Thursday, September 11, 2014

Could Your Worst Enemy Be Your Best Friend?

Could you trust someone who is supposed to be your enemy?  Would your mission be the same?  How does God’s plan figure into this story?  The author Gilbert Morris answers these questions and more in his novel Unlikely Allies.


Mallory is excited for the next part of her life to begin.  She has grown up as a missionary kid.  Her choice of career is to a missionary to the Lapps in Norway.  Mallory’s work seems to be going well, until World War II reaches Norway.  She is conflicted about whether she should participate in the resistance or not?  Miles away in Germany another SS officer is having second thoughts.  Derek Gruber wants nothing to do with this war but to persue literature and writing, and a chance to be with his first love Rachel.  Derek gets news that absolutely devastates him which leads him down a grim path.  What will happen for both Derek and Mallory as the war progresses?

My Thoughts: 

I am down to my last three House of Winslow novels.  I really liked Unlikely Allies.  I wondered how the author would end up bringing these two characters Mallory and Derek together.  Something that came up as I read this novel is who the real historical characters are. The author is known for putting in at least one.  So who are they in this novel?   The answer is the Lapps are the truly historic part of the novel.  I have no doubt that some of the SS military mentioned are as well.

I thought the plot is unconventional with bringing a Nazi changing side.  I thought it was interesting the way the Lapp people.  What I enjoy most in the historical novels is reading about the resistance and their role in fighting the Nazis like in this novel or the Japanese in others. This novel is very enjoyable! 


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