Exceptional story of the courage during the German occupation near Normandy, France. The author depicts young Rosalie and her teen brother, Marcel, fighting the only way they knew how: helping the Resistance. The story is fraught with danger and is full of the real history of the region. Ms. Couch incorporates a great love story and shows a re-awakening of faith in the hero and heroine. Rosalie holds on to the scripture she gleans from a discarded Bible and remembers a selfless love of her father who died as a POW. “If we have no control over what will come, then leave it to the Only one who does.”
The author gives us a picture of a German soldier, Franz, whose heart is not with the oppressors and who can see the true motives behind the German occupation. “I remember you and your brother, and the feeling of doing the right thing. And then watching you, seeing your courage. You remind me of who I used to be. Who I want to be.”
The reason I like stories about WWII is because I always learn something. Books like these remind us that we should never forget what happened, hopefully in order to never relinquish our freedoms again. To stand together for what is good and right.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread.