Daily Review: China Blue by Madalyn Morgan

As the war reaches its climax, Claire fears she will never again see the man she loves.

At the beginning of World War II, Claire Dudley joins the WAAF. She excels in languages and is recruited by the Special Operations Executive to work in German-occupied France with Captain Alain Mitchell, of the RCAF, and the French Resistance.

Against SOE rules Claire falls in love. The affair has to be kept secret. Even after her lover falls into the hands of the Gestapo, Claire cannot tell anyone they are more than comrades.

As the war reaches its climax, Claire fears she will never again see the man she loves.

Madalyn Morgan

Amazon Review

By Roses are Amber

China Blue is book three of the Dudley sisters WW2 family dramas. This book is about sister Claire Dudley and her experiences in the armed forces.

Claire Dudley is good at languages and quickly rises through the ranks to Special Ops where she gets dropped into France to send back information on the German forces. Part of her training means staying for two weeks with a French-speaking family in the UK and then several weeks training at secret locations.

Captain Alain Mitchell of the Canadian forces oversees Claire and pushed her hard. They are dropped into France together and against all training, they fall in love and have a relationship. Claire’s code name is China Blue. But when the pair returns to France for the second time Mitch is captured by the Germans. Claire is left to fulfill her role but there are complications. The local resistance takes her under their belt until she is once more taken back home.

Once again this book is packed with nostalgia from the era. This was quite a light easy wartime read with a romantic theme and a happy ending.

Amazon Review

By Lanky Lady

Continuing with the Dudley Sisters series, this outlines the story of Claire who, at the beginning of WWII is in the WAAF and has volunteered for special duties overseas.

The story follows her initial training, including a fateful meeting with Captain Alain Mitchell, a French Canadian officer, with whom she comes increasingly into conflict for one reason or another. Yet, once in France with the SOE, the pair must work closely together.

In doing so, they fall in love, something frowned on by the SOE authorities and which they must necessarily keep quiet about. The pair’s adventures in France make for a rousing story and kept me riveted page after page.

Ms. Morgan has vividly portrayed the enormous bravery shown, not only by the SOE, but by the French people. I absolutely loved this book.

 

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