Summer 1944. Paris. A secret mission. A dangerous passion. A spellbinding story you will never forget.
After delivering a B-17 Flying Fortress to Britain, an American WASP (Women's Airforce Service Pilot), volunteers to copilot a plane carrying special agents to their drop spot over Normandy. Her personal mission: to find her brother, who is missing in action. Their plane is shot down, and only she and five agents survive. Now they are on the run for their lives.
As they head to Paris, the beautiful aviatrix, Velva Jean Hart, becomes Clementine Roux, a daring woman on a mission with her team to capture an operative known only as "Swan." Once settled on Rue de la Néva, Clementine works as a spy with the Resistance and finds herself falling in love with her fellow agent, Émile, a handsome and mysterious Frenchman with secrets of his own. When Clementine ends up in the most brutal prison in Paris, trying to help Émile and the team rescue Swan, she discovers the depths of human cruelty, the triumph of her own spirit, and the bravery of her team, who will stop at nothing to carry out their mission.
An unforgettable tale of love, sacrifice, courage and compassion that will resonate with readers long after they finish the book. — The Chicago Tribune
Niven delivers a heart-stopping tale of wartime intrigue, romance and high adventure. — Romantic Times (Top Pick)
Thrilling. — The Examiner
Spellbinding. — Good Morning Texas
An unforgettable and heartfelt story that will resonate with readers far and wide. —Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Kommandant's Girl and The Diplomat's Wife
Becoming Clementine is more Ian Fleming than John Le Carre, but Niven does know how to spin a yarn. — Wilmington Star News
I'm not sure where Velva Jean will go after this, but I'll follow her wherever that is. — Historical Novel Review (Editor's Choice)
The throat-clutching close calls and heartbreaking losses of the brave young "weapons of war" propel this novel forward as fast as a B-24. — Cheryl Krocker McKeon for Shelf Awareness
A spellbinding spy saga. — Elizabeth P. McIntosh, OSS/CIA and author of Sisterhood of Spies
As a collector of 'spy gadgets,' and as a fan and student of real-life female agents, I found Niven's authentic application of tradecraft a hidden gift in the espionage thriller that is Becoming Clementine. — Linda McCarthy, founding curator of the CIA Museum
It's all here — intrigue, romance, heroism. A terrifically absorbing read. — Will Irwin, author of The Jedburghs and Abundance of Valor
Richly textured, historically evocative, emotionally mesmerizing, Becoming Clementine takes you on a journey so gripping you can smell the gun smoke. — Kerry Reichs, author of What You Wish For and Leaving Unknown
A page-turner of a story. Spellbinding. — James Earl Jones, Tony Award-winning, Emmy Award-winning actor