What would you do if the Nazis took over your country? Rumi Orlstad lives in Bergen, Norway. She recently lost her fiancé in a storm. He was helping the Shetland Bus network ferry supplies into Norway as part of the resistance. She lives with her widowed father, Peder, who is also a part of the network. When two agents are dropped near their village during a snowstorm, Rumi helps to find them and lead them to safety. One of the agents, Jens, is the nephew of her neighbor, Marjit that grew up in England. As Jens and Rumi grow close, her childhood friend Anya is assaulted while on a date with a German soldier. She is placed in a home for unwed mothers. This home is Lebensborn, a secret Aryan maternity home where the master race of blonde haired, blue eyed people is produced and given up to proper German families for adoption. Will Rumi and Jens be able to save Anya?
The Resistance Girl was an engaging story. I learned a lot about Norway during World War II. I didn’t realize that there were Aryan maternity homes in Norway and I am greatly disturbed. I also loved learning more about the resistance movement. I enjoyed all of the characters as well. I really loved Rumi and Jens, but the side characters of Peder and Marjit were wonderful as well. The story had the right amount of suspense to keep it moving. So much went on in World War II that I feel like I am always learning more about it. I love learning the stories of the people who were involved in the day to day struggles.
Overall, The Resistance Girl is a gripping account of World War II in Norway.
Book Source: A Review Copy from Avon as part of the TLC Book Tour. Thank-you! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.