Dragonfly by Leila Meacham Review

I've always been a fan of History but not always of Historical Fiction novels. This year, I've decided to add HF to my TBR and one of the books I was dying to read was Dragonfly. Thank you to HBG Canada for my gifted copy.

Dragonfly is a wonderful WWII story that left me with all the feels. I was a little scared going into it because of it's voluminous pages, but I absolutely loved the author's writing style and she really created a mesmerizing story.

I loved the multiple POVs used in Dragonfly because it gave the reader time to get to know the characters and at the same time we got a sense of the bigger picture. Another thing I enjoyed was the background diversity of the members of Dragonfly. The moments between the individuals were jovial but it didn't take away from the seriousness of the story. The author did a phenomenal job at making me see and feel the intensity that was WWII. You could clearly feel the emotions the characters were feeling.

This is a wonderfully crafted and touching story. For fans of historical fiction, this one definitely hits the mark!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds--a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer -- all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly. 

Soon after their training, they are dropped behind enemy lines and take up their false identities, isolated from one another except for a secret drop-box, but in close contact with the powerful Nazi elite who have Paris under siege. 

Thus begins a dramatic and riveting cat-and-mouse game, as the young Americans seek to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But...is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft? (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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