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Love's Rescue

(Wartime Brides #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  26 reviews
A prostitute, a spy, and the liberation of Paris.

Sold by her parents to settle a debt, Rolande Bisset is forced into prostitution. Years later, shunned by her family and most of society, it’s the only way she knows how to subsist. When the Germans overrun Paris, she decides she’s had enough of evil men controlling her life and uses her wiles to obtain information for the A
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Published February 14th 2019 by Shortwave Press
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
This Historical Fiction Story, set during WWII is a modern retelling of the story of Rahab from the Old Testament. Rolande Bisset is a prostitute. She was set up in that life by men her father trusted and believed, more than he loved his daughter. Cast off by her family after being sold off Rolande finds herself living a life she never expected. Paris, France (her home) is living under the occupation of German Nazi soldiers, and she is doing what she can to help liberate her country. She enterta ...more
Maureen Timerman
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This is a story of survival, and you will be quickly reaching the end but this story rings so very true, I read it in one evening, and it is about a time that we need to never forget, and the theme of forgiveness resonates here.
Paris is about to fall as the story opens and we follow here until it is rescued, and see people up close that gave their all for freedom.
When you read the author’s notes at the end you can see how she came to this novella, and it really makes sense.

I received this book t
Marguerite Gray
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Linda Matchett’s novella, Love’s Rescue, touches at the heart of many issues arising during trying, abnormal times. “Rahab” meets the French Resistance at the end of WWII in Paris. Accusations abound around Rolande and her involvement with the Nazi stationed in occupied Paris. Her family is the first to shun her, to turn her away.

Yet, God has a plan. Doesn’t he always make himself known even in the bleakest corner of our lives. Matchett allows her characters to make life-changing decisions that
Joy Hunt
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
No little girl thinks "I want to be a prostitute when I grow up." We'd rather save the world. So how is it that between reading Love's Rescue and watching a high school production of Les Miserables in the last two weeks, I "met" so many French prostitutes? Both stories exposed the awful circumstances that bring women into that "profession." And once they are there, they're stuck. In survival mode. In those days, even if you got "out," no one would hire you legitimately, no one would marry you. I ...more
Christina Scotton
Love’s Rescue is the first book I’ve read by Linda Shenton Matchett. It’s the second in the Wartime Brides series but works completely fine as a standalone book. Love’s Rescue is set in German occupied Paris, France, near the end of World War II.

Ms. Shenton Matchett has written a great story that explores topics including survival, redemption, and trusting in God.

Rolande is our main character. She is a French woman forced into prostitution and eventually becomes a member of the French Resistan
Patti Pierce
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love reading historical fiction and I especially enjoy reading books set during the time of World War II and this book did not disappoint.  Let's face it, not all families are perfect and not all families are perfect all the time.  Cast off by her family after being sold off Rolande Bisset finds herself living a life she never expected to live.  Paris, France (her home) suffers under the occupation of German Nazi soldiers.  Determined to do whatever she can to help her country, Rolande enterta
Deana Dick
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This author is fast becoming one of my favorites. She has a keen eye for detail and her historical facts make the story realistic. I loved meeting Rolande and feeling her love for Christ. The book takes us to Paris in 1944. There is danger all around as Germany tries to take over France. My heart broke for Rolande as she is labeled a prostitute. No one knows that she is really gathering vital information that will help the Resistance. The author does a great job of developing her character and l ...more
Tabitha Bouldin
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I’m trying not to use the word cute. This novella is a retelling of the Bible’s Rahab, the prostitute who saved two of Joshua’s men. That’s why I don’t want to use the word cute. What this woman did, her willingness to put her life at risk for these men was the most unselfish thing. It deserves the proper word: clever. She was very clever.

Before I started Love’s Rescue, I went back and purchased Love’s Harvest which is a retelling of Ruth and Boaz and is book one in this series. Both books give
Ruth Hill
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

First of all, this is a short book, it's a Christian historical romance, and there is nothing offensive in this book. I can safely recommend this to all my readers without reservation. In fact, you will more than likely walk away from this book having learned something.

To be honest, my only complaint is that the book is too short to truly develop the characters
Becca-Rae Weidel
*4.5 stars
Love's Rescue is a retelling of Rahab that's sure to resonate with WWII historical fiction fans. I tend to prefer longer novels, but I admit thoroughly enjoyed this novella. The author managed to retell the story giving it a more modern setting yet maintaining the biblical view with a clear gospel message.

I've read other historical accounts that have shared about women forced into relations with German soldiers but still finding a way to use those moments to their advantage by gaining
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love how our author used the Biblical account of Rahab to inspire her to a historical fiction that really got us into WWII and the Nazi invasion. Both Rolande and Simon are endearing characters that have many challenges ahead, and the secondary characters were also very alive as well. The book was short in my opinion, but it had a well-rounded plot that taught you about history, the culture of the day, and really inspired you with themes of redemption and forgiveness. I found both our protagon ...more
Kendra Neal
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian Fiction readers
I LOVE Historical Fiction and I also really enjoy Biblical stories. The Author, Linda Shenton Matchett, does a WONDERFUL job at intertwing the genres in this book.

The Biblical account of Rahab is the base of this book. The Author turns that into a WWII and Nazi historical fiction story. The 2 main characters, Simon and Rolande face many challenges, but are strong throughout the book and overcome. Their faith in God is where they get their strength.

