WOW! Soraya M. Lane, the author of “The Last Correspondent” has written a riveting, compelling, captivating, intriguing and intense novel. The genres for this book are Historical Fiction, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set around World War Two. The story is set in Europe, and mostly France. The author describes her dramatic and colorful characters as complex, complicated, determined, courageous, and brave. I love the way the author vividly describes the characters, events, and action in the novel. Soraya M. Lane discusses the horrors and tragedy of war, and the correspondents who risk their lives to report the news, while interacting with the soldiers who are fighting.
During this time, women didn’t get the same equal rights as men in defending our country at war, or reporting the news about it. Women were kept from much of the action and activity and some had to be quite resourceful in getting what they wanted, despite the danger. Men in authority believed that women weren’t up to the task. Luckily some men did see that women were capable of handling their tasks just as well.
Three women characters in this story risked their live to reveal the truth to the public. Ella Franks was a determined journalist. Danni Bradford was lucky to have a male partner Andy. Andy’s model sister Chloe also finds herself in the turbulent war. Although at times the women viewed each other as competitors, they also realized that they were part of a sisterhood, and could work together.
I highly recommend this memorable and thought-provoking story for other readers.