The story centers around Virginia, code name Diane, as she returns to France after suffering a devastating loss on her last mission there. When beginning the mission, her superiors tell her it's likely she will only last six weeks in the war-torn country during this time. Virginia is an unlikely candidate to lead Resistance troops and carry out this mission, posing as an elderly infirm lady. However, her actions are nothing short of miraculous. I found the novel to be very enlightening and was inspired not only by Virginia, but also all the many other characters in the novel, representing the real life sacrifices so many made to fight this war any way they knew how.
The novel was very well researched and I always appreciate when historical fiction novels provide you with the information on what has been fictionalized and what is historically accurate information. After reading the novel, it definitely motivates me to delve further into Ms. Hall and her real-life story. The author does a tremendous job of engaging the reader and providing a window into this interesting hero.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.