Love and Resistance,
This review is from: Resistance: A Novel (Paperback)In the foreground of WWII, a young wife named Claire Daussois and her husband, Henri are members of an underground resistance movement in a small Belgian village. There is little romance between the two, indeed Claire takes extreme precautions to prevent conception, fearful of bringing a child into the unpredictable chaos of war. Commited as they are to the resistance, one feels the emptiness of their relationship, and in this environment falls Ted Brice, an American pilot, injured in a crash landing of his plane in their town of Delahaut.
Saved by a spunky ten year old Jean Benoit, he manages to find his way to the Daussois home. There he is placed in protective hiding and must face his future at the hand of strangers.
A tense story line unfolds as the town is caught up in the deception. Who can you trust? Citizen turns against citizen and everything is at stake. One must realize that this kind of activity happened. This is not just fiction, but based on realities of many villages across Europe and the horror of it all is almost unbearable.
There is love in the hole of hell itself. There is forgiveness and strength in moving on. This is a lovely novel of a time many of us have no knowledge of. Therefore, it is very important to contemplate these stories, for in so many other words, most of them did happen. There was just no one left to write the story.