Before there was D-Day...
For over two years, she’s watched him.
Now he’s on her doorstep.
This is life in the Resistance.
In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she’s had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she’ll have to face new challenges in war and in love.
Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures were not at all what Victoire planned for her life. And she most certainly never planned to be betrayed. But war — and love — are unpredictable. Joined by her friend Rainier who is mistrusted by Leal, the mysterious Voleta, and Father Pierre, Victoire and Leal must struggle for survival, the grounds of France, and the material of their souls.
When Leal unearths a twenty-five-year-old secret, with Victoire at the center, her whole life is shaken. As the Allies approach, the past, present and future hang in the balance. Can anyone be trusted when the world spins upside down?
Megan Easley-Walsh is a bestselling author of historical fiction, a researcher, and a writing consultant and editor at Extra Ink Edits. She is an award-winning writer and has taught college writing in the UNESCO literature city of Dublin, Ireland. Her degrees are in history-focused International Relations. She is American and lives in Ireland with her Irish husband.
Having lived through the events of part one, Victoire faces an unhappy predicament. She's now not only in the middle of the war, but also has found herself in the unfamiliar territory of love, especially love complicated by not knowing who can be trusted in such a dangerous situation. After hiding her life from all for so long, as a leader in the French Resistance in WWII, she's allowed another to get close. But, was it all a terrible mistake? Will it mean more than a broken heart? Could it mean that Victoire will be caught by the authorities?
Flight Before Dawn
Love and war ought never to mix. That is the mistake I made.