I was asked by Shepherd Book Discovery to propose a book theme with five recommended books.
The Books I Picked & Why
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II By Sonia Purnell
Why this book?
How is it that I never heard of Virginia Hall! Do heroines like her even exist anymore? That’s what kept going through my mind as I read this creative nonfiction novel about a courageous American spy who operated in France during the Nazi occupation. What a woman! With barely any training and almost no command of French, she succeeded in building a resistance network despite her debilitating physical disability – not to mention having to prove her worth to men unused to taking orders from a woman!
Read my full list for Books set in France that go beyond the Rom-Com.