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Tyndale Book Review: Flame of Resistance

Posted Jun 20 2012 12:00am

"Years of Nazi occupation have stolen much from Brigitte Durand.

Family. Freedom. Hope for a future, especially for a woman with a past like hers.

But that changes the day American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over occupied France. Picked up by the Resistance, Tom becomes the linchpin in their plan to infiltrate a Germans-only brothel and get critical intel out through Brigitte, a prostitute rumored to be sympathetic to the Allied cause.

D-day looms and everyone knows that invasion is imminent. But so is treachery, and the life of one American pilot unexpectedly jeopardizes everything. He becomes more important than the mission to a man who cannot bear to lose another agent and to a woman who is more than just a prostitute, who finally realizes that her actions could change the course of history."

 is well written, but somewhat complicated book to read. The book is set during the Nazi occupation in the second World War. It took me a while to understand all of the different parts because there are so many different characters to follow. But once I got it, I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed how the relationship between the American and the French prostitude it seems to closely relate to the Bible story of Rahab.

After reading the book, it was disturbingly clear that the life the French people led during the German occupation was horrible.  Starvation, deprivation of basic needs, and the relentless knowledge that their lives had little value to the Germans helped me to understand the people's actions and decisions, even if I do not agree with them. 

Shows how war can change the way people do things just to simply survive.

Note: I know this is not a cookbook or really anything to do with my blog, but I received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers to review. I was allowed to share my opinion for or against this book.

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