Alexandra’s Secret is a historical fiction novel that takes place during World War II. The main character is Alexandra Cockrell. You get to see her train to be an OSS (American Office of Strategic Services) agent and go on her first and second missions into occupied France. You meet other characters like Jason Norris, a downed airman on an escape route. You also meet Standartenführer Schmidt, a Nazi commander who brings dangerous situations on our character and her friends. We don’t want to leave out Michelle, who works with many others helping to get allies out of France. You are carried along as Alexandra, Jason, and Michelle sneak through the escape route, dodging Nazis and the efforts of Standartenführer Schmidt. Later you see Alexandra perform a vital and heroic act in the liberation of France. This book is a fast paced and exciting read.
I really liked Alexandra’s Secret. The history was great, and it gave you a good idea of what spies went through in World War II. The characters are believable and nicely portrayed. They are described in great detail, which makes them really come alive in your mind, such as the descriptions of Alexandra and her training as an OSS agent.
The storyline of trying to escape from enemy territory was exciting, and the suspense kept you alert and ready for what would happen next. It is a thriller, and the suspense of whether or not they'll be caught, along with wondering how will they get out of this situation, keeps you on the edge of your seat. All in all, it is very good historical fiction.