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The Invisible Woman tells the story of Virginia Hall, an American woman who opted out of society life in the US in exchange for adventure in Europe. Adventure and danger are what she found when Europe is thrust into chaos by Hitler and his regime. Her life dramatically changes when she is recruited to be a spy, working to arm the French Resistance. Her life as an operative would lead her to complete missions throughout the mountains of occupied France, deliver arms, train soldiers, and give direction to the French resistance. Virginia Hall was quite adept at going undercover, often as an elderly woman, hiding in plain sight. Virginia, the invisible woman, earned the Gestapo’s reputation as being “the most dangerous of the Allied spies.”
Throughout the story, Virginia demonstrates a balance of necessary stoicism and deep compassion for the people she works with and her belief in the greater cause. This historical fiction is based on real people and events, making Virginia Hall a real-life hero when women weren’t visible in war.
Erika Roebuck does a beautiful job of developing Virginia’s character. She strikes an ideal balance between action and suspense as she moves us through the story. There is just enough tension to make the book difficult to put down. I enjoyed this book!
The Invisible Woman will be released on February 9, 2021 and is available now to pre-order.