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By Maggie May on 01-20-18
The audio version of a page-turner!
Louise, a North Carolina widow with blue collar origins, works for a government agency in a time when nobody can really talk much about his or her job. It was also a time when women could be invisible enough to suss out important information and make things happen - if they can live with the danger, the possible consequences if discovered, and no credit whatsoever.
When Louise tries to get her dearest friend out of Nazi occupied France, she uncovers far more than she could have imagined.
The character list is widely varied and multi-racial and cultural. Though there is a lot of sexism and separatism that was usual for the 1940s in the US, we also see a burgeoning feminism and racial tolerance that I found very heartening. Ms. Hoops did a fine job with all her characters. Every voice was distinctive.
I had a hard time putting it down (or turning it off).
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By Kindle Customer on 05-25-18
A very interesting story line and very true for many Americans in the world war 2 time period. Kept me interested. The heroine was a smart and very crafty woman who allowed men as usual to take the credit for what she did. Would highly recommend
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