Review: A PICTURE OF HOPE, / by Liz Tolsma

A Picture of Hope, / by Liz Tolsma (​​Heroines of WWII)
Barbour     ISBN     9781636090191
Adult     Rating:     4


Author Liz Tolsma’s newest historical fiction novel is set in France during World War II, featuring an American woman who risks her life for others.

In A Picture of Hope, photojournalist Nellie Wilkerson impulsively stows away on a ship bound for Nazi-controlled France where she observes war in a way she never imagined. She joins forces with Jean-Paul Breslau of the French underground to save some special-needs children from the Nazis. Can they get the children to safety before it is too late?

Tolsma pens a well-written, well-researched World War II story with strong characters and a narrative filled with historical details, a touch of romance, faith elements, and suspense, as Jean-Paul and Nellie try to avoid the Nazis (including Jean-Paul’s German father) in hot pursuit. Throughout the story, one finds the themes of hope in the midst of evil, trusting God in all circumstances, and valuing every life God creates.

Although part of a series on heroic women during World War II, each book is a standalone novel, and they can be read in any order.

Recommended for World War II romance, historical fiction, and suspense fans and adult collections in public libraries. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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