Review & Giveaway: The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski

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The Socialite
by J’nell Ciesielski

Publication Date: April 14, 2020
Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins
Paperback, eBook, AudioBook; 368 Pages

Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical/20th Century



Glamour, treachery, and espionage collide when an English socialite rushes to save her sister from the Nazis.

As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them—but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?

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The Socialite
by J’nell Ciesielski @jnellciesielski

Thank you to the author, J’Nell Ciesielski, and to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review.

Set during the turbulent times of 1941, World War Two,

The Socialite, by J’Nell Ciesielski, is an absolutely wonderful historical fiction, full of high society and espionage.

Kathleen “Kat” has convinced her father the retired Colonel,Sir Alfred Whitford, to allow her to travel to German occupied Paris. Kat hopes to bring her younger, reckless sister Eleanor “Ellie”safely back home. Convincing Ellie may prove harder than Kat actually once thought. Ellie is enjoying her life in Paris, along with her very attentive German boyfriend, Eric von Schlegel. Living with Eric von Schlegel offers Ellie the perfect escape from the long reaching arm of her parents. Embracing the notoriety and being the center of attention Ellie is naive and not everything is not what it seems and Eric has own agenda.

The storyline really picks up when Kat is introduced to a Mr. Barrett Anderson.

Barrett is a Scottish bar owner, Kat meets when Barrett while sneaking into a Nazi party her younger sister is hosting.

I loved the overall premise of the novel, and the quick pass kept me completely engaged. There was some really good twists and a blossoming romance that I adored. The page turning adventure will have flipping the pages as fast as you can. The novel was exciting and the execution seamless, Ciesielski delivers an impeccably researched WWII romance.

About the Author

With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages Award and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle.

Learn more at You can also find J’nell on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, April 1
Review at Passages to the Past

Thursday, April 2
Review at Nurse Bookie

Friday, April 3
Review at YA, It’s Lit

Sunday, April 5
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Monday, April 6
Review at Tar Heel Reader

Tuesday, April 7
Review at Books and Zebras

Wednesday, April 8
Review at Amy’s Booket List

Thursday, April 9
Review at Tales from the Book Dragon
Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

Friday, April 10
Review at Donna’s Book Blog

Monday, April 13
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Tuesday, April 14
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 5 copies of The Socialite! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on April 14th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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