Friday, June 1, 2012

Flame of Resistance

Flame of Resistance Tracy Groot Tyndale House May 2012 It's occupied France, the year of 1944 when Tom Jaeger, a downed American pilot finds himself being taken into the custody of French resistance conspirators. Upon recovering from his wounds, he finds he is to aid the resistance, known as the Flame, in a plan to retrieve details about the various guarded bridges. Posing as a German officer, he is sent to meet Brigitte Durand. Brigitte, also resistance, runs a Germans-only brothel. Certainly when Tom signed up for this war he could never have known his job would include spending time with a prostitute. But as their relationship heats up, so does the trail leading to Flame itself. With spies everywhere, suddenly they find their situation has been compromised. And the Millice, the French equivalent to the German Gestapo, will stop at nothing until they uncover all those involved. Racing to cover their tracks, they can only stand back helpless as those they love are being captured. Can they put a stop to what they have started before everyone has to pay a price? Suddenly a very unlikely group of friends, begins to grasp not only at saving their lives, but hopes also for the promise of love. I really liked this book! Always a fan of historical fiction, I especially enjoyed this one as I love anything old French. The author has a very easy reading style, that weaves an exciting story mingled with ever interesting war history. I loved all the characters and all the details she included. I will definitely be acquiring more of this author's books! I recieved this book from the publisher for review.


  1. Sounds like a book I would love to read. Thank you for the review. Have you read Guy de Maupassant? :) I am reading his work from a 1903 print that I found at Rhino in Nashville, TN. I just discovered Rhino Bookstore on Granny White Pike about a week ago. It's an amazing little store. What's really cool about it, is you can pick up a copy of any old book, and I feel it brings me closer to the author. Then I research the author before reading his/her book on the Internet; for a historical understanding, of who they are. Then I embark on the journey to read them for style and story. Life is good. :)

  2. Landlocked kahuna,
    I have some Maupassant, but have yet to read him. I do LOVE classic authors though. Some of my favs are Charlotte bronte, George Eliot, Tolstoy, Jerome k Jerome... Well this could take all night, classics and vintage are my favs, but I also like quite a few modern authors, especially if they take me to another country or time. Have you been to McKays used books? You can get really great books for super cheap there. Also lots of the libraries here hold sales. The Greenhills one will be doing another in November, the books are 1 and 2 bucks, and sat after 12 they are fill a bag for 3 bucks. I scored on tons of vintage at the one they held last month... Anyway. Thanks for checkin' out my blog:)