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Contending valiantly against the Nazi threat in war-torn Europe, two sisters unite to thwart a sinister plan, in this third book in Elyse Larson's Women of Valor series.

Uncovering a diabolical Nazi plot, Marge Emerson is secretly reassigned to a medical post in France. There she meets a conscientious objector and finds his outspoken belief in God a challenge to her own fragile faith. When David shares his desire to return to Europe after the war and build an orphanage for Germany's homeless children, Marge is drawn to this selfless, compassionate man. Meanwhile, Marge's sister, a war correspondent, is recruited for intelligence work by an American Secret Service agency and quickly becomes involved in an intricate web of espionage.

When Marge and Em are unexpectedly reunited in France, they attempt a daring rescue. They must try to escape the sinister forces that are closing in on them.

©2002 Elyse Larson (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"An insightful and unforgettable story of the lives of heroic women who served in the front lines during WWII." ( Rendezvous)

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  • Nancy Stewart
  • 08-05-21

Good story, interesting characters, but...

The narrator had an English accent, which interfered a bit with the American main characters’ speech. Otherwise, the book was very well read. Great suspense and many vivid descriptions of battlefield hospitals and the courageous people serving there.

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  • Wuzzgal
  • 02-05-22

Enjoyed this book very much

Lots of surprises as the book moved along. I had a few times where I listened to a few extra chapters so I wouldn't miss anything!

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  • LawyerLady
  • 12-04-22

Two American sisters in France during WWII

This is the story of two sisters from Oklahoma sent to France during WWII. one sister is a nurse and the other a journalist. Read by a British author. Note, there is significant Christian religion in the book that some may find off putting.

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  • CaroleAnn
  • 10-03-22

Saving souls…

Most of the female voice impersonations were okay. The narrator voice was terrific. Whereas, male voices were quite tedious if not annoying, ie, Distracting & amateurish

If you can get past that, the story was a compelling account of wartime heartbreaks.

The sudden introduction of religion towards the end was awkward & depicted as an appendage rather than a genuine possibility of a new found faith.

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  • Mary
  • 08-03-22

Thoroughly Enjoyed

It was a great story full of meaning. The characters and development of the story came to life!

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  • Michael Flamm
  • 19-12-21

Good story but too much focus on religion

I enjoyed the WWII storyline but found the insertion of the religious aspect off-putting. I likely wouldn’t have purchased it if I’d realized this focus.