I don’t usually read WWII era novels, even romances. However, I picked up “Hearts in Hiding” by Patty Smith Hall and joined in the lives of Beau Daniels and Edie Michaels almost immediately. How could you not when the first scene has Edie pointing a fire poker at Beau’s chest? Why would she do that? Ahhh, you’ll have to pick up the novel to find that out. 🙂
I found Ms. Hall’s writing real. She dealt with the issue of racial dissension with honesty and a forth-rightness that was refreshing. The story pulled me in and kept me coming back for more.
If you like romance, whether you enjoy WWII or not, “Hearts in Hiding” is a good inspirational romance to pick up.
Here’s the blurb:
Engineer Edie Michaels loves her life—she has a good job, close friends, even a chance at romance with former soldier Beau Daniels. But she could lose everything if her secret comes out…that she’s the German daughter of a devoted Nazi.
And when her father sends spies to force her loyalty, everything Edie values is at risk.
Time in a Nazi POW camp changed army medic Beau Daniels. When he discovers a letter of Edie’s written in German, he can’t help his suspicions. Is she truly the woman he’s started to love? Or has she been the enemy all along? With Nazis on Edie’s trail, the pair must fight for truth, for survival—and for love.