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By Jane Thynne | Comments: ( 812 ) | Date: ( Nov 19, 2019 )

August, 1938 Paris is a city living on its nerves and the threat of war hangs heavy as a distant thunderstorm on a summer s day.British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contAugust, 1938 Paris is a city living on its nerves and the threat of war hangs heavy as a distant thunderstorm on a summer s day British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy It would have been absurd, if it hadn t also been true With war becoming increasingly likely, Clara is approached by an undercover British operative, Guy Hamilton, who asks her to perform a task for her country to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler s girlfriend, and to pass on any information she can gather Clara knows that to undertake this task is to put herself back in danger But she also knows that soon she may have to do everything in her power to protect her country Note This is a U.S title This novel was published in the U.K with the title A war of flowers.


  • Title: The Scent of Secrets
  • Author: Jane Thynne
  • ISBN: 9780553393903
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jane Thynne

Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela and educated in London She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English and joined the BBC as a journalist She has also worked at The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent, as well as for numerous British magazines She appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4 Jane is married with three children and lives in London.



Comments The Scent of Secrets

  • Angela M

    This book is several things wrapped into one - a murder mystery, a story of espionage, the gossipy "house wives of Berlin ", a love story - all set within the backdrop of Germany just before WWII and a plot to kill Hitler . It's well written and there is some wonderful descriptive writing from the beginning and it's intriguing .Clara Vine , half British , part Jewish , although this part of her is hidden, is an actress and a British spy living in Germany. Her assignment is to get to know Eva Bra [...]


  • Candi

    3.5 starsI thought the premise of this book was a very interesting one and it was entertaining. The reader gets a glimpse of Nazi Germany from the inside, a peek at the elite and famous and those in power. Clara Vine is a renowned actress living in Germany at the time just prior to the outbreak of WWII. But, Clara is more than an actress - she has some secrets that individually put her at risk but in combination are deadly! Half English and half German, Clara is also a British intelligence agent [...]


  • Kate Quinn

    Some of the most vivid, visceral world-building I've ever read: Hitler's Berlin springs to terrifying life in the tiny details of daily life here--the Fuhrer-adoring crowds of vacationers, the shortages and petty rules, the ominous omnipresent paperwork and the forced smiles behind the jollity. Clara Vine, half British half German actress on the thriving Berlin film scene, is an appealing heroine and a believable spy; she's no James Bond vamp or lethal assassin with a vial of poison in her garte [...]


  • Hilary

    4.5 starsClara Vine, called "the German Vivien Leigh", might be a fictional construct, but it doesn't feel that way. She's not just an actress either: Clara is also a British spy. This is the first book I've read that shows - from a relatively neutral standpoint - what it was like inside Germany during WWII: the travel restrictions on even German citizens, the shortages (and how they were disguised), the watchfulness and fear, the suspicion that falls on anyone or any change, the propaganda mach [...]


  • Jennifer

    The WWII era is popular fodder for historical fiction. In Jane Thynne's new book, "The Scent of Secrets," we get a somewhat new take on the time period. Rather than a book telling the stories of the "have nots" (the Jews, those suffering on the homefront, etc.) Thynne has given readers a historical fiction book which primarily focuses on the "haves" -- those high up in the Nazi party, their wives, and other people who found themselves in the favor of the Third Reich. It made for interesting read [...]


  • KaitlynSaunders

    I beg all historical fiction fans to give this book a try. It was 110% worth my time, maybe you'll find yourself falling in love as well. :)I received a first reads copy of this, and immediately dove in, expecting it to be mediocre at best. I was so wrong!To me, this book was completely enchanting. This is my favorite genre- real events, real people, new theories. This novel was perfect for me. It took me a long while to finish, which is good for me- I was able to savor every word. The theme was [...]


