Whisper on the Wind
She risked everything to rescue him. But what if he doesn't want to be saved?
Belgium, 1916 - The German Imperial Army may have conquered Belgium on its march through Europe, but the small country refuses to be defeated. An underground newspaper surfaces to keep patriotism alive and bring hope and real news of the war to the occupied country. It may be a whisper amongst the shouts of the German army, but it's a thorn in their side nonetheless—and Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print...even risk his life.
Isa Lassone is a Belgium socialite whose family fled Europe at the first rumblings of war. Now, two years later, she sneaks back across enemy lines, determined to rescue Edward—the man she has loved from afar since she was a child.
But will he ever see her as more than the wealthy, silly girl his mother once cared for as a daughter?
When Edward refuses to leave, so does Isa, and soon she is drawn into his dangerous double life. As the Germans close in on the paper, Edward realizes he's put more at risk than he'd planned...especially the beautiful, smart, yet obstinate young woman who has inconveniently managed to work her way into his life—and into his heart.
I hope it'll remind readers of the power of words, including the press, and how important our faith is in our lives.
Why the author wrote this book:
I've always loved the early years of the 20th century, and as I read about the era, particularly the First World War, I kept seeing references to a "brave little paper" called La Libre Belgique. When I found out it was printed secretly by Belgians who refused to submit to German censorship, I knew it would make a great backdrop for a romance - and it did!