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The White Russian

Called ZhenyaThe uest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris With the world on the brink of war she becomes embroiled in murder plots conspiracies and illicit love affairs as White faces Red Russian and nothing is a First of all I don t like romance novels Second of all I don t particularly enjoy historical fiction Third of all this book was both The writing was confusing switching between first person and third person The characters weren t well rounded The good part about this novel was the setting descriptions A for that Vanora Bennett If you don t read a book just for the setting descriptions do not read this book Deciding to Be Christian good part about this novel was the setting descriptions A for that Vanora Bennett If you don t read a book just for the setting descriptions do not read this book

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S it seemsWith Jean a liberal Russian writer by her side Evie finally seems to have found the passion and excitement she's yearned for But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya or the heartbreak of her grandmother's pa I wanted to like this book so much but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would It has all the makings of a good book coming of age conflict love and Paris It wasn t engaging I am however considering reading some of her other novels

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Evie a rebellious young American leaves New York in search of art and adventure in jazz age Paris where her grandmother lives But on arrival her grandmother’s sudden death leaves Evie compelled to carry out her dying wish to find a man from her past 35 starsInteresting novel I learned a lot about the connection between Paris and white Russians in the 1920 s and 30 s I like how the author took historical events and created a fictional story based around them


About the Author: Vanora Bennett

I became a journalist almost by accident Having learned Russian and been hired after university by Reuters to my own surprise and the slight dismay of traditionally minded editors who weren’t sure a Guardian reading blonde female would be tough enough for the job I was then catapulted into the adrenaline charged realm of conflict reporting While on a trainee assignment in Paris I fell in wit



10 thoughts on “The White Russian

  1. says:

    35 starsInteresting novel I learned a lot about the connection between Paris and white Russians in the 1920's and 30's I like how the author took historical events and created a fictional story based around them

  2. says:

    I discovered this book in the library when I had just finished Smiley's People which had bits about Russian emigres and I was pining for a similar book because my library didn't have ANY Le Carre novels and I had waited weeks to order even Smiley's People from inter library loan I thought of re reading Berbero

  3. says:

    The reason I wanted to read The White Russian is because I enjoyed reading Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett I found I was so engaged in reading The White Russian I was just turning pages after pages It is such a beautiful novel I just got completely lost into it The White Russian is set into four parts Evie did not know her grand

  4. says:

    First of all I don't like romance novels Second of all I don't particularly enjoy historical fiction Third of all this book was both The writing was confusing switching between first person and third person The characters weren't well rounded The good part about this novel was the setting descriptions A for that Vanora Bennett If you don't read a book just for the setting descriptions do not read this book

  5. says:

    Thirties Paris with Russian immigrants looking for a better life and love

  6. says:

    Despite the inclusion of some very real people focus was on the fictional characters and they were unfortunately tedious and 2 dimensional I was especially disappointed in the love story as it seemed to come out of nowhere Long lost relatives were also part of the theme and that was also uite annoying and soap opera ish

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book so much but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would It has all the makings of a good book coming of age conflict love and Paris It wasn't engaging I am however considering reading some of her other novels

  8. says:

    I've been terrible about posting books Now that we're all home I will catch up for this yearThe White Russian w

  9. says:

    This satisfied my criteria for a perfect beach read 1 immersive story; 2 well written; and 3 believable likable characters The setting the micro world of White Russians in Paris adds to the romance and color of the novel Evie our protagonist is a somewhat naive conflict avoidant young woman who both comes into her own and

  10. says:

    This book gave good insight into the conflict between the Whites and the Reds in Paris during the 1930's While it started

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