  • Vikki VanSickle

    What a decadent beginning of a new series! This historical mystery was pitched to me as the Real Housewives of Nazi Berlin and that is an apt description. Clara Vine has both British and German ancestry and finds herself working as a film actress in Germany in the late 1930s. She is ideally position to spy on the wives of high-ranking Nazi officials on behalf of the British. I hesitate to call this light mystery, as the topic is anything but, yet Thynne's storytelling moves quickly, glancing ove [...]


  • Samantha

    The Scent of Secrets is a historical fiction meets murder-mystery combination that immediately captured my attention. Set in World War II Germany, the novel's heroine is Clara Vine, part-time actress/spy. Having infiltrated the German movie industry, she is able to use her connections to the upper echelons of the Nazi party (mostly via their wives) to help aid British intelligence. Though well received, her intelligence gathering assignments are not the only things putting her at risk - she is a [...]


  • Barbara

    I just completed the ARC for The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne thanks to Net Galley. It is #3 in her Berlin Series (I did not read #1 or #2, but now I am dying to!) The book released on Sept. 15. It's historical fiction, but contains espionage, romance, and mystery. Beautifully written, wonderful descriptions of the places and era. There were many times I found myself catching my breath, worried what was going to happen to the main character Clara Vine. Ms. Thynne did an excellent job of weavi [...]


  • Faith

    The first chapter was promising, but I managed to read only 28% of this book before giving up because nothing was happening and I wasn't enjoying it. The book was drowned in too many descriptions. The 16 references to Elizabeth Arden cosmetics made me wonder whether the author had a product placement deal with the company. This just wasn't for me. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.


  • Renee

    I fell for Cara Vine after trying The Pursuit of Pearls on Audible. This series makes me feel like I've been transported to Berlin in the late 1930's & am experiencing the drama along with Clara! The Scent of Secrets was another winner. Riveting. Fantastic research & writing. Wonderful narrator on Audible. Loved it! I read that Book #5 Solitaire comes out late in 2016. Can't wait!


  • Samantha Price

    Give me some historical fiction, with a Paris backdrop and some fictional Coco Chanel and I'm a happy girl. A really unique read.


  • Christina McLain

    I must say I find the quality in this series a bit mixed. The heroine is a bit boring and the plots have very predictable motifs: Clara, our protagonist, is alway brave but tense, there is always a bittersweet love interest, sometimes the same love interest(!!), and the books all begin with the death of a young German woman. But somehow the stories remain interesting, if for no other reason than the vast amount of research the author must have done on Berlin and its many historical buildings, fr [...]


  • Ruth

    August, 1938. Paris is a city living on its nerves and the threat of war hangs heavy as a distant thunderstorm on a summer's day. British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud. Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy. It would have been absurd, if it hadn't also been trueWith war becoming increasingly likely, Cl [...]


  • Jess

    I want to thank Ballantine books and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in advance in exchange for my honest review of this book.I want to say I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book. I was expecting a standard, mediocre WW2 novel with the same tired lady spy plot as every other one. I was completely wrong. It has been awhile since I have eagerly turned pages and have been caught off guard when the story ends. I did exclaim at the last page "This can't be the end!" and I am lef [...]


  • Clarissa

    Clara Vine, a half-Jewish Anglo-German, uses her unique access to the upper echelons of pre-war Nazi society to spy for her native Britain. The novel richly fuses fact and fiction with a cast of real Nazis and their British admirers, such as the Mitford sisters and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Clara Vine, through her friendship with Eva Braun, finds herself enmeshed in a plot to assassinate Hitler. The setting of pre-war Germany is a treasure trove, and the irresistibly fresh perspective of [...]


  • Kathryn

    ARC received from NetGalley.As I understand it, Secrets is part of a trilogy first published in the UK, and now a US publisher is releasing it. However, they are publishing the third book first, then releasing the others. Odd way to do things, but I've read the books can be read out of order. In this third book of the trilogy, actress Clara Vine has successfully hidden her Jewish roots in order to work in Germany, but throughout the story she worries if she's able to conceal her involvement as a [...]


