Valor’s Vigil (Book 8 in the Virtues and Valor series)
By Hallee Bridgeman
Genre: Christian / historical fiction
LEOPOLD SCHäFER, the only child of Major Charlene Radden and former spy, Karl Schäfer has trained his enter life for this moment in time. An American spy undercover in a Nazi uniform operating under the codename VALOR, he receives a promotion to Oberleutnant and a new duty assignment in charge of the prisoners in Occupied France’s Valeurville prison.
In the wake of Marie Perrin, codename Temperance’s arrest, Leo must handle the situation with the utmost caution. On one hand, every instinct in his heroic mind screams to protect the beautiful wireless operator from the hands of the Nazis. On the other, he cannot risk compromising his cover.
It takes quick thinking and not a small amount of prayer to shield her from the harsh interrogation tactics of the Schutzstaffel trained interrogator. While he personally sees to her health and safety, he realizes that more than his cover is at risk as his feelings for the beautiful spy grow. As her situation grows more grave, he must focus on the bigger picture and the whole mission and make the hardest decision of his life. Can he protect her without blowing his own cover, or will he place his own life in danger to keep her safe?
Finally, I have been able to finish this series. With tight finances, I had to wait to purchase the last book.
Overall, I enjoyed the series, and Valor’s story was very intriguing as it brought all of the pieces together from the 7 previous books.
This book is filled with action and tension. It’s like a complete window into the other side of EVERYTHING that has been going on in the last 7 books. It answers all your questions, all your hmms and ooohs. I enjoyed it. I think that the romantic element is a bit much, a bit unrealistic, particularly at the ending of the story, but I really did enjoy reading about Valor. He’s a neat character, absolutely. In fact, there were other male undercover characters as well that I would love to have stories based around. Abel for one, and Mathew. They were all amazing undercover characters that interacted with the Virtues on a regular basis.
As I’ve mentioned before, novella endings are tricky, IMO. Sometimes they’re the most abrupt endings in the world which bugs me to no end. This book, being the end of the series, had an ending that worked beautifully, that answered your questions, closed all those lose ties. I highly recommend reading these in the set. The story is much more complete, much more fulfilling.
Please, check out the rest of my reviews on the Virtues and Valor series. I highly recommend it.