Although this is a feel good romance with an upbeat ending the story shows a lot of evidence of careful research by the writer. This is another novel that shows women playing a very active role in war time activities. Here we have details of:
SOE (Special Operations Executive)
How undercover workers were got into and out of France
How people reported in
How the BBC helped convey “personal” messages
What life was like for French civilians?
How the occupying forces operated
The type of war work women could do
Hunger and deprivation
It is also extremely well written.