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Patty Smith Hall joins us on this episode to chat about her new book, On My Honor. Were you ever a Girl Scout? Have you ever been to the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Even if you answered no to these questions, you're going to love this week's chat. Find out how the title came to be and the significance behind it and how God used a devastating attack to bring Patty to the place she is now.
On My Honor by Patty Smith Hall
A Girl Scout Troop Joins the Battle of the Atlantic
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 Patty Smith Hall
Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Patty considers herself a country girl at heart. A seventh generation Georgian, she developed a love of history and books at an early age and read through the county library by the time she was eleven.
It wasn’t until a brutal attack left her broken and disabled that she picked up a pen and wrote. Since then, she’s written over 30 books and novellas as well as hundreds of articles and devotions.
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own real-life hero, Danny, shopping with her girls, playing with her grandsons (who happen to be the two most brilliant and beautiful boys in the world!) or hanging out with her lifelong friends. She considers herself one blessed woman!
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