Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Book Review - A PURPOSE TRUE by Gail Kittleson
Stories of danger, courage, and romance just snag me every time. Gail Kittleson's World War II book is one such story. Well, actually sorta two stories interwoven.
American Kate Isaacs loses not only her fighter pilot husband but also their unborn child, leaving her devastated and wondering what the purpose of her life could possibly be. Her mother and father both died years before, the aunt who raised her is also gone. Without home or family She volunteers to become a radio operator in France, in a way hoping to see more of her parent's homeland. She parachutes behind enemy lines before Normandy stays mere steps ahead of German troops, staying in no one location more than three or four days, transmitting vital information and listening for more.
Domingo Ibarra would like nothing more than to have settled in his parents' valley with his fiancee, but instead, she is killed by the Germans as she tries to hide and defend children. He becomes a freedom fighter, blowing up bridges and trains and ammunition depots. And guiding and hiding parachuters. He brings Kate into his mother's home. And he finds that, even when someone else has taken over his guide duties with her, she remains on his mind.
And the other story? Years later Kate (now called Katherine) lies in a coma in a hospital, injured in a fall in her church. People around her wonder if she will survive. Especially the guy responsible for her fall.
Maybe you can help them find each other again. A Purpose True is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I received a copy of this book free from the author, but this review has my own opinions expressed.