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.
My thoughts: I think is my favorite out of Liz Tolsma's stories! There is a lot going on, between Irene, Rand, Mercedes, and their families. I found the history of the Japanese pridon camps on Manila interesting, especially since I haven't read a whole lot (in comparison ) of how Workd War II affected the Pacific. I fell in love with the characters as they struggle with living in a camp for so long. I'm sure that it was hard to get past that experience and learn to forgive those who put you in that situation, but this story has a beautiful part about that process.
Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Lit fuse in exchange for my honest review.