Mission of Mercy (Virtues and Valor Series #6)

Mission of Mercy (Virtues and Valor Series #6)

by Hallee Bridgeman, Gregg Bridgeman

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BN ID: 2940151572514
Publisher: Olivia Kimbrell Press
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: Virtues and Valor , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 680,016
File size: 958 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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Mission of Mercy (Virtues and Valor Series, #6) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Hallee Bridgeman's Mission of Mercy Mission of Mercy is the sixth novella in Hallie Bridgeman's Virtues and Valor series. Doctor Betty Grimes lose her finance in a Nazi raid. She herself is wounded and recovers in the countryside until recruited to join the Virtues. The Virtues were from different countries and used to fight the Nazi by going behind enemy lines to gather information in helping the war effort. Each Virtue had to remain anonymous to the other so if caught and tortured they would not be able to reveal any information about each other. But they we're still able to meet and pray. All these novellas are based on real women and their assignments. Betty is given the Virtue name of Mercy. She will go behind the lines as a Red Cross nurse to work in a French hospital. Betty will also need to be prepared to be a doctor to any wounded resistance person. She will need to go into the German prison when needed. The tension is high throughout the story. The characters are all very realistic, adaptable and very well written. The description made the reader feel as they were part of action. The end of the book provides translation of various phrases used within the story. This section also includes verbal descriptions and photos of the airplanes and vehicles used in this time period. I volunteered to read this eBook. Thanks to the author via bookfun.org for the eBook. My opinion Is my own.
beemama More than 1 year ago
Mission of Mercy Hallee Bridgeman Series: Virtues and Valor Bk 6 Publ: Olivia Kimbrell Press ; c. 2015 Smashwords Edition In this intriguing book Hallee Bridgeman offers a view of the Resistance movement and the special operatives in Occupied France during WWII. Dr. Betty Grimes is a part of a group of female operatives called the Virtues. Her code name is Mercy. She trains with the other members of the group. Though she is a doctor she will be undercover as a Red Cross nurse. While serving as a nurse in Valuerville, France in a hospital during the day, she spends her nights helping with the medical needs of the Resistance forces. One of the main objectives of the operatives and Resistance is the freeing of a group of prisoners of war held in the prison in the town of Valuerville. Before the day of the prison break arrives, a member of the Virtues is arrested. The prison break is moved up in order to rescue the Virtue before she dies. After the prison break, the Virtues find themselves in a mad rush to get out of France before the Nazis can catch them. I recommend this engaging book to anyone who likes WWII stories, espionage stories, and stories featuring strong female characters. I received this book through The Book Club Network for my unbiased review.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
Once again, these books are very well written and worth the reading. This tells the story from Mercy's point of view. Mercy is a doctor who is posing as a nurse. The one thing I did not like about this book was that it ended with a cliff hanger. I had to immediately start the last of the series. I highly recommend these book. These are the first edition and do need a little more proof reading, but it's not bad. I just notice this type of thing as it's a pet peeve of mine, I guess. But, like I said, it IS the first edition and it is totally worth the read, no matter. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Mission Of Mercy In Mission Of Mercy Betty, “Mercy”, is a skilled doctor who's life is tragically changed by a Nazi bomb. Her code name totally fits her cover as a nurse and she is indispensable to the resistance and the Virtues. With only 1 book left I am on the edge of my seat about what may happen next. The summary of each virtue that Hallee Bridgeman added at the beginning of each story is such a neat idea. (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.)
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Mission of Mercy, a Novella, is part 6 in the Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgman. The fictional character, Doctor Beatrice “Betty” Grimes, codenamed Mercy, is comprised of the character and qualities of real women in WWII. The half Scottish and half French redhead is a surgeon who worked in a London hospital until a bombing during the Blitz. During that bombing her fiancé is killed, and she is injured. While she is recuperating afterwards, Major Charlene Radden approaches her about joining her Virtues team of women with special skills and bravery. The Major wants Betty to pose as a Red Cross nurse who will work secretly as a spy and a doctor for the resistance. The role of Betty is not patterned after any individual, but she represents many who worked so bravely during the war. After much prayer and thought, Betty decides to team up with the other six women and train as a spy against the Reich. None of the team know personal information about the others to ensure that they cannot divulge secret information to the Germans. They are devoted to each other and pray and assist each other in Occupied France. Her job is to work at the hospital as a nurse and to keep secret that she is an actual doctor. Her medical skills are available to the team and others, working against the Reich. Several times throughout the story she is the key person to give medical attention and treatment to the others. Without her skills, several people’s lives would be at risk. She plays a vital role in the daring rescue of those imprisoned, including one of her own team, and her medical expertise plays an important part in their escape, as several are ill or wounded. Each of these novellas can be read alone, but they all interconnect. I would highly recommend these novellas. The author includes an Inspired by Real Events section, a section on the history, and a Translation Key for unfamiliar words and phrases. She also provides information and description of period vehicles and aircraft from WWII. I received this novella through TBCN in exchange for an honest opinion
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
No Mercy with Cliff-hangers!! Mercy is a doctor who is heartbroken when German bombings kill her doctor-fiancé. She joins the Resistance Movement as a nurse, working on German officers and French public by day, spirited away to doctor Allied troops by night. Her biggest challenge is finding her teammate, Temperance, very near death. Mercy must attempt to doctor Temperance secretly and adequately through a third party, whose loyalties are divided. Again, I love the story, but the actual history lesson at the end is invaluable. Discussion questions will leave you pondering. Warning: Hallee shows no mercy with her end of episode cliff-hangers, so be smart and buy the whole series at once!! I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
