Gripping WWII Spy Story

The Flames of Resistance, by Tracy Groot, is a gripping World War II spy novel set in Nazi-occupied France in the months before D-Day.   Brigitte Durand, a clerk at the US Embassy, fled Paris to return to her family home in Benouville in Normandy.  There, to survive, she turned her house into a brothel for German soldiers.  Yet her heart is with the resistance, and she secretly leaves food outside a chateau where she has observed downed Allied pilots being hidden.  Soon she is contacted by the resistance, asking if she will pass information from her German customers to Tom Jaeger, a downed American pilot posing as a Dutch officer aiding Germany.

The Biblical story of Rahab, placed in a WW II setting, makes for an enthralling spy novel.  Will Brigitte be able to pass along information to Tom without being caught?  Will Tom slip up in his charade and reveal himself as American instead of Dutch?  Which of the resistance workers will survive, and which will be captured by the Germans?

If you enjoy WWII novels as I do, you will find this book hard to put down.  I really got a feel for how much the average French person struggled under the German occupation, and what difficult choices they had to make in their daily lives as a result.

I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.


About Lilibet King

I'm a mid-level manager for a national company, one that doesn't permit me to mention its name in a blog - I'm not that high up in the company. I'm an introvert who has trouble finding material on leadership for those who are introverted and/or shy, so I'm writing my own based on almost 20 years experience in management and supervision.
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