Homeland's Hope (Virtues and Valor Series #2)

Homeland's Hope (Virtues and Valor Series #2)

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BN ID: 2940150470842
Publisher: Olivia Kimbrell Press
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Series: Virtues and Valor , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 757,103
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy.

An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenaged daughter, and two elementary aged sons delivers.

A prolific writer, when she's not penning novels, you will find her in the kitchen, which she considers the 'heart of the home'. Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food "Parody" cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture.

Hallee is a member of the Published Author Network (PAN) of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) where she serves as a long time board member in the Faith, Hope, & Love chapter. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW) as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC).

Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. You can reach Hallee at

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Homeland's Hope (Virtues and Valor Series, #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
beemama More than 1 year ago
Homeland’s Hope Hallee Bridgeman Series: Virtues and Valor Bk 2 Publ: Olivia Kimbrell Press c,2014 Smashwords Edition In Homeland’s Hope Hallee Bridgeman offers a realistic look at a special group of women in WWII. Virginia Benoit is a singer of mixed race that is not wlecomed in her homeland of the United States. She is a huge hit in France. As Hitler pushes his assault on the world including taking France, Virginia comes to feel that she is called to help the Allied effort by serving as their eyes in Occupied France. She approaches them with her offer. After her training as a part of the Virtues team, where her code name is Hope, she uses the fact the German General Schmid is infatuated with her to gather information about the Nazi’s on a tour he sets up for her. This places her in danger, but she accepts that as part of the job. I recommend the engaging and at times suspenseful read to anyone WWII fiction, strong female characters, and/or expionage stories. It is a quick read that will hold your attention from beginning to end. I was provided this book through The Book Club Network for my unbiased review.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Hallee Bridgeman's Homeland's Hope Homeland’s Hope is the second novella in Hallee Bridgeman’s Virtues and Valor Series. The Virtues came from different countries and received their codes names in order to remain anonymous to the others so they would not know any information that could be obtained if caught and tortured. Hope is the code name for Virginia Benoit an African American with a beautiful voice and musical talent. She is also found to have a gift with codes. Hope captures the heart of Nazi German General Schmid. Using her charms with him, she finds herself able to be spy while remaining in plain sight. Will she be able to play a part in a prison break scheme? Will she lose her career? Will she lose her life? Fast paced with suspense, danger, intrigue, bravery, courage and friendship At the end of the novella is the real life story of the real life heroine Josephine Baker who inspired this particular tale that happened during WWII. Thank you to bookfun.org for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
How would you like to be a spy that would go out to dinner with a high-ranking military officer of enemy forces and take information back to the military of your own country or allied country? Even if it places your own life in danger? Could you use your talents to entertain the troops of the enemy and rely on the Lord’s direction and protection? That is exactly what Virginia Benoit, code named Hope, did in Homeland’s Hope, the second novella in the ‘Virtues and Valor’ series by Hallee Bridgeman. This series is set in WWII Europe, and the heroines are based on real women who served in a special and unique women’s group. Virginia is very obviously not of Aryan descent, having both black and Creole blood. Because of that, even with her tremendous singing gift, she is not always welcome in her US birthplace, and spent many years in France with her first husband, even becoming a French citizen. Purposely spending time as an entertainer where there were high-ranking members of the Nazi war machine seemed like suicide, but “Hope” has chosen this path for a higher purpose – freedom for France and the US, and freedom from Nazi control. Homeland’s Hope picks up where Temperance’s Trial breaks; throughout the series, the ‘Virtues’ will see each other and help each other in their uniquely separate, yet related, assignments. Each of the ladies is given a code name based on Virtues. We will see how each of these ladies work, on their own or together to achieve the goal of their team and their country. The plot is intense – while Temperance’s Trial showed the ‘Virtues’ as they began to train together and the stress began to build, Homeland’s Hope really began to show “where the rubber meets the road” of their assignment. It was almost painful when this story of the series ended. Hope is an amazing woman; her strength of character is demonstrated throughout the events of her life, including making France her home after marrying her husband, and choosing to risk her life for the cause. It is impressive that Hallee Bridgeman based each of the seven ‘Virtues’ on real women who served in WWIi; reading the background on the woman who Hope’s character is based on was enlightening. Only the Lord could give this kind of courage to His people, and only He could bless and equip them. I highly recommend Homeland’s Hope’ to all who enjoy WWII fiction; the author’s eye for detail, historical accuracy, and writing talent make this an exciting read! This would also be appropriate, I think, for older teens; the ‘Virtues’ are definitely good role models for today’s young women! With a grateful heart, I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Homeland's Hope The adventure continues with singer Virginia Benoit, “Hope” in Homeland's Hope. When she sees a friend imprisoned she must rise above her fear to aid in the plans for a rescue attempt. I liked how this second chapter went back covered some of the same events but this time from Hope's perspective. Hallee Bridgeman has great job weaving the individual stories into one. (I received a copy of this e-book from the author through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
