Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Episode 143 - Rachel Scott McDaniel Author Chat

August 24, 2023
Christian Historical Fiction Talk
Episode 143 - Rachel Scott McDaniel Author Chat
Show Notes

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Rachel Scott McDaniel is back with us this week. We've had a little scheduling change, so these may be out of order, but thank you for bearing with me as life sometimes happens.

Rachel is chatting about her new book, The Starlet Spy,  another installment in Barbour Publishing's Heroines of WWII series. We talk about the inspiration behind the book, what's real and what's not real, and how she created the fascinating heroine. Patrons get to hear what she loves most about fall and what's up for her in the coming months.

The Starlet Spy by Rachel Scott McDaniel
In 1943, movie producer Henrik Zoltan approaches Amelie Blake under the guise of offering the Hollywood star a leading part in his upcoming film, but he has a more meaningful role in mind. Amelie’s homeland of Sweden declared neutrality in the war, but Stockholm has become the “Casablanca of the North.” When top-secret atomic research goes missing in Sweden, the Allied forces scramble to recover the files before they fall into Nazi hands.

The United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) needs someone who’s subtle enough to spy on the Swedish elite without triggering suspicion. Who better than the “all beauty, no brains” Scandinavian starlet? Fluent in three languages and possessing a brilliant memory, Amelie loathes being labeled witless but uses the misconception as her disguise. She’s tasked with searching for the crucial files, but Finn Ristaffason keeps getting in her way. Is the charming shipping magnate after the missing research? Or does he have other reasons for showing up at her every turn?

With the Gestapo on her heels, Amelie must rely on her smarts in addition to her acting skills to survive a world of deadly spies and counterspies.
Get your copy of The Starlet Spy.

More from the Heroines of WWII series:
The Cryptographer’s Dilemma by Johnnie Alexander
Picture of Hope by Liz Tolsma
Saving Mrs. Roosevelt by Candice Sue Patterson
Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War by Mary Davis
A Rose for the Resistance by Angela K. Couch
Season of My Enemy by Naomi Musch
The Escape Game by Marilyn Turk
Escape from Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss
On My Honor by Patty Hall
Beneath a Peaceful Moon by Debby Lee

Rachel Scott McDaniel
As much as I'd love to occupy this space gushing about my fanatical penchant for all things classic movies, I probably should mention that I'm an award-winning  writer. I hope to inspire the mind and refresh the soul with words infused with faith and heart. 

Thank you, dear reader, for your love of story. Without you, I wouldn't be here. I appreciate each and every email, DM, and note of encouragement. Your sweet support has truly meant a lot.

Visit Rachel Scott McDaniel's website.