About the Book
A Girl Scout Troop Joins the Battle of the Atlantic
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
Ginny Mathis was finished with nursing school and had no intention of staying rooted in the Outer Banks—then war broke out. With her father away, she feels duty-bound to stay and help her mother and younger sister. While working as a clerk for the Oregon Inlet ferry, naval officers ask Ginny and others to be watchful for German U-boats reportedly spotted in the area. So to help occupy her teenage sister, Ginny enlists the Girl Scout troop she leads to help watch for suspicious activity along the coast.
Timothy Elliott is no stranger to death. As a British reporter working with the M-6, he’s numb to the losses of war after two years of fighting the Germans. Maybe that’s why he volunteered for this mission—to connect with an ex-German naval officer who stole the Furor’s battle plan for the Atlantic war. When the boat giving him passage to New York is bombed near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Tim is thrown from the boat and wakes up in the care of a group of young girls.
Ginny follows her sneaky sister on a clandestine mission and discovers the shipwreck victim. Ginny knows she must take charge, but is this man the enemy, or does he hold secrets that could turn the tide of the Battle of the Atlantic in the allies’ favor?
In My Opinion
In On My Honor, Patty Smith Hall takes readers to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a girl scout troop, a mysterious stranger, and a woman determined to do her part during World War II.
I appreciated this peek into American history that I knew nothing about before reading this book. The book is well researched and the addition of the girl scouts (and the POV of Bella who is thirteen) add a something new to the popular WWII fiction books out there.
Ginny and Bella are sisters who have grown apart but still respect each other (even when they don’t tell each other so). There are plenty of questions around the Englishman who washed up on shore and perhaps Ginny’s opinion of (and the following romance with) him maybe happen too quickly.
This latest installment in the Heroines of WWII series from Barbour is an entertaining read that introduces some little-known (at least for me) history and is well worth the read.
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