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A pacifist by heart, Blanche Longhurst aids Britain by delivering Spitfires from “Point A to Point B” during the war. However, one fateful trip to “Point B” and to see her fiancé, she finds herself behind enemy lines in France. In order to survive she must become embroiled in espionage. A beautiful woman, she finds herself in the middle of the French Resistance aiding stranded and wounded airmen to heal and return home to England as well as having to learning secrets from the Luftwaffe.
The French Resistance Cell led by Madame Cazalet and Dadan, beautiful Blanche (now a French nurse named Lucette) manages to attract the attention of several top-ranking members of the Luftwaffe.
Blanche is not the only one struggling with her life, Otto is as well: “Lowering his voice he said, ‘Victory means the extermination of all who don’t fit the plan – Jews, gypsies, homosexuals. Sometimes I wish I were back in Oxford.”
Among her complications are her missing and presumed dead fiancé; Eric, a wounded soldier; and Otto a high ranking pilot of the Luftwaffe. Blanche wants to confirm her fiancé is alive and steal the documentation for the German plane – Butcher Bird. All goes smoothly until she has to make a decision between her wants and desires and England. Her decisions leave Blanche destined to relive this night’s activities in her nightmares and every single day she breathes. Eleven years later Blanche is on another fateful journey to conquer her fears and put some of her demons to rest.
This was not a slow moving book but rather one that is action-packed with espionage and romance. This is an excellent example of historic fiction. With each twist, Stevenson surprises and successfully ties up each piece of the story at the end. His character development is such that the reader will begin to find themselves lost in the story, feeling the pain and gaiety of each. One might even find themselves rooting for the German pilot and his friends. Stevenson knows how to play on reader’s heart strings and makes one evaluate how war affects everyone.
WordsAPlenty gives this book a 5 star review. We expect more exciting reads from Mr. Stevenson.
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