An inspiring story in Cold War Germany... The Slow March of Light by Heather B. Moore (Review) #histfic #inspirationalfiction #newbook @shadow_mountn

I'm reviewing this story that takes place in cold-war Germany.
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The Slow March of Light
By Heather B. Moore
Inspirational Historical Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
September 7, 2021 by Shadow Mountain


Sometimes all you have is hope.

In the summer of 1961, a wall of barbed wire goes up quickly in the dead of night, officially dividing Berlin. Aware of the many whose families have been divided, Luisa joins a secret spy network, risking her life to help East Germans escape across the Berlin Wall and into the West.

Bob Inama, a soldier in the US Army, is stationed in West Germany. He’s glad to be fluent in German, especially after meeting Luisa Voigt at a church social. As they spend time together, they form a close connection. But when Bob receives classified orders to leave for undercover work immediately, he doesn’t get the chance to say goodbye.

With a fake identity, Bob’s special assignment is to be a spy embedded in East Germany, identifying possible targets for the US military. But Soviet and East German spies, the secret police, and Stasi informants are everywhere, and the danger of being caught and sent to a brutal East German prison lurks on every corner.

Best-selling author Heather B. Moore masterfully alternates the stories of Bob and Luisa, capturing the human drama unique to Cold War Germany was well as the courage and the resilience of the human spirit.

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My Review

THE SLOW MARCH OF LIGHT is a story of great perseverance set during the cold war in Germany. A German woman and an American soldier find themselves in danger as they try to do what they feel is right. An inspiring story for inspirational historical fiction fans.

I really liked how the author introduced the two main characters and how relatable they each were. Their friendship felt authentic as did their fears and challenges. The story slowly builds with some climatic moments when these characters face great difficulties and rely on their faith with bravery to persevere. I really liked the historical excerpts at the beginning of the chapters that were quite informative. The ending is a bit predictable, but I didn't know exactly what would happen and how these characters were get there.

My only complaint is that I would have liked the story to be more of an experience instead of being told the story so much. You can definitely feel a message being shared through the story and I wanted that to be a bit more subtle. Things also didn't always feel natural to the characters or situation... maybe a bit to cleaned up.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This is definitely a story that is well worth the read. It's a book with likable characters, an intriguing plot and an inspiring story.

Content: Some violence including torture and shootings (not overly gruesome).
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author of more than seventy publications. She has lived on both the east and west coasts of the United States, including Hawaii, and attended school abroad including the Cairo American College in Egypt, and the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel. She loves to learn about history and is passionate about historical research.

Photo Credit: Brekke Felt Photography

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