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The Girl in the Blue Beret

Author: Bobbie Ann Mason

Started: Jun. 2, 2021

Finished: Jun. 5, 2021

Marshall Stone is a retired airline pilot who has decided to return to Europe to find the people who helped him evade the Nazis when his plane was hit by the Luftwaffe. As he finds the family that hid him, secrets of what his French protectors went through when they were discovered.

Marshall's main purpose in making his trip is to find the young girl who led him through Paris despite the dangers. During his time revisiting the past, Stone comes to learn more about the dangers in Europe than he ever fully appreciated or understood.

Having read many historical fiction novels set in this time period, I appreciated the storyline and the development of the characters. That being said, this book was far too long and had too many people's background stories. At times it was hard to keep track of what character's history was being discussed. If Mason had settled on two characters to be in-depth about it, it would have been easier to follow and a deeper, more meaningful story.

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