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Hearts of Resistance Kindle Edition
At the height of World War II, three women must come together to fight for freedom, for the men they love—and for each other.
When Hazel is given the chance to parachute into Nazi-occupied France, she seizes the opportunity to do more for the British war effort than file paperwork. Alongside her childhood friend, French-born Rose, she quickly rises up the ranks of the freedom fighters. For Rose, the Resistance is a link to her late husband, and a way to move forward without him. What starts out as helping downed airmen becomes a bigger cause when they meet Sophia, a German escapee and fierce critic of Hitler who is wanted by the Gestapo. Together the three women form a bond that will last a lifetime.
But amid the turmoil and tragedy of warfare, all three risk losing everything—and everyone—they hold dear. Will their united front be strong enough to see them through?
About the Author
Soraya M. Lane graduated with a law degree before realising that law wasn’t the career for her and that her future was in writing. She is the author of historical and contemporary women’s fiction, and her historical novel Voyage of the Heart was an Amazon bestseller.
Soraya lives on a small farm in her native New Zealand with her husband, their two young sons and a collection of four-legged friends. When she’s not writing, she loves to be outside playing make-believe with her children or snuggled up inside reading.
For more information about Soraya and her books, visit www.sorayalane.com or www.facebook.com/SorayaLaneAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @Soraya_Lane.
- ASIN : B071FMQ6NN
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (10 Jan. 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2479 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1477805109
- Best Sellers Rank: 20,492 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Her descriptive prose is little short of perfection, and she is very well educated and probably has a jolly good proof reader too, because there was none of the irritating poor grammar and typos that make me mark a book down.
I'm afraid my minimal dislike is probably personal and revolves around Lane's style of storytelling - jumping from one character to the next which I find disruptive to the flow of the story. It makes it easier to put down and sometimes I want to jump whole chapters when she leaves me high and dry in the middle of a good bit.
But I was also distressed by the lack of scenic description. I live in Brittany, not terribly far from Brest, but got no sense of the setting of the story in the countryside. And while our local history is steeped in stories of the Resistance and Maquis and the terrible lengths the Nazis went to in punishing the villages they suspected of supporting them, there was rarely a large building which wasn't taken over by them and it is hard to imagine that any part of the Resistance movement could be successfully run from a chateau. Indeed, our own local chateaux, and the convent school I now live in part of, were taken over by the Nazis and one of them was bombed by the allies towards the end of the war and is still under restoration.
At times the book was quite exciting when the girls were on missions in France, but the time spent on their training was minimal. This was my whole problem with the story, sometimes excellent and sometimes tedious. They all ended up in a whole chateau which the Germans took ages to locate? Husbands and boyfriends were boring, as was the huge Epilogue as, of course, they all lived happily ever after!
I am sure the author could have given us more action and depth of the main Resistance characters! Sorry if the book was supposed to be romantic.