A big thanks to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson for an e-book copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is the first book I have read by this author but it will definitely not be the last. Oh how I loved this book! I was hooked almost from the very beginning. But it really started to get good about halfway through. The story just got better and better the more that I read. Highly recommended for those who love historical fiction especially novels set during World War II.This book takes place in the Philippines during the war and gives a different view of the war. I loved it!
Book description (from Amazon):
Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.
Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends.But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.
When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.