  • Alexia Chantel

    WWII books are intriguing and The Scent of Secrets is even more so as it is told from a female perspective. There was so much political intrigue and moving of power during this time it is fascinating to hear about the women who were connected to and influenced these men.The Scent of Secrets follows Clara’s story. Though the beginning’s description of Paris sounded off the story pulls you in quickly. As Clara meets new and interesting characters, Coco Chanel and Eva Braun, the tension builds, [...]


  • Jo Dervan

    The story is set in 1938 and the main character, .Clara Vine, is a half English, half German actress (and a spy) who finds herself working on German films. When she meets a man in Paris, she is drawn into a plot to meet Eva Braun and become her confidant. Braun iwas Hitler's mistress and a big movie fan. She had written Clara a fan letter so it was easy to become friends when the opportunity presented itself. Clara. used their friendship to socialize with the wives of members of the German milit [...]


  • Anya

    I received Scent of Secrets as an ARC from Netgalley. I have to say this is one of the best novels I've read in a long time.The main character is Clara Vine, half English, half German actress and spy. Vine's character is believable and well crafted. I was almost picturing her in my minds eye as I was reading. I won't go into a synopsis, as many others here have done a superb job already. Suffice it to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, I found myself longing for a quiet moment to read a fe [...]


  • Sarah

    I just couldn't get into this. One review said to wait until the halfway point before it got really goodbut I just can't wait for that. Why can't it grab my attention before? Another review said the author sets each scene beautifullybut when it sounds like she's using every fancy word in the dictionary and it takes 4 kindle pages to describe one scene, ain't nobody got time for that. I really wanted to like this as it's totally in my wheelhouse but it was unoriginal and boring.


  • GinaRose Cristello

    This was remarkably lovely for a Nazi story!I found the way she created the angst of living at that time very very well done without adding specifics the vague underlying fear of daily everything was really well done. You will find the story compelling and definitely stay up late ploughing through the story wondering where it is headed!!


  • Kristine

    The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thyme is a free NetGalley ebook that I read on a weekend in late, late August. My interest for the book was more toward parfumerie than World War II, but I had been willing to give them both a tryWay too fanciful, too hobnob, and too mindnumbing to have to scan through pages of posh, polite, networky dialogue for bits of plot.


  • Kat Olmstead

    After winning this book on First Reads I dug right in. I had a hard time putting this book down! I don't typically like books set in older times but I must admit I was drawn into the characters of this novel. I had to know what was coming next!Very well written. I'm glad I took the time to read it! Highly recommend this book!


  • Linden

    The detail is fascinating in this novel set in 1938 Germany. The protagonist is an actress/spy who has high-ranking Nazis and their wives in her circle of acquaintances. Although this is the third book in a series, it seems to have been the first one available in the U.S. Subsequently the earlier books have since been published here and I'll definitely be putting them on my tbr list.


  • Elisabeth Manley

    I love a good historical fiction, it's like educational reading but fun. There was a great mix of history, mystery of Ada and how she fit in, suspense over everything Clara was doing and what was happening in Germany, and even a touch of romance thrown in. I wanted more from the ending, I don't know exactly what but I just wasn't quite satisfied with it. Definitely recommend.


  • Katie Rodemich

    I won this book in a Giveaway and I'm so glad I did. A colorful read set in Paris, Clara Vine arrives to film a movie in World War II. However, when approached by a British intelligence officer, Clara is requested for a secret mission: Get close to Eva Braun and learn as much information about Hitler as possible. I highly recommend put this on your list!


  • Tiffany

    Interesting: good twist on/use of history to fabricate a realistic enough storyline. The end was not satisfactory, though, which I think was this author's way of trying to get you to go for the next book.


  • May

    This is an excellent read. I was quickly caught up in the characters and the historical events surrounding this story. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. Certainly hope there is a sequel in the works!!


  • Judy LeBlanc

    Fabulous book, loved the characters, the writing, the story. Even took some time to read up on the Nazi wives. Some of them were quite scary. I look forward to the next book in this trilogy.


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