Sunday, May 8, 2016
No Neutral Ground, review and giveaway!
After his father divorces his mother because of her Jewish ancestry, Rafe and the rest of his family flee Germany. Years later, he returns to Europe… as a B-17 navigator. On the ocean voyage, he meets Jennie, an artist journeying to Sweden.
Flying missions against his former homeland arouses emotions that surprise Rafe. Despite being rejected by his homeland, he is troubled by the destruction of Germany and his heart still cries for his father’s love.
Sweden may be neutral, but it’s full of intrigue. Jennie assists the OSS at the American legation in Sweden. She thought she’d be doing passive, behind-the-scenes work. Instead, she’s pushed into an active role to gain intelligence and frustrate the Germans.
How can Rafe and Jennie succeed in their dangerous roles when they are so conflicted?
My thoughts: I find books about WWII to be interesting, as it was such a tragic time in history that was full of unimaginable evil and yet, people rose up and fought for what they believed was right and good, even when it seemed like all hope was lost.
I love that this novel showcases the part that Sweden played in the war, as well as the part of the pilots and use of planes in the war effort. Terri does a wonderful job of bringing history to life, and I appreciate the depth her story has not only in the historical details, but also in the characters. I look forward to reading more of her stories! And, I encourage you to enter her giveaway.;)
I received this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review.