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Review and Giveaway for Love’s Rescue

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About the Book

Book: Love’s Rescue

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historic Romance

Release Date: February 14, 2019

A prostitute, a spy, and the liberation of Paris.

Sold by her parents to settle a debt, Rolande Bisset is forced into prostitution. Years later, shunned by her family and most of society, it’s the only way she knows how to subsist. When the Germans overrun Paris, she decides she’s had enough of evil men controlling her life and uses her wiles to obtain information for the Allied forces. Branded a collaborator, her life hangs in the balance. Then an American spy stumbles onto her doorstep. Is redemption within her grasp?

Simon Harlow is one of an elite corps of American soldiers. Regularly chosen for dangerous covert missions, he is tasked with infiltrating Paris to ascertain the Axis’s defenses. Nearly caught by German forces moments after arriving, he owes his life to the beautiful prostitute who claims she’s been waiting for the Allies to arrive. Her lifestyle goes against everything he believes in, but will she steal his heart during his quest to liberate her city?

Inspired by the biblical story of Rahab, Love’s Rescue is a tale of faith and hope during one of history’s darkest periods.
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MY THOUGHTS (1)
I love reading historical fiction and I especially enjoy reading books set during the time of World War II and this book did not disappoint.  Let’s face it, not all families are perfect and not all families are perfect all the time.  Cast off by her family after being sold off Rolande Bisset finds herself living a life she never expected to live.  Paris, France (her home) suffers under the occupation of German Nazi soldiers.  Determined to do whatever she can to help her country, Rolande entertains German soldiers in the hopes of obtaining information useful to the Resistance.  Unable to believe God could possibly love her with what she has done in her past and what has been done to her in the past, she desperately wants to reconcile with her family.
Simon Harlow, a member of an elite group of American soldiers is sent with his best friend to Paris to obtain information and complete surveillance.  Forced to wear the uniforms of German Nazis, they attempt to remain undetected.  However, Rolande meets them at a local Bistro and immediately identifies them as spies.  Surprised when she hears the voice of God telling her to provide protection by inviting them to her home, she does exactly that.
In shades of the Biblical account of Rahab from the Bible, Rolande invites them to her home and has to hide them on her roof from the Germans.  Then in shades of Moses being commanded by God to mark the doors of the Israelites’ homes so the shadow of death would pass over them, she is told by Simon to mark her home and have all of her family inside with her in order for Simone to guarantee their safety.
When Rolande is able to reconcile with her father and forgive him, it made me happy.  Rolande and Simone determining they loved each other made the perfect ending to the story.
So if you like historical fiction that is Christian based, check out this book for yourself.

About the Author

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Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, speaker, and history geek. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry (of Star Spangled Banner fame) and has lived in historic places all her life. Linda is a member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters in Crime. She is a volunteer docent and archivist at the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public library.

 

More from Linda

Dear Reader:

Love’s Rescue is a modern retelling of the biblical book of Rahab. I set the story in Paris during the last weeks of the German occupation of France during WWII. While researching the book, I read numerous memoirs and interviews of folks who lived through the occupation. Two aspects discussed time and time again were rationing and the difficulty in getting food. People with any amount of land at all planted produce to supplement the meager supply in the shops. If they were fortunate and an egg was available, it would be fried to a runny consistency and poured over the top of the dish.

[Insert Meme Here]

Here is a simple recipe for Ratatouille:

Ingredients

1 whole white onion

1 large eggplant

1 large zucchini

1 bell pepper

2 medium tomatoes

2 large cloves garlic

2 sprigs thyme

2 T Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

 

Instructions

  • Peel garlic cloves. Smash with the end of a knife, then cut into a small dice.
  • Cut onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes into a medium dice.
  • Chop the eggplant and zucchini into 1” cubes.
  • In a large saucepan or pot, warm olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Warm over low heat. Add the onion to the pot and cook until tender – about five minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Add remaining vegetables to the pot.
  • Add a generous pinch of salt and a light pinch of pepper.
  • Add the thyme.
  • Cover the saucepan or pot with a lid and cook over medium-low heat for approximately 40 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender and there is little liquid in the pot.
  • Serve on your favorite platter.

 

Bon Appétit!

 

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away a grand prize of a French/WWII themed gift basket that includes a WWII Word Find book by Linda Shenton Matchett, Love’s Rescue – Wartime Brides Book 2 by Linda Shenton Matchett, French-milled soap lavender scent, a Fleur-de-lis ribbon bookmark, a set of three note pads with French motif, and a set of cocktail napkins with French motif!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click here to enter the giveaway!

 

Author:

I am a wife and homeschooling mother of 4. I am a Christian who firmly believes that Jesus Christ died for my sins. We are a military family who just relocated from Pennsylvania to Texas. I enjoy Bible journaling, reading, crocheting, scrapbooking and quilting. I am beginning to attempt art journaling.

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