A Girl Scout Troop Joins the Battle of the Atlantic
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
Ginny Mathis was finished with nursing school and had no intention of staying rooted in the Outer Banks—then war broke out. With her father away, she feels duty-bound to stay and help her mother and younger sister. While working as a clerk for the Oregon Inlet ferry, naval officers ask Ginny and others to be watchful for German U-boats reportedly spotted in the area. So to help occupy her teenage sister, Ginny enlists the Girl Scout troop she leads to help watch for suspicious activity along the coast.
Timothy Elliott is no stranger to death. As a British reporter working with the M-6, he’s numb to the losses of war after two years of fighting the Germans. Maybe that’s why he volunteered for this mission—to connect with an ex-German naval officer who stole the Furor’s battle plan for the Atlantic war. When the boat giving him passage to New York is bombed near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Tim is thrown from the boat and wakes up in the care of a group of young girls.
Ginny follows her sneaky sister on a clandestine mission and discovers the shipwreck victim. Ginny knows she must take charge, but is this man the enemy, or does he hold secrets that could turn the tide of the Battle of the Atlantic in the allies’ favor?
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About the Author
Multi-published author Patty Smith Hall lives near the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, Danny, her two daughters, her son-in-law, and her grandboys. When she’s not writing on her back porch, she’s spending time with her family or playing with her grandsons.
I was hooked from the start. I enjoyed hanging out with the characters in this heartfelt, suspenseful WWII story. I smiled as I remembered my girl scout days. This is an engaging read that tugs at your heartstrings. It’s one you don’t want to miss. —Nora St. Laurent, reviewer for The Book Club Network
Masterfully told, On My Honor, by Patty Smith Hall, highlights the little-known WWII contribution of Girl Scouts in the U.S. It contains all you want in a gripping tale: intrigue, suspense, and romance. I highly recommend it. —Ane Mulligan, award-winning author of the Georgia Magnolias series.
Characters you won’t forget anytime soon. Patty Smith Hall’s novel, On My Honor, is a joy to read, full of almost lyrical descriptions and characters so real you expect to see them face-to-face. A masterpiece! —Cynthia Hickey, author of The Misty Hollow series.
Besides a heartwarming romance between a heroic heroine and handsome hero, On My Honor features courageous “heroine-ettes” who bring a youthful dimension to this delightful story. Thwarted goals become blessings-in-disguise as this intrepid group seek to protect their island community from the U-boats lurking close to shore—and a danger that lurks even closer. The characters, the setting, and the suspense create an enjoyable page-turner that, yep!, had me reading past my bedtime. —Johnnie Alexander, bestselling and award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and The Cryptographer’s Dilemma.
On My Honor transported me across the country and back in time. Patty Smith Hall has painted a vivid picture of the Outer Banks and living there During WWII. I loved how Ginny and the Girl Scouts rose to face the challenges thrown their way during uncertain times. They were a wonderful mix of fun, friendship, and fearlessness. I wasn’t quite ready for the story to end. —Mary Davis, author of Mrs. Witherspoon Goes To War (Heroines of WWII), and the award-winning Quilting Circle series (Mountain Brook Ink)
Patty Smith Hall's novel, On My Honor, sheds a spotlight on the Outer Banks of North Carolina during WWII. Readers may not realize the enemy's activities right off our own coastline, which Smith Hall incorporates into a suspenseful mystery. —Carrie Fancett Pagels, author of Behind Love’s Wall and My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island, Maude’s Mooring.