The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

I loved the writing in this story! I felt completely sucked into the characters and the story. The mixture of action and relationships was perfect. It was wonderfully written and had a great romance subplot that I thoroughly enjoyed!

How I Felt:

The writing was beautifully done. The story felt fast-paced, but at times, there was a nice pace change that gave me enough time to settle in and understand the premise and the characters. The story was intriguing and filled will secrets and dangerous situations as well as such a lovely romance.

The characters were extremely interesting. J’nell Ciesielski has a way of creating characters that you care about and invest in. Barrett and Kat made a great couple with chemistry that was intoxicating. I enjoyed reading about their individual histories as well as their relationship.

Overall, this story had an excellent setting with an exciting plot of rescue, espionage, and romance. I enjoyed the entire story and look forward to reading future books by J’nell Ciesielski.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend The Socialite to any historical fiction fans that enjoy stories during WWII with a romance subplot.

Where to Find This Book:

The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski publishes on April 14, 2020 and is available at these sites. | Amazon Kindle | Amazon | Audible | Goodreads


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?

Just the Facts:

The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski
Genre: Historical Fiction / Christian Fiction
Page Count: 368 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: April 14, 2020


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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