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Love's Rescue

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  7 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
ebook, 120 pages
Published February 14th 2019 by Shortwave Press
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Maureen Timerman
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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
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
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
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!
Marlene  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!
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
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Linda Shenton Matchett was born in Baltimore, MD a stone's throw from Fort McHenry, and she has lived in historical places most of her life from Edison, NH (named for the inventor of the light bulb) to Washington, DC. She currently lives in central NH where she is dining services/catering manager for a boarding high school. When she is not writing, she volunteers as a docent at the Wright World Wa ...more
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