Monday, January 3, 2022

SAVING MRS. ROOSEVELT by Candice Sue Patterson, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

Set primarily in Maine during World War II, Saving Mrs. Roosevelt is part of the Heroines of WWII series by Barbour Publishing written by various authors. Candice Sue Patterson, the author of this book, is a new-to-me author and I was quite impressed with her contribution to the series. I was aware that women served in many different positions and areas during the war, but I had never heard of the SPARs that served with the Coast Guard.

The subject was interesting, and I enjoyed learning more about this slice of history. The characters were likeable, although some of the situations they found themselves in seemed a little forced or contrived to me. Also, the thoughts of the main characters were sometimes a bit repetitive, but the story flowed well and was entertaining.

The cover of the book is lovely and helped set the tone of the story for me. With suspense, intrigue, history, romance, and a dash of inspiration, this is a wonderful addition to the series.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing. All opinions are my own.
BackCover Blurb:
Shirley Davenport is as much a patriot as her four brothers. She, too, wants to aid her country in the war efforts and joins a new branch of the Coast Guard for single women called SPARs. At the end of basic training, Captain Webber commissions her back home in Maine under the ruse of a dishonorable discharge to help uncover a plot against the First Lady. Shirley soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Why do the people she loves want to harm the First Lady?

Barbour Publishing, December 2021
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