Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tricia Goyer: A Secret Courage

By Kelly Bridgewater

American Emma Hanson came to England to study at Oxford, but joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at the height of World War II. She is stationed at beautiful and historic Danesfield House west of London as part of the highly secretive Photographic Reconnaissance Unit.

Englishman Will Fleming is a handsome young artist who has been commissioned by the British government to record the changing landscape in paintings. His path intersects with Emma's when his real mission—tracking Nazi spies—leads him to Danesfield House, the target of a sinister plot.

Emma and Will become friends, but neither can reveal the true nature of their assignment. Can their relationship grow amid such secrecy? And can Will save Danesfield House—and Emma and her coworkers—before it's too late?

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My Thoughts:

A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer is an unique and original take on another aspect of World War II. The research Goyer must have done to discover the background at the Danesfield House intrigued me, allowing me to admire this generation even more. Filled with charisma, charm, and clarity, Goyer graphed a story with brave characters who were willing to sacrifice everything, including love to help London survive another onslaught from the Germans. While the romance between Will and Emma paced the majority of the story, the espionage and mystery trickled in the background. Goyer created enough void spaces to wet my appetite for what Will's mission was without giving anything truly away. Goyer carried me through a story filled with mystery, but the ending was anti-climatic. I wanted more. In general, I took a journey through another area of history, proving once again what a great generation this was, but the romance took most of the focus of the story, leaving the mystery as an less than expected moment in time.

I received a complimentary copy of A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer from Harvest House Publishers, and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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