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A Secret Courage: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell


A Secret Courage – Another Win for Tricia Goyer!

I’ve come to see author Tricia Goyer as a whiz at storytelling, both in the Amish genre and WWII historical fiction. And while I can never turn down a good Amish novel, it was refreshing to read some historical fiction. Goyer’s latest historical fiction release, A Secret Courage, is an amazing page-turner full of intrigue, romance, and mystery.

Set in England, 1943, A Secret Courage follows American Emma Hanson. Emma works in an undercover division of the WAAF, inspecting photos of Germany’s military movements. She has a keen eye and excels at what she does – nothing get in her way…until a dashing man named Will Fleming enters the picture. Will has his secrets and a life Emma knows nothing about. There is also a mysterious German spy that befriends Emma’s girlfriend, Vera. In their business, NO ONE can be trusted, including your friends. So where can Emma turn?

I was given A Secret Courage in exchange for my honest review. It was an excellent read. Your pulse will quicken, and the pages will fly as you get deeper and deeper into Emma’s world. My only criticism was the ending, which seemed abrupt. After such an intricate build in the storylines, the ending left me wanting. Of course, that could have been because I had no desire to leave England or the other characters of the novel behind. All in all, another novel to add to your TBR pile and another win for Tricia Goyer.

Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

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