The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“But I had stared the leaders of our enemies in the eyes and turned my ear to their voices, and I knew the terror they meant to wreak upon our world.”
The unbelievable story of Hedy Lamarr, Austrian starlet, and brilliant inventor. Who knew? I’d vaguely heard of Hedy as one of the 40s glam stars but really didn’t know anything about her life. After escaping her controlling husband in Austria, she ends up on the silver screen in America. She is admired for her beauty but is not taken seriously as an innovative inventor.
This well written historical fiction follows the younger part of her life and her contributions to the war effort. You will be rooting for her the entire way. Four stars.
To take a deeper peek into Hedy’s life, I recommend watching Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story on Netflix.