Item description for Arms of Deliverance: A Story of Promise (The Liberator Series, Book 1) by Tricia Goyer...
Overview The fourth and final novel in this exhilarating series set during World War II follows the lives of two friends and reporters. Mary's coverage of a bombing raid over Germany leads to an adventurous escape attempt from across enemy lines. When Lee hears of Mary's plight, she bravely heads to war-torn Europe in an effort to help rescue her friend. Will there be enough time for diplomacy or will war get the best of everyone?
"Arms of Deliverance" is the fourth and final chapter in the thrilling World War II series. Mary and Lee have gone from best friends to competing WWII journalists, but a bombing raid gone wrong puts Mary's life at risk and sends Lee on a heroic rescue attempt through the fierce teeth of combat. Then, amidst an adventurous struggle for freedom, they uncover the story of the unspeakable Lebensborn atrocity. With equal doses of adrenaline and poignancy, Tricia Goyer's storytelling brings well-crafted characters to life in a graphically authentic World War II setting. She places readers not only behind enemy lines into the heat of battle, but also deep into the innermost sanctuary of the human heart.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.88" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series World War II
Series Number 4
ISBN 0802415563 ISBN13 9780802415561
Availability 0 units.
More About Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Arkansas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Arms of Deliverance: A Story of Promise (The Liberator Series, Book 1)?
Excellent historical fiction Mar 11, 2007
Tall, blonde and beautiful Katrine lives the life of genteel Belgian society, one in which WWII hasn't darkened. The pregnant girlfriend of Henrick Schwartz, she loathes her current life. A year before she was Rebecca Lodz, a Jewess on her way to the camps. Her Aryan looks saved her from the concentration camps, but not the rest of her family. The guilt she feels how far she's gone to protect herself may, in the end, betray her.
Mary Kelly and Lee O'Donnell are rival newspaper reporters brought up in opposite worlds. Lee is the daughter of privledge, with connections Mary can only dream of. But Lee finds high society life stifling and longs to make her reputation as a reporter, not a socialite. Mary was raised by her mother. She has, by sheer grit and determination, carved out her niche in the male dominated world of newspaper reporting. She must think of novel ways to get interviews with some of the most important people in the world, while Lee uses her societal connections--a trait Mary loathes in her Lee. Their rivalry intensifies when both women are chosen to report the war from the front lines.
But both women are unprepared for war's realities. Confronted with dangers and horrors neither imagined, both are forced to re-align their personal and professional priorities, goals that may be short-lived when one of them goes MIA.
Tricia Goyer contines her excellent historical fiction writing in her forth WWII novel. She has the ability to flesh out lesser known aspects of WWII and give bring to life the time period through use of historical details, all without overwhelming the reader. Arms of Deliverance is a book that's earned a home on my bookshelf.
A Quick-moving, Interesting Novel Feb 24, 2007
You might be like me--sort of off-put by the genre of "historical fiction." I don't know why I've always felt that way, because I love to learn something while I'm gripped by a fictional account, whether it's about a time period, a profession, or a place . In Arms of Deliverance, I learned about each of these things--reporting, specifically the early roles of women, World War II and Germany.
The characters were believable and well-developed. The story was clean without being unrealistic.
Rich Read Jan 17, 2007
Not only has Tricia Goyer crafted a fine novel with an intriguing series of story lines, she didn't bore me to tears with the technical scenes in the plane.
I can't imagine how many hours of research she invested to write this story. She writes from the point of view of a high ranking Nazi officer, two women reporters driven by different desires, and a young Jewish girl who is given her freedom because she passes for Aryan, yet finds herself in another sort of prison.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to know the characters as well I prefer to know them, but this is just a technical and personal issue. The plot makes up for any lingering sadness over incomplete bonding with the characters.
The later chapters are very plot driven, and I wanted Tricia to slow down, but again, I tend to dig in to meaty characters.
I was pleased with the final chapter in the book. Deep and rich, it sewed all the loose ends in place leaving me hopeful and satisfied.
I'll be reading more of Tricia's books.
A Good Read Jan 16, 2007
Tricia Goyer continues her World War II series with a fascinating tale of two very different American female news reporters who find themselves on the frontlines of the war in Belgium and France.
Mary has clawed her way through the journalistic ranks with nothing but grit and determination to aid her while wealthy socialite Lee has shocked her family by leaving her job with Vogue and taking up news reporting. It is through these women that we glimpse the harshness of war and the resilience of those fighting for freedom. There lives become entwined with a young pregnant Jew who has hidden her true identity and is living as an Aryan and in love with a Nazi officer in charge of racial purity. Both Mary and Lee find themselves in life threatening situations as they pursue the real stories of civilians and soldiers caught up in a war that forever changed the world.
Tricia has penned an informative and interesting story of the war through the eyes of reporters, a secret Jew and the crew of a B-17 bomber. Their stories intersect well and although there is some predictability to the ending there is enough suspense to keep the reader enthralled. Lee was less developed as a character than Mary which was a bit disappointing but Tricia has otherwise written an accurate tale of the war and is well worth the read.
Arms of Deliverance Jan 4, 2007
Arms of Deliverance is a delightful book. Set during World War Two, it focuses on two women newspaper reporters, Mary Kelley and Lee O'Donnelly, who both want to get sent to the European front as war correspondents. They're rivals who get paired together as roommates on the ship and in England. You really couldn't pick women from more different backgrounds. Mary grew up in a single parent home, while Lee grew up in privilege with endless benefits as a result of her last name. They are similar in their passion to tell the stories from the war.
Then there's the plotline with Katrine, a Jewess who hides in plain sight in Belguim as the girlfriend of a German officer. When she becomes pregnant he sends her to Lebensborn. Another great focus of the book is the crew flying a B-17, Destiny's Child.
When Mary gets assigned to go with the Destiny's Child crew on a bombing raid, the multiple plots begin to intersect and weave together into a beautiful plot. I won't tell you more, because I want you to uncover this great story on your own.
Tricia's meticulous research shows in the details she incorporates into the story. As a lover of World War Two history, I can enjoy Tricia's books without worrying that she'll get key details wrong. Instead, the stories aren't disrupted by the history, but the history adds a richness and detail to the plots.
The characters are far from cardboard cutouts. Instead they stand in relief to each other and make the book more realistic as the sparks fly.
I thouroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!