Convinced that God has called her as a missionary to the Lapp people of Norway, Mallory Winslow leaves her home in Africa for the northern tundra. The year is 1940, and rumblings of war from a Hitler-led Germany sound ominous. Mallory overcomes discouragement to find success with the Lapp people, only to be plunged into a maelstrom of war. She endangers her life to aid the Norwegian resistance.

Her activities put her in the path of Major Derek Gruber, the decorated son of a German general who would rather be a professor of literature than an army officer bound to a cause he despises. Perhaps his attraction to Mallory will be the final straw that causes him to break with the leadership of his country. Or perhaps the loving, almighty God Mallory serves will open his heart.

Morris pens an enjoyable World War II romance with a large number of characters. The plot dead-ends in spots while other threads abruptly appear. (Oct., 316 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson