“Sometimes silence takes much courage.”
So many secrets that cannot be shared. Denmark under the German occupation in 1943 proved eventful for the Danish Resistance. Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt has several identities that would be dangerous to reveal. Dr. Else Jensen, a physicist at the Neils Bohr lab has secrets too. When Else and Henrik meet at a boardinghouse, all they want to do is keep their secrets and help Free Denmark movement and not let the other know.
The author plots the story perfectly with romance, friendships, villains and lets us feel the tension of danger that the characters experience. This was a glimpse into a different aspect of WWII, telling how unusually Denmark was treated by the Germans, although for some it was dangerous indeed.
I learned so much about spycraft of the Resistance and how hard it was for a female scientist to work in a lab where not all welcomed smart women. As usual, Ms. Sundin has done excellent research and adds interesting details.
Highly recommended for those who love historical fiction.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and an underlying faith thread
American physicist Dr. Else Jensen refuses to leave Copenhagen and abandon her research--her life's dream. While printing resistance newspapers, she hears stories of the movement's legendary Havmand--the merman--and wonders if the mysterious and silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse has something to hide.
When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence. Bestselling author of more than a dozen WWII novels, Sarah Sundin offers pens another story of ordinary people responding to extraordinary circumstances with faith, fortitude, and hope for a brighter future.