The second book in the series. This book focuses on the character, Hope. It is told about her contributions to the war and her trials in contributing. It includes others from the other stories. It gives a little more information about Temperance, whom we met in the first book. Once again, my only complaint about this book is it ended too soon. Well written historical fiction based on real persons. I recommend this book. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Homeland’s Hope by Hallee Bridgman is the second title in the Virtues and Valor series set in WWII. Virginia Benoit, a celebrated and popular entertainer, is codenamed Hope. She is a black performer who has experienced prejudice. She is recruited to secretly work against the Nazi efforts. A high-ranking Axis officer admires her, and she uses her celebrity position, her acclaimed talent, and her personal influence to help the Allied Forces. As with all of these heroines in this series whose lives and actions depend upon each other, she risks her own life to further the Allied cause and to save lives. Realizing that each heroine is based upon a real woman who served in the war, makes the novella especially appealing. The author includes historical background information pertinent to the story and the war. She also provides a language section for those who need assistance or for those interested in learning phrases from another language. This second novella is just as intriguing as the first. Each one gives insight into the importance of individual women, uniting for a just cause. I received this novella through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
Karen02KD More than 1 year ago
Virginia Benoit is an African American with a great musical ability. Not finding complete acceptance in her homeland of America, she migrated to France where her lovely singing voice was appreciated and her race didn’t matter. Prior to WWII, she was the toast of France. When the Nazis appeared on the scene, with their racial bigotry, she was no longer appreciated and much of her property was confiscated. Escaping to England, she wishes to become part of the war effort to free her adopted country from the Nazis. When she approaches the Intelligence Office she is immediately made a part of a secret group of ladies who are being trained in clandestine activities. While in her training she is given the code name Hope and she discovers that she has an interest and aptitude for working with chemicals. Upon her return to France she begins work with the French Resistance. This is the second exciting installment in the Virtues and Valor series. This is based on the lives of real women who worked to help the Allies overcome Germany during WWII. The author once again, includes fascinating historic facts plus a generous list of British slang terms and French words. This will leave the reader rushing to purchase the next installment. I received this from The Book Club Network.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is another great historical novella by Hallee. I love the way that Hallee introduces us to Virginia Benoit. We see from the very beginning that her passion is for singing and that she has an incredible talent for it as well. We are given an incredible explanation of her childhood and the racism that she has faced her whole life. She has grown into an extremely strong and courageous woman that is willing to put her life on the line to stand up against evil for the sake of others. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of her endeavor to combat the bullies of WWII. I look forward to reading the other parts of this serialized novel. I received a free eBook copy of this novella through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Homeland's Hope, a Novella (Virtues and Valor book 2) By: Hallee Bridgeman Homeland's Hope is the second novella of seven in Virtue and Valor series. These are short novellas , but very good. If you have read any of Hallee Bridgeman's books before , these are not her regular romance and suspense books. You will read about seven brave women who puts their lives in danger and their part in WW11. This is the story of Virginia Benoit one of the seven courageous and brave women. Virginia join the Virtues team and her code name is HOPE. She is a very talented actress and when she preforms there is standing room only. She captures the heart of a enemy General. She learns of Temperance, the wireless radio operator being captured and put in prison. Virginia wants to help Temperance , but how! I do not want to give away to much so you need to read these novellas about these brave women and their part they played in the war. I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which I have given.
pautoyoung More than 1 year ago
Homeland’s Hope  is another fabulous novella packed with action and ends with the reader begging for more wanting immediately to read the next one in the series.  The story is based on a real life entertainer, Josephine Baker, an American born African American, who became a French citizen during World War II.  If you enjoy historical fiction, as I do, you will like reading about her at the end of the novella.  Hope is the code name of the fictional character Virginia Benoit who belongs to a special group of women assisting the French Resistance in World War II.  Her mission is to perform around France getting close to the enemy, a German general who is enamored by her even though her skin is dark, to acquire information in  helping her imprisoned comrade, Temperance, to be  hopefully delivered  from the torture and sure death by the enemy.  Even though, Hope is in the entertainment world and in the time of war, she hangs on to her faith and dependence in God.  Hallee  Bridgegman has been blessed  to write  excellent fictional, faith –based  writing based on actual events.