Friday, February 16, 2018

Hearts of Resistance by Soraya M. Lane - Book Review

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing 
Date: January 10, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction


Rose, Hazel, and Sophia are three very different women who living in a man's world during WWI. They are about to take action and change the entire war.

Rose has recently lost her husband, Peter, to the war. She learns of his secret life just before his death.  Sophia is in love with a Jewish man. In order to keep him safe, she must risk her own life. Hazel is engaged to John. John has enlisted to fight the war with the Germans and she must wave goodbye to him again.

Each woman wants to help the war. Each have encountered their own version of heartbreak. They refuse to let this war batter them. Instead, each turns their tears into motivation. Now, how to get started. The resistance needs women like them. Women aren't expected to be spies. With the Germans on high alert, the women are only given a 50-50 chance of making it back home. 

It isn't long before their stories intertwine. They're cell smuggles weapons in and people out of France. Hazel is one of the best radio operators around. Sophia is nick named "The Fox" for being undetectable, and Rose is one awesome and dedicated spy. Each has been trained to say nothing to the enemy and all have the ability to end their life, if the need arises. 

Their country needs their help. They have to do whatever it takes to stop this senseless war. France will never be the same. They will be the women everyone whispers about. Three women willing to do whatever it takes, but will it be enough? Will all they've sacrificed be worth it?

My rating: 
5 Stars

My Thoughts:

What an amazing book!!

At first glance, I was drawn in by the beautiful cover art. It is absolutely stunning! 

I began reading and quickly fell in love with Rose, Hazel, and Sophia. Each character so different and beautifully developed. I love the empowering movement they each take. Each is heartbroken, but refuses to give the Germans the satisfaction of winning. They take the term "boss babe" to the next level!

As each woman risked her life for others, they also have their own emotions they are battling. The romance in the midst of the war is an emotion many still know today. I myself was in the military. We were a dual military couple, meaning we were both enlisted at the same time. I had to be a sailor and a single parent when my husband was on deployment. It is so hard to be the one at home, but it is even harder to be the one in battle. These women were dreaming of their loved ones, unsure of their fate, wishing it would all be over so they could go home. 

The novel had a great mix of romance, history and suspense. I loved it! I never felt there was a lull in the reading. I would have read the whole book in one sitting if I didn't have to adult every day. Adulting is hard, reading is better.

I did not even know that women like this truly existed. I have already begun research of my own on the topic. I am learning that there were so many secrets to the war.

I highly recommend this book! It won't let you down. 

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Happy weekend everyone!

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book for my honest review. The statements above are my own. 

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