The Secret Stealers
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. It was not one chosen by my book club or referred to me but one I read a synopsis of and thought it would be pretty intriguing.
The story is about a young female American who recently lost her military husband in an accident while he was in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombings. The issue is that she and her husband had recently admitted not having feelings for each other as a married couple should so Anna is plagued with guilt about that and his death.
Trying to get herself focused on something that really matters to her and has meaning, she is approached by a close family friend of her family, who just happens to be a high ranking commander in the military. She has an opportunity to become an American spy in Nazi-occupied France, where she has history with friends and someone she loves, so she jumps at the chance. Needless to say she encounters danger, love, hard times, among many other challenges.
The character of Anna is a great one as she is a dedicated worker, daughter, friend and compatriot to her country. She is absolutely determined to do everything she can to help her comrades and her country and it is interesting to read what she and the female spies have to go through and what risks they are willing to take to play a significant part in the war campaign. While this novel itself is fiction, the author did indicate that some of the characters in the novel are based on real people.
It was a very interesting blend of suspense, romance and war time scares and heroics.
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