Stage and screen legend VIRGINIA BENOIT performs for standing room only crowds in her adopted home of France. When the Nazis roll into Paris, she flees to Casablanca, taking the heart of an enemy Colonel with her. While in there, Virginia devises a plan to use her position, talent, and influence with the high ranking Axis officer to aid the Allied cause.
Virginia joins the Virtues team, assigned the code-name HOPE. Her keen mind trains in the craft of espionage. After staging a rift with the US, she returns to Paris, hiding undercover in plain sight, and spies on the enemy. All is well until the Third Reich imprisons the Virtues wireless operator, code named Temperance.
As the Virtues engineer a plan to rescue Temperance from the Gestapo’s clutches, Virginia takes to the stage to play her part in the daring mission. Will the murderous racism of the Nazi High Command prevent her from fulfilling her duties?
HOMELAND’S HOPE is part two of eight serialized novellas entitled the Virtues and Valor series.
Seven valorous women — different nationalities, ethnicities, and social backgrounds — come together as a team called the Virtues.
In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort of combat operatives. Four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code breaker, and a fearless pilot are each hand-picked, recruited, and trained to initiate a daring mission in Occupied France. As plans are laid to engineer the largest prison break of Allied POWs in history, the Nazis capture the Virtues’ radio operator. It will take the cohesive teamwork of the rest of the women to save her life before Berlin breaks her and brings the force of the Third Reich to bear.
Some find love, some find vengeance, and some discover the kind of strength that lives in the human heart when all they can do is rely on each other and their shared belief. Courage, faith, and valor intersect but, in the end, one pays the ultimate price.
Continuing the Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgeman. Eight serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroines facing the ultimate test of bravery.
Women named after Virtues all spying as a unit in Europe
I love this series inspired by real heroine/hero spies during WWII against the Nazi Regime.
Hope is the Virtues code-name for the brilliantly talented and renowned vocal star, Virginia Benoit, who works uncover with other women named after Virtues all spying as a unit in Europe. Hobnobbing with the upper echelon of the Nazi Party as a star who is highly underestimated in covert affairs, Hope is passing song sheets covered in code with invisible ink at church drop sites. Romance comes in abruptly when she mets another very attractive spy in her hotel room in the dead of night in Paris. I can't wait to see what comes of their budding relationship.
Because they are a team, Homeland's Hope includes picking up where Temperance's Trail left off and I will only say, you want to know what happens to both Temperance and Hope. Non-spoiler: bombs are involved. I am so looking forward to Charity's Code.
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