The things I really like about this book: The Hi
Connie Carpenter
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of this author and the books that she writes. I was very excited to see a new release by her. This is set during WWII times. It is also a historical retelling of Rahab from the Old Testament. One of the things that I love about this author is her ability to create characters that stand out. While this is book two in the Wartime Brides series, it can be read as a standalone. Well written characters, intriguing storyline, and a great reminder that no matter what we are going throug ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
" Love’s Rescue" is a modern retelling of the biblical book of Rahab. It is a fast read and I throughly enjoyed reading it. This story shows that sometimes what other sees and think is true is really just a false picture of what is really happening.

I love how the author has taken two different eras, WW11 and Biblical, of time and two different locations and woven therm together to bring this sweet and clean romance to us.

The thought that keeps running through my mind as I write this review is, I
Vicky Sluiter
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Author Linda Matchett always writes about historical experiences that few people are aware of. I never knew about the prostitutes that worked for the resistance during WWII. What an interesting story of survival. But even more than history, this novella is a great reminder of God’s love. That no matter how far we stray or how bad we believe our sin to be, He is full of mercy, forgives us, and welcomes us Home.

Because this book is a novella it moved quickly and I read it in one sitting, but I sti
Jennifer  J.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice WWII-era spin on the Old Testament story of Rahab, the prostitute who saved the Israelite spies and in turn was saved from destruction. Set in 1944 Paris just before the liberation by allied forces, Matchett has created a novella that gives her readers a glimpse into the extraordinary hardships and sacrifices made during wartime, whether ancient or modern. Always aligned with a strong Christian message, Love’s Rescue is highly readable and includes the added value of both the Reader’s Gui ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How far would you go in order to protect your loved ones? It's 1944 in Paris and the Germans are taking over everything. Rolande has fallen into a life of ill repute through no choice of her own. Trying to make the best of a horrible situation, she gleans information from the German officers and brings it to the resistance. Will the Americans come to help defeat the Germans and restore the city to the French people? Realizing that only God will help, she begins to pray and listen for His voice. ...more
Becca (Reflections From My Bookshelves)
Love's Rescue is based on the Bibical story of Rahab but set during World War Two. I enjoyed this book. I did have a bit of trouble following all the stories at first. I liked how it was a story of hope and courage. World war 2 was a tough and scary time for many many people. But people like Rolande, and Henri determined to fight the enemy had to be creative and strong. I thought each character was interesting and well written.
I think the reader can learn along with the characters good Godly tr
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a super quick read. I honestly wondered how the author could do this story justice in so few pages. But I have to say she did. In a matter of ninety-five pages I came to care for these characters and understand them.

I have always likes Rahab’s story and how God used her and the same is true for Rolande. I loved her redemption story. I don’t want to give too much away.

But if you enjoy Rahab’s story in the Bible and WWII stories I think you would enjoy this quick read.

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Dawn Ludwick
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great read blending history, the struggles of war and resolving what you have to do to survive and yet believe in God. It is a quick read as I finished it in just a few hours. In those few hours though, I was in Paris during World War II and felt the pains that those that lived it must have felt. But love of God prevails as it should. I did receive this book as a free copy without requirements of a review. I wanted to write the review as I think it is worth reading. I didn't know of th ...more
Janice Sisemore
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Love’s rescue

Set during WWW two in Paris, 1944. Rolande ( a very unique name, love it) is separated from her family. She is trying to help keep her family safe. Her brother and father both had rejected her.

This is book two of a series but is a stand alone. I did not read the first book. You don’t have to read the first one to enjoy this one.

The book involves forgiveness, between family and the Lord. It was a blessing to read.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I
Debra Brigden
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Retelling of Rahab

Linda Shenton Matchett masterfully writes a retelling of the Biblical Story of Rahab. Love’s Rescue is set in occupied France in 1944. Rolande is a prostitute and Simon is a First Lieutenant in the American Army. Through salvation and God’s mercy and grace Rolande and Simon find love in the midst of war. I loved Love’s Rescue and highly recommend it!
Marty Moore
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is about God's mercy and grace. In the most dire of circumstances, having faith in God's plan is so important. There is redemption for all whom sin, no matter what the sin. God will forgive and save. This story is based during WWII and is a great read!
Trudy Cordle
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first book of Linda's I'd read. It won't be the last!! Great book!!!
Paula Shreckhise
Love’s Rescue by Linda Henton Matchett is a novella that packs a punch.

This re-telling of the Rahab and the spies story told against a backdrop of occupied Paris during August 1944 is very realistic and captures the flavor of the time.

Rolande is accused of being a collaborator with the Nazis but she does what she has to out of desperation and is ostracized by her family and friends. She meets two American soldiers and hides them from the Germans. She elicits a promise to keep her family safe d
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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My thoughts on Love’s Rescue:
I love the WWII time period. It’s full of history and so much mystery. My husband actually reenacts the Canadian Parachute Battalion and I have accompanied him to a few events. Something like this is always fun and brings such a great love of history and new understanding as well.

The story of Rahab in the Bible has always been an interesting one to me because there are not many women heroes discussed. And here is not only a woman hero but one who was a prostitute! T
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Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. She is a volunteer archivist and docent at the Wright World War II Museum and serves as a trustee for her local public library. A freelance writer for over ten years, her work appears in numerous online and print publications.

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