A Rose for the Resistance (by Angela K. Couch)

I have loved all of the books I’ve read in the Heroines of WWII series. This is the first one that was set outside of the United States. As is typical with WWII historical fiction, you find yourself emotionally invested in the story and the lives of the characters. The willingness of everyday people to risk their lives to oppose the atrocities inflicted upon too many innocent people by Hitler’s regime. From the very beginning you experience sadness and begin the journey with Rosalie, Franz, Marcel, and Robert. It is easy to see how Rosalie struggles with her brother’s (Marcel) involvement with the resistance. And you watch her grow as she realizes the part she must play to help end the war. She is a strong individual and her dedication is admirable. While you get a peek into some of the uglier aspects of the German occupation, this book gives you more of a glimpse into how people worked together to end the war and that there were some individuals who wore the Nazi uniform who realized the evil deeds needed to stop. They put their lives on the line working from within the Gestapo to make a difference.

Thank you to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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