In Mortal Danger

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Valentine de Vaillant—known as Valli to her friends and a variety of code names to other members of the Resistance—lives with her grandmother in German-occupied France. She risks her life and safety on a frequent basis to carry out missions for the Resistance, whether transporting illicit goods or helping people escape the country. Even at home, she’s not entirely safe, as there is a German officer currently living under their roof. Maximilian von Stahlmann is a unique kind of soldier: he takes his oath of obedience to his country seriously, but does not follow orders blindly, and his men respect him deeply. Von Stahlmann suspects Valli is in the Resistance, but is not really sure he holds it against her. As the war drags on, the two are unable to deny their attraction to one another. When Valli’s best friend, Marguerite, is arrested, Valli will do anything to get her out, because no price is too high.

In Mortal Danger is the sequel to Lorraine Campbell’s book Resisting the Enemy, but it’s not necessary to have read the first book to understand and enjoy the second. With In Mortal Danger, Campbell presents a fascinating glimpse into France during the Occupation, touching on ideas like food rations and the black market and even giving readers a painfully descriptive look into French-run prison camps. Valli is fiery and independent, and readers will enjoy seeing her dive headfirst into Resistance missions, navigate the realities of life during the war, and fight her strong attraction to von Stahlmann. Von Stahlmann, meanwhile, is incredibly likeable despite being “the enemy.” His courage, integrity, and willingness to stand up for what’s right will make readers want Valli to just give in already and admit she’s in love! This book is fascinating and wonderfully well-written.

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Star Count 5/5
Format eBook
Page Count 273 pages
Publisher Palmer Higgs Pty Ltd
Publish Date 15-Apr-2015
ISBN 9780992549343 Buy this Book
Issue April 2015
Category Historical Fiction


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