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Clever Girl by Stephanie Marie Thornton Cover Revealed! #HistFic

This seems THE year for female spy novels in the historical fiction genre! And I, for one, am loving it. In that vein, it’s cover reveal day for CLEVER GIRL by Stephanie Thornton. Stephanie had been one of my favorite authors for many years. You’ll find it here below; isn’t it amazing!?

Available September 2021, this is, according to Stephanie, “Elizabeth Bentley’s wild ride of a spy-turned-informer story.”

Now available for preorder:

Penguin Random House: http://bit.ly/3rjPbde
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cHn9El
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/3aD2hvd
Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/3cOq8uZ
Bookshop.org: http://bit.ly/3jjGBZ3
Hudson: http://bit.ly/3pSwInE
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/3jjwoMk

From the cover:

A thrilling tale of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States, from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Marie Thornton.

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on Elizabeth Bentley’s doorstep demanding answers to the shocking mystery just uncovered about her family. What she doesn’t expect is for Bentley to ensnare her in her own story of becoming a controversial World War II spy and Cold War informer…

Recruited by the American Communist Party to spy on fascists at the outbreak of World War II, a young Bentley–code name Clever Girl–finds she has an unexpected gift for espionage. But after falling desperately in love with her handler, Elizabeth makes another unexpected discovery when she learns her lover is actually a Russian spy. Together, they will build the largest Soviet spy network in America and Elizabeth will become its uncrowned Red Spy Queen. However, once the war ends and the U.S. and U.S.S.R. become embroiled in the Cold War, it is Elizabeth who will dangerously clash with the NKVD, the brutal Soviet espionage agency.

As Catherine listens to Elizabeth’s harrowing tale, she empathizes with her, that is, until she uncovers startling revelations that link the two women’s lives in shocking ways. Faced with the idea that her entire existence is based on a lie, Catherine realizes there can be many sides to the truth. And only Elizabeth Bentley can tell her what that truth really is.

Talk soon!

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