by Stephen P. Kiernan
Reviewed by Janet:
Emmanuelle finds herself baking a dozen baguettes for the officers’ mess every day, by the order of the German Kommandant of the occupying forces in her village. Her secret is that she stretches this daily ration to 14 loaves, making her able to provide for the needs of suffering villagers – as well as serving as currency in the exchange of goods and favors. A cast of well-drawn characters inhabit this wonderfully engaging story of courage and the strength of will to help others, even in times of danger.