Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Louise's War

Sara Shaber's newest book, Louise's War, is a new mystery series I am excited to get into. Set during World War II, Louise is a young widow, living in a boarding house in Washington, D.C., working for the OSS office. When she realizes her old college roommate Rachel is stuck in France, unable to leave she is worried for her and tries to find a way to get Rachel and her family out of the country. There is more to this story since when Louise tries to bring up Rachel's husband's file (he happens to be someone that the Allies may want to use to help them in the war) to her boss, he dies later that same day.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. I'm not sure I understood all the ins and outs of the OSS office and what Louise's job entailed, but that didn't stop me from wanting to read this title. I enjoyed the suspense and also the World War II atmosphere. Shaber created a character that seems to fit perfectly into the 1940s and a Washington, D. C., that is also pitch perfect for that time.


Anna said...

This sounds like the perfect mystery series for me! I will definitely keep it in mind and will link to your review on War Through the Generations. Glad you were able to enjoy it without getting all the details of the OSS. I'm sure some of it would be over my head, too!

Kay said...

Oh, I'm so happy that this book worked well for you, Tina. I have it here and plan to read it soon. I also think I read that there will be a sequel or a second in a series or whatnot. I have always been fascinated with the OSS and that whole pre-CIA era. Well, really with spy stuff in general. I'm excited to read LOUISE'S WAR.