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The Frenchman's Daughters by [Sinkinson, Paul]
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The daughters of a French railway engineer are thrown together, with a number of British and French soldiers, in the aftermath and turmoil of events that followed the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.

Following an emotional and traumatic escape from the advancing German forces they arrive in England. As a result of their experiences, and the manner that they combated the Nazi regime, the three sisters, all civilians, are seconded, along with the survivors of their group, into the intelligence section of General De Gaulle’s newly formed Free French Force.

After extensive training in England they return to occupied France living in fear of betrayal and capture.

In an action packed series of daring exploits, the three girls and their group follow a ruthless and dangerous path involving theft, sabotage and assassination as they fight against the German occupation and become involved in merciless combat operations which assist the Allied advances in Normandy as they seek further revenge against the German officer responsible for the massacre of French civilians.

The story concludes with a surprise visitor to meet the group a number of years after the end of the war.

5* Review: I bought this book last week and read it in three sessions. This is not my normal genre and I am so pleased I decided to think outside the box with my reading. The story about World War Two made me think pretty deeply and the storyline kept me wanting more.

I will not go into much detail here as I do feel that this book deserves to be read and I look forward to other books from this author.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5110 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FF85MIW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Lee W TOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 November 2014
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It's a rollicking yarn but the writing is a bit pedestrian and the story is a bit unrealistic. It's good enough to finish but I keep checking the number of pages to see how many more unrealistic scenarios this odd group of people will go through and is there a bullet that can scathe them, a plan that doesn't go awry. No, I haven't finished yet but I am pushing to continue. There are other better stories around but this was worth the price. Faint praise but there you have it
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I was a bit apprehensive when I bought this book thinking it would be just another 'war romance' but it turned out to be a good, solid read with good twists and turns and along the way some history about WW2 and the how those behind the lines went about trying to destroy the German war machine. A good read and one that if you are interested in this period of history is well worth the buy. I look forward to more of this calibre by Paul Sinkinson.
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By salki on 16 November 2014
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Couldn't bear it and didn't finish it.
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not read yet and doubt if I will finish it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful writing about unbelievable characters 3 February 2015
By Robert E. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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Where to start? About the most stilted dialogue I've come across in a book in a very long time. Really, not much dialogue at all for these one-dimensional "companions" operating in Vichy France during WW II who are perpetually happy with one another throughout the story. Sorry, but it just wasn't believable. Two examples: the idea that a bomber sized plane was repeatedly flown from Gibraltar to Spain just south of France to be close to a crossing over the mountains. And the attack by the "companions" in a captured German tank at the end as they travel to the middle of the Normandy battlefield three weeks after the initial landings in pursuit of a German officer responsible for an earlier atrocity is just silly. (And even sillier when the officer in question just happens to step outside a command post at a convenient moment so he can be shot by a sniper "companion.") A detail note: the Das Reich "brigade" was actually a division. A minor detail but one wonders how many others there were that I didn't recognize. Where were the editors? As far as I can tell, nowhere in sight in the publishing preparations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A truly fine story. 28 November 2014
By Ina Clanton - Published on Amazon.com
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Always a pleasure to read of tails of WWII. I know the resistance played an important part in French history. It is good to see someone getting credit. This tale feels far fetched, but imaginable. The detail of their training gave them credibility, surely helping with their missions and their successes. I was wondering of their rehabilitation back into society right after the war. It's 13 years and they have 2 small children? I know the focus at the end was national recognition but the wrap up was kind of strange for me. I am a detail person and like a writer to use their words to paint a clear detail picture for me, like their training in England. I felt the writer fell short. I'm not looking for masterpieces when I read. I like a good story, and this is one.
2.0 out of 5 stars Another Fictional War Story 5 March 2014
By Manaus - Published on Amazon.com
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I am aware that this is a first novel but am concerned that anyone can take WW2 and turn it into a sort of "Boys' Own Adventure". Seven people, a bit like the start of a joke, Englishmen, Australian, 3 beautiful French girls etc etc., get involved in WW2 and manage to get out of France across the Channel in a small boat. Their exploits are so favoured by the leader of the Free French in London, that they train as espionage agencies, parachute back into France and create mayhem, always keeping one step ahead of the Germans. At the end of every adventure there are smiles and laughs all around and not only does it "smack" a little bit of the aforementioned adventure, but shades of Blyton's Terrible Five come to the fore. Surely there are enough detailed and personal, heroic and tragic stories of this period without a new group beating the Germans at every turn. I thought we had gone past this and were beginning to recognise that there is valour on both sides in a war. The ending is obviously Hollywood and they all live happily ever after.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A so-so read. 20 July 2014
By James J. McGilvray - Published on Amazon.com
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I slogged my way through this book. I must say that the number of grammatical errors and poor, repetitive writing took a lot away from what could have been a much better read.
1.0 out of 5 stars Spoiler Alert 22 October 2016
By The Muskrat - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hoping for a WWII/French resistance easy read. It was a little bland, but I needed something mindless from my favorite genre. I stopped when the sisters were at the "training orgy". Totally inappropriate, historically inaccurate, and pure rubbish. Made me feel totally uncomfortable. This book went from, ok I will try to get through it, to yuk a creepsters porn fantasy with young girls.