ShanfromCan More than 1 year ago
Doctor Beatrice “Betty” Grimes is closing up from an appendix surgery, along with her fiance/co-worker, Doctor Rudyard Barclay when the hospital is bombed, and she loses him. About a week after learning of his passing, she is approached by Major Charlene Radden, asking her to join her team of women who are extremely good at what they do. Betty, grieving her loss, and not interested in acting as a nurse, when in fact, she is a Dr. flatly turns down this offer. Charlene needs a nurse, as well as a Dr. and will not let her off so easily. “I also know that there are many, many people who have lost loved ones in this conflict. Is it right to squander your God given gifts, or is it right to take back what was stolen so unfairly?...I don’t leave for London for another week. Take that time and think about it.” She gestured at the unopened Bible by Betty’s elbow. “Pray about it. Let me know if you’re interested." pg. 15 Betty decides to join this group of women, each with a strong faith in God, relying on Him through all they will face. Her code name: MERCY-the virtue of forgiveness in the face of wrongdoing, forgiving treatment of one who could justifiably be treated harshly. Mercy differs from clemency and amnesty. Clemency and amnesty renounce punishment while taking no stance on hatred. Mercy renounces hatred while taking no stance on punishment. pg. 6 As the seven join together for one last supper before heading off in different directions, they join in prayer, as they so often have before, but this time especially praying they come back safe and sound. Betty and Matthew will be night jumping along with Betty's needed supplies, and in order to assure, as much as they could that they would arrive safe and sound special care is taken to pack them, and Matthew will take them with him on his jump. Could they be sure they would arrive safe and sound? Well, based on other 'breakables' they had carried in, it was looking pretty good. Having arrived safely, as did the supplies, it is time to get Nurse Beatrice Renault into place. And once again, the detailed plan and use of scripture are "She went into the women’s restroom and waited. Very soon after, a redheaded woman of her approximate build came into the room with her. “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful,” Betty said, using the key Bible verse from the book of Luke to identify herself. “The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works,” the woman replied from the book of Psalms. At Betty’s answering smile, she gave the seat and compartment number on the train. “You’ve been alone this whole time, so no worries about continuing any conversations. pg. 28 Betty begins working as a nurse immediately and realizes just how much work they do, how important to the care of the patient they are and how Dr's often think less of them, but of just how vital their work is. So much so, than in her mind she begins working on a book to teach Dr's about this. She also spends much time using her Dr. skills to take care of those in the Resistance, in her 'off' hours, those when most would be sleeping. Betty will work on some of the seven in and out of hospital as her job as 'nurse' proves to be most useful. Right up until the escape and after, her skills will be called upon in a variety of situations, but will she with limited resources, or in places other than the hospital be able to do much to save the lives of those whom have been placed in her care? Many curve balls will be thrown their way, how will the team handle them? Pick up this book today and read for yourself. At the same time you can continue to see the relation between prisoners' and their life savers, as well as many of the operatives. It will all start to fit together so clearly and still leave you with the need to pick up the final book, #7 Faith, to find out for yourself how the series plays out.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
I loved this very exciting novella set during WWII! Doctor Betty Grimes is an incredible character that is very well developed for this story. She is grieving the death of her fiancé and yet she has so much strength and courage that she is an extremely vital part of the resistance in Occupied France. She has so much faith in God that many times while taking care of the sick or injured she prays asking God to take care of the person. That really spoke to me having a doctor that recognizes that God is the one in control. In this part of the serialized novel we get more information to fill in the big picture just like we have been in each portion. It is really fascinating to me to see how all of the different pieces are coming together. I am so caught up in the overall story. I believe that Hallee has done a masterful job of weaving this intricate story and then feeding it to us a little bit at a time as we see the events from a different view point with each telling. I received a free eBook copy of this novella through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Karen02KD More than 1 year ago
Mission of Mercy the Sixth novella in the Virtues and Valor series is the story of Dr. Betty Grimes code name Mercy. She has studied hard to enter a man’s profession as a surgeon. She is in the midst of the Battle of Britain, with bombs raining down on London. When the hospital in which she is practicing is bombed, Betty is injured and her fiancé is killed. During her recuperation, she is approached about becoming part of a special group of women who will be infiltrating occupied France. She must go undercover as a Red Cross nurse so as not to arouse suspicion. She will work as a nurse by day and a doctor to the Resistance fighters by night. This fast paced novella will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Mercy’s story is interwoven with the previous five characters. As with the other ones, it ends with a cliff hanger, making one very anxious to get to the last installment. The author has included some wonderful information about other actual women involved in the fight against Nazi Germany. I found her section on the work of the Red Cross during WWII very informative. I received a copy of this from The Book Club Network
pautoyoung More than 1 year ago
Christian author, Hallee Bridgeman, continues the suspense in Mission of Mercy, the sixth novella of the Virtues and Valor series.  Betty Grimes, a Scottish surgeon, survives the bombing of a hospital in London in which her fiancé is killed. While recovering, she is asked to join the six other women on the Virtues and Valor team of women who will serve in the French Resistance against the Germans in World War II. Betty joins the team using the code name Mercy and is assigned  as a Red Cross nurse in France.  Her mission is to be ready to discreetly "doctor" any of the resistance team that may need medical help.  Depending on God's guidance, she is faced with the heart breaking task of trying to save the life of one of her team mates which leads to even more of the need for her God given talents as a doctor during the cliff hanger ending. The fictional character, Betty Grimes, is based on several real life nurses during World War II.  After the conclusion of the novella, there are several pages relaying information about these heroic women.