she must flee the country, and leave everything behind, including Santiago Lozano, the man she loves.  Elena is faithful to her country and her mission, so leaving her country while still in the grips of war is not something she is willing to do.

This story is absolutely exceptional on every level possible.  I was completely engulfed in this book from the beginning to the end.  This rapid page turner will have you on the edge of your seat, while mending your broken heart over and over again.  This epic story was one that hit all the emotions and left me awestruck.  I can’t imagine such a time, the courageous people that would leave everything they know, and never give a second thought to risking their lives for others.  I was completely inspired by this story, and the amazing characters. I am a huge fan of books based on true events and this one resonated with me long after I finished the book.  I actually rate this book ten stars because it is so much better than a five star read. I am definitely starting a re-read pile with this one.  This is one of the best books I have ever read.  Do yourself a favor and please do not pass up this phenomenal story.  I loved this book, I know you will too and I highly recommend it.  This author, Siobhan Curham, has become an auto-buy author for me, if her name is on the cover, the book will be in my hand….immediately!!

Thank you Siobhan Curham for such a phenomenal story.  I love how this story is based on true events.  True event stories are always so captivating and cause much contemplation and reflection.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and I definitely recommend it.



Author:  Siobhan Curham
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 27, 2022 
Pages: 426 
Buy on Amazon 

Nazi-occupied Paris, 1942. “I want to create a world where we are free to be together, to be in love,” he whispered. I gulp down the sobs building in my throat. “I want that too. I’ll come back to you. I swear I’ll come back.”

Elena Garcia knows that the mission she has been tasked with is her most dangerous yet. With a tearful goodbye to the man she has grown to love, the dark-eyed and warm-hearted Santiago Lozano, she hurries to catch the train to the drop-off point, the coded maps she is delivering for the resistance concealed in a pack of playing cards in her purse.

As she leaves the underground meeting, she hears heavy footsteps closing in behind her. Her heart pounds, and a dark figure comes into her line of sight. Expertly fighting off her attacker, Elena races back to the station, barely making it onto the train. She is forced to confront the worst: her cover is blown and now nowhere will be safe. Somebody close to her is a traitor, but when you live in the shadows, how do you know who you can really trust?

To stay alive, Elena must flee the country – and that means leaving Santiago behind. But she refuses to abandon her mission while Europe is still in the clutches of the enemy, and she will not leave Santiago to face the wrath of the Gestapo alone.

But when Elena uncovers that the love of her life has been having meetings with high-ranking government officials and hears German officials greeting him by name in the street, it’s clear that Santiago has his own secrets.

Elena must now ask herself:
 should she risk everything to save Santiago… or was he the one who betrayed her to the enemy? And now, with millions of innocent lives across Europe at stake, how can she know what is the right choice? 


Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author, ghost writer, editor and writing coach. She has also written for many newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Guardian, Breathe magazine, Cosmopolitan, Writers’ Forum,, and Spirit & Destiny. Siobhan has been a guest on various radio and TV shows, including Woman’s Hour, BBC News, GMTV and BBC Breakfast. And she has spoken at businesses, schools, universities and literary festivals around the world, including the BBC, Hay Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Bath Festival, Ilkley Festival, London Book Fair and Sharjah Reading Festival.

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