The Escape Game
by Marilyn Turk
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Pub Date 01 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023
Barbour Publishing, Barbour Fiction
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
After the Nazis started the bombing blitz of England, Beryl Clarke puts her college on hold to return to Leeds, care for her mother, and work as a secretary at the Waddington game company. While she endures the war at home, her brother James fights the enemy in the air. When he is shot down, injured, and captured, James reunites with a former college friend American POW Kenneth Bordelon, and they plan to escape the Nazi prison camp. Beryl knows there is a board game with escape plans being delivered to POWs by the Red Cross. But how can she let them know about the game's secret without revealing the information to the enemy?
A fascinating read! In The Escape Game, Marilyn Turk shows the human cost of war, from harrowing conditions in England to the bleak life of an Allied prisoner of war in Germany. The true tidbits about the ingenious methods of secretly sending escape kits to those POWs make the story even more interesting. Enjoy!
~Sarah Sundin, bestselling and Christy Award-winning author of The Sound of Light and Until Leaves Fall in Paris
In The Escape Game, Marilyn Turk draws her readers into the perilous days of World War II, including carefully researched details that bring this fascinating era vibrantly to life. I was intrigued by the brilliant premise of this book, and I kept turning pages to see how it all unfolded for Beryl, Kenneth, and James. Turk infuses danger with hope, fear with faith, and stirs in the sweetness of a long-distance romance. Pour yourself a hot cup of tea and escape into The Escape Game!
~Laurel Blount, Carol Award winning author of Strength in the Storm
In Turk’s cleverly staged The Escape Game, the reader glimpses just some of the many behind-the-scenes plans to either undermine the enemy or help prisoners escape. A beautiful story of endurance and sacrificial love!
~Ruth Logan Herne, USA Today Bestselling author
The Escape Game is historical romance with characters the reader can’t help but root for, Beryl and Kenneth, two brave souls thrust into war. A job well done by Marilyn Turk.”
~Cynthia Hickey, author of Secrets of Misty Hollow series
Filled with spell-binding suspense, strong women, and fascinating history, The Escape Game will take the reader’s imagination to a new level. Marilyn Turk captures tension during World War II England in a page-turning, thought-provoking, well-researched story you won’t be able to put down. Cuddle up with this intriguing novel you’ll not soon forget.
~Susan G Mathis, author of Peyton’s Promise
I love stories set during WWII, I love stories built around true-life events, and I love stories with surprise endings. The Escape Game satisfied me on every level. With relatable characters and enough adventure to keep me turning pages, the story was a true delight from beginning to end.
~Kim Vogel Sawyer, author of Still My Forever
The Escape Game is a well-researched and fascinating look at WWII from the perspective of an American POW and a woman on the British home front. Marilyn Turk has paid special attention to the details that bring this wonderful story to life. Some of it is almost unbelievable but based in truth. The story grabbed me from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the very satisfying end. Bravo to Marilyn for another wonderful book in a fantastic series.
~Liz Tolsma, New York Times bestselling author of What I Would Tell You and Picture of Hope
The Escape Game by Marilyn Turk is a World War II story based on true events, but it is also a love story guided by faith and courage. The story centers around Beryl Clarke and her brother James, both English, and their American friend Kenneth Bordelon. While Beryl works in England trying to do her part for the war, she worries about her brother who is a pilot for the Royal Air Force. When she learns he and Kenneth are both prisoners in a German war camp, she wants to relay a secret to them that can help them escape. The story is compelling to the end. Impeccably researched and woven with a tight, gripping plot, this is a wonderful book for World War II buffs as well as romance readers everywhere. A good read!
~Lenora Worth, author of The Memory Quilt
If you like World War II stories with a strong dose of romance, you’ll love The Escape Game. From the opening scene to the last turn of the page, Marilyn Turk takes her readers on a wild ride that will leave you breathless.
~Kathleen Y’barbo, Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of Dog Days of Summer and The Black Midnight