by Candice Sue Patterson
Saving Mrs. Roosevelt is a WWII story that features intrigue, espionage, German infiltration in the U.S., and romance. In a good way, I learned a lot about the SPARs, the women’s coast guard service, that began during the war. One of the characters in the novel is named and based on the woman who trained the recruits.
The book’s protagonist lives in Maine and has been working on her father’s fishing boat. When she learns about the SPAR’s recruitment activities, Shirley wants to do something for her country. Her home base turns out to be strategic because it is close to the Canadian border and the Roosevelt home at Campobello. Unfortunately, Shirley’s assignment comes at some personal cost, at least for a time.
Readers know that everything will mostly work out even as they become involved in the story. As they read, readers will root for Shirley. They will also enjoy the depictions of the era’s clothing,homes and more.
Saving Mrs. Roosevelt is published by a Christian book publisher. There are general references to God and prayer in this title. Perhaps for this reason, the romance is mostly g rated. The novel in no way proselytizes
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.