I only read about 20 pages of this book. It appeared to be well written, and fast-paced, and would probably hold a readers attention well. My concern was that the descriptions of how the Germans treated their prisoners was too graphic. I didn't like this. So, I quit reading.
Tall, blonde and beautiful Katrine lives the life of genteel Belgian society, one in which WWII hasn't darkened. The pregnant girlfriend of Henrick Schwartz, she loathes her current life. A year before she was Rebecca Lodz, a Jewess on her way to the camps. Her Aryan looks saved her from the concentration camps, but not the rest of her family. The guilt she feels how far she's gone to protect herself may, in the end, betray her. Mary Kelly and Lee O'Donnell are rival newspaper reporters brought up in opposite worlds. Lee is the daughter of privledge, with connections Mary can only dream of. But Lee finds high society life stifling and longs to make her reputation as a reporter, not a socialite. Mary was raised by her mother. She has, by sheer grit and determination, carved out her niche in the male dominated world of newspaper reporting. She must think of novel ways to get interviews with some of the most important people in the world, while Lee uses her societal connections--a trait Mary loathes in her Lee. Their rivalry intensifies when both women are chosen to report the war from the front lines.But both women are unprepared for war's realities. Confronted with dangers and horrors neither imagined, both are forced to re-align their personal and professional priorities, goals that may be short-lived when one of them goes MIA. Tricia Goyer contines her excellent historical fiction writing in her forth WWII novel. She has the ability to flesh out lesser known aspects of WWII and give bring to life the time period through use of historical details, all without overwhelming the reader. Arms of Deliverance is a book that's earned a home on my bookshelf.
Tricia Goyer continues her World War II series with a fascinating tale of two very different American female news reporters who find themselves on the frontlines of the war in Belgium and France.Mary has clawed her way through the journalistic ranks with nothing but grit and determination to aid her while wealthy socialite Lee has shocked her family by leaving her job with Vogue and taking up news reporting. It is through these women that we glimpse the harshness of war and the resilience of those fighting for freedom. There lives become entwined with a young pregnant Jew who has hidden her true identity and is living as an Aryan and in love with a Nazi officer in charge of racial purity. Both Mary and Lee find themselves in life threatening situations as they pursue the real stories of civilians and soldiers caught up in a war that forever changed the world.Tricia has penned an informative and interesting story of the war through the eyes of reporters, a secret Jew and the crew of a B-17 bomber. Their stories intersect well and although there is some predictability to the ending there is enough suspense to keep the reader enthralled. Lee was less developed as a character than Mary which was a bit disappointing but Tricia has otherwise written an accurate tale of the war and is well worth the read.
Arms of Deliverance is a delightful book. Set during World War Two, it focuses on two women newspaper reporters, Mary Kelley and Lee O'Donnelly, who both want to get sent to the European front as war correspondents. Theyre rivals who get paired together as roommates on the ship and in England. You really couldnt pick women from more different backgrounds. Mary grew up in a single parent home, while Lee grew up in privilege with endless benefits as a result of her last name. They are similar in their passion to tell the stories from the war. Then there's the plotline with Katrine, a Jewess who hides in plain sight in Belguim as the girlfriend of a German officer. When she becomes pregnant he sends her to Lebensborn. Another great focus of the book is the crew flying a B-17, Destinys Child. When Mary gets assigned to go with the Destinys Child crew on a bombing raid, the multiple plots begin to intersect and weave together into a beautiful plot. I won't tell you more, because I want you to uncover this great story on your own. Tricias meticulous research shows in the details she incorporates into the story. As a lover of World War Two history, I can enjoy Tricias books without worrying that shell get key details wrong. Instead, the stories arent disrupted by the history, but the history adds a richness and detail to the plots. The characters are far from cardboard cutouts. Instead they stand in relief to each other and make the book more realistic as the sparks fly. I thouroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!