"The Incidental Spy" by Libby Fischer Hellmann
This is not your typical spy novel but one that engages and engrosses the reader from beginning to end.
Even though bound by love for a man she’ll never have, Lena is sent to Chicago to live with her aunt to escape 1935 Nazi Germany. After some time, she falls in love with another, but never forgets her first love. Unfortunately, soon after having a baby, her husband is killed and Lena is left alone to raise their child. She’s financially strapped and needs to do what she has to in order to provide for and protect her son.
This is a look into Lena’s life when she’s forced to become a spy. This book will have you spellbound and Lena is anything but an ‘incidental spy.’ When the truth is revealed, it will leave you speechless.
I commend Hellmann on a well-written, intriguing novel. I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier, author of the Other Side Series