As German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, an American heiress joins the resistance and becomes known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding and uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety.
... gripping ... Clayton’s book offers an evocative love story layered with heroism and intrigue—the film Casablanca if Rick had an artsy bent. It’s a vividly rendered, dramatic world, even a bit escapist (as long as notes of rising authoritarianism from the present day don’t ring in your ears). This is another powerful historical novel from Clayton ... an homage to the courage of creative acts, to the refuge of art and its reminder, or insistence, on our shared humanity.
Clayton excels at creating fictional worlds, weaving historical details with lively dialogue and rich scene-setting details ... Tension builds throughout the novel, culminating in a grueling, dangerous escape attempt that's full of surprises.