Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
RUTH AUBERTIN’s father, a highly decorated veteran of the Great War, moves his family from British Palestine to the wild of Great Britain after the Hebron masacre in 1929. He has always known the Germans would return to France, and trained his children from the time they could walk, turning them into finely tuned weapons with multiple skills ranging in weapons training to hand-to-hand combat.
When the Germans roll into France, Ruth and her brothers volunteer with the British Special Services and Ruth joins the Virtues team under the code name of GRACE. Never knowing the bond of sisterhood before, Ruth grows close to the six other women on the team and learns to rely on them and their varied skills as she goes undercover in Occupied France. Working directly for the notorious Praetorian, she and her team plan the largest prisoner escape in the war to date.
The arrest of TEMPERANCE raises the stakes. Now they have to move their time table up, increasing the overall risk of the mission. Can Ruth and her team pull off the mission, or will too many variables crash together at the wrong time?
I thoroughly enjoyed this fifth installment. The nature of Grace’s character lent the story to be more action oriented. Her backstory was much more intense, more tragic.
Throughout this story, watching her reactions to previous scenes from other installments, and her interactions with the characters altogether fascinated me. She’s so incredibly young, but tough as nails and much more mature than her older counterparts. I love how so many of the pieces are fitting together. So many questions being answered. I’d have to say, out of the five I’ve read so far, Homeland’s Hope and Grace’s Ground War have been my favorite for several reasons. Because of the characters’ diverse and fascinating backgrounds and upbringings. Their viewpoint and interactions seemed more interesting to me. There seemed to be more action involved in both story lines.
Also – crazy wow! I did NOT even suspect that the Valor in the title would turn out to be a character. (code named Valor of course) Ah! In fact, he’s been periodically showing up all along throughout the series and I never knew. AHH!
Overall, this series is intensifying with every installment.
Please, check out the rest of my reviews on the Virtues and Valor series.