A good historical fiction.
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
A WWII novel of courage and conviction, based on the true experience of the men who fought fires as conscientious objectors and the women who fought prejudice to serve in the Women’s Army Corps.
Since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Gordon Hooper and his buddy Jack Armitage have stuck to their values as conscientious objectors. Much to their families’ and country’s chagrin, they volunteer as smokejumpers rather than enlisting, parachuting into and extinguishing raging wildfires in Oregon. But the number of winter blazes they’re called to seems suspiciously high, and when an accident leaves Jack badly injured, Gordon realizes the facts don’t add up.
A member of the Women’s Army Corps, Dorie Armitage has long been ashamed of her brother’s pacifism, but she’s shocked by news of his accident. Determined to find out why he was harmed, she arrives at the national forest under the guise of conducting an army report . . . and finds herself forced to work with Gordon. He believes it’s wrong to lie; she’s willing to do whatever it takes for justice to be done. As they search for clues, Gordon and Dorie must wrestle with their convictions about war and peace and decide what to do with the troubling secrets they discover.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
I have always been a fan of WWII stories hence, picking up The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green was a no-brainer for me. I am pleased to say I liked it.
The Lines Between Us is a fast-paced, intriguing story that kept me at the edge of my seat, especially, in the second half. The story uses a lot of letters to move forward the plot which I liked. Further, the book features three-dimensional characters. I liked Jack, Dorie, as well as Gordon – all of them flawed, relatable individuals trying to live with the consequences of their actions.
I found The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green to be a good historical fiction.
Genre: Historical Fiction || Pages: 400 || Published on August 31st 2021 by Bethany House Publishers
Many thanks to Kelly @ Love Books Tour for organizing this blog tour. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.
Amy Lynn Green is a publicist by day and a novelist on nights and weekends. History has always been one of her passions, and she loves speaking with book clubs, writing groups, and libraries all around the country. Her debut novel, Things We Didn’t Say, received a starred review from both Booklist and Library Journal and was recommended in publications like Christianity Today. Amy and her husband make their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.amygreenbooks.com to learn more.