Review: The Black Swan of Paris

The Black Swan of Paris


A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected.

Paris, 1944

Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance.

When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by Nazis, Genevieve knows it won’t be long before the Gestapo succeeds in torturing information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming allied invasion. The resistance movement is tasked with silencing her by any means necessary—including assassination. But Genevieve refuses to let her mother become yet one more victim of the war. Reuniting with her long-lost sister, she must find a way to navigate the perilous cross-currents of Occupied France undetected—and in time to save Lillian’s life.

Rating: 5-stars


The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards is an exciting adventure. One full of danger, risks, and loss. I got to travel back in to troubling times with Hitler’s reign over some European countries. Nazis were everywhere. As the heroes, the Allied Forces, were getting closer, more people were taken prisoner. Some were killed and some were imprisoned. Many died and starved to death. Everyone was in danger. Neighbors and friends would turn on each other. I felt the character’s fears. The pain at what was happening and not doing enough to help…the risks were high. Family meant everything. The routes the character would go to save her family and innocent lives were amazing. Karen Robards is a talented writer. Her books are well-written. The suspense is felt on every page. Action-packed and emotionally charged-this novel is a must read for all.

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