About the Book
One step ahead of the Nazi’s. . .leaves Nadia little room for hope.
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
After her father is murdered by Nazis and her mother flees to her native Germany, hope is something of which Nadia Roenne feels little—even if it is the meaning of her name. It isn’t until an American photographer sacrifices his escape from Poland to save a Jewish family, that she finds a purpose. David Reid is very familiar with failure, but when he is charged with getting Nadia safely out of Poland, he is determined to succeed—even if she works against him at every turn, putting other’s lives ahead of her own. While they race against the daily shower of bombs over Warsaw and the ever-nearing German army, Nadia grows used to risking her life. . .but dare she risk her heart?
In My Opinion
In Capturing Hope, Angela K. Couch gives readers an accounting of the German invasion of Poland during WWII through the eyes of socialite Nadia and American photographer David.
At first meeting, these two people want nothing to do with the other, but when David makes a promise to get Nadia out of Poland, they are forced together. Despite her affluence, Nadia’s heart shows as she refuses to leave children behind. As she gathers her group of people, she exasperates David, yet he can’t help but admire her kindness and compassion toward others.
While this wasn’t my favorite of the Heroines of WWII series, I appreciated the themes of redemption, healing, history, and family that Couch wove into this story. I was rooting for David and Nadia, but sometimes they drove me crazy with their poor decisions (which did show their humanity).
If you are on the hunt for a WWII romance that’s not too graphic and focus more on the characters than the war (of course, the war is its own character in a way), Capturing Hope is a good choice.
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