Years of Nazi occupation have stolen much from Brigitte Durand.
Hope for a future, especially for a woman with a past like hers.
But that changes the day American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over occupied France. Picked up by the Resistance, Tom becomes the linchpin in their plan to infiltrate a Germans-only brothel and get critical intel out through Brigitte, a prostitute rumored to be sympathetic to the Allied cause.
D-day looms, and everyone knows that invasion is imminent. But so is treachery, and the life of one American pilot unexpectedly jeopardizes everything. He becomes more important than the mission to a man who cannot bear to lose another agent and to a woman who is more than just a prostitute, who finally realizes that her actions could change the course of history.
Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot is a fascinating look at a time which few of us now remember, World War II.
The place is France during the German occupancy.
The story centers around four girls who occupy a house, which is reserved by them exclusively for the German soldier's 'entertainment'. The deprivation and mistreatment of the French people by the Germans led to many unthinkable actions in order to get military secrets and information to help the resistance. Could this information have been obtained in a less demeaning way? Maybe, but that is the story.
Flame of Resistance is well written, but also disturbing in its premise. After reading the book, it was clear that the life the French people led during the German occupation was horrible. Starvation, deprivation of basic needs, and the constant knowledge that their lives were of little value to the occupiers helped the reader to understand the people's actions and decisions, even if we would not agree with them.
The book was very interesting, but I would not recommend it for young readers.
Disclosure: I received one paperback copy of Flame of Resistance from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for Joy In Our Journey.com's honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
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