Fans of the letter, the Alice Network and The Nightingale will be hooked. Loved it and would definitely recommend. Netgalley reviewer, love, 5 stars ‘A phenomenal story of courage, murder and all the atrocities that go with war. Eva is an extraordinary character, strong, loyal, smart, loving, funny, and brave.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - A phenomenal read!!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this may be my new favorite book!!!! I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of and possible involvement in questionable activities centering around WWII events. The tempo of this novel was perfect--kept me wondering until the very last page!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘Absolutely loved this book and its riveting plot!
. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. I love the main character eva, the way the author integrates the past with the present, and the emotional plot that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end.
Burning Island: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - Though they don’t know it, five-year-old Matilde and three-year-old Anna have kissed their mother for the last time. Definitely recommend. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow where to start with this one. So far no soldiers have ventured down the steep rocky hillside to their secret haven, but Agata knows they are constantly scouring the island for missing Jews.
I recommend it. Goodreads reviewer, this is a story that will leave you in tears, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘told in two different time periods, but also its very best’ Cayo Costa, as humanity is exposed at its very worst, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The way this author writes I could feel what the Jewish people were going through… this story will make you cry in some spots so beware when you take up this book.
Burning Island: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - Both stories are gripping in themselves and as both storylines continue you are gripped with each of them. Willing them on’ goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘have to admit to shedding a few tears at the end and will be keeping an eye out for more of this author’s work, this book won’t disappoint and it highlights the journey of the Corfu jews and how they were treated by the Germans’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A captivating novel.
. But not everyone is pleased by their arrival, and with the pressures of pregnancy, the couple grow further apart.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - Incredibly heart-wrenching. The book was a page turner!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Outstanding… such compelling stuff… a real page-turner of a book. A perfect historical fiction novel that fans of this genre are going to love. By the letter book reviews, 5 stars ‘It actually blew my mind. As the nazi’s power takes hold, magda realizes she’s not like the other girls in her German village - she hates the fanatical new rules of the Hitler Youth.
A tumbledown farmhouse, on the outskirts of a close-knit village in the heart of the rolling hills of Bavaria. A once happy family home torn apart by Nazi rule. It was a true page-turner… the author hit a true home run with this one. I was blown away by this book and I’m sure you will be too. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘this story was beautifully written and hooked me immediately… I was enthralled with the story all the way to the end and stayed up too late reading, but it was worth it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was hooked from the first page.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction #ad - If i could give it 10 stars, i would!’ confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Germany, 1939. It’s just mind-blowing.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - I felt it was a good book about the horrors of wartime France. Goodreads Reviewer. I so loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. I couldn’t put it down. It is raw and emotional, yet a necessary story to tell … A great read. If you're going to read one war book this year which marks the 75th anniversary of D-day, 5 stars‘A gripping, but yet heartwarming historical fiction that is based on real facts concerning Colmar, heartbreaking, make it this one!’ Renita D’Silva, Alsace and Lorraine as well as French and German Resistance.
. But, travelling through the mountains she finds herself in terrible danger and meets Ralf, a German deserter, who risks his own life to save her. As the oldest child, sarah must be the first to leave her family, to make her escape in a perilous journey across France via Paris to Poitiers. This book is epic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐when the nazis march onto the cobbled streets of colmar on november 1st 1940, josef, a jewish violin maker, a mesmerizing book of strength through unimaginable losses… Heartbreaking and beautifully written this is a gripping tale of bravery… One of the best and most memorable historical books I’ve ever read!’ Deanne’s Book Thoughts, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be alright.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - I would very highly recommend this book and give it ten stars if I could. It was well thought out and expertly written… really a great read and i can’t wait to look into other books by this author!’ Being Perry, 5 stars‘This is the first book I have read by Sharon Maas and from the moment I started reading it I just could not wait to continue reading it.
Ralf and sarah continue their journey together, keeping their identities secret at all cost.
The Dressmaker's GiftLake Union Publishing #ad - How will history – and their families – judge them?Paris, 1940 But all three are hiding secrets. A washington post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can.
Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined. In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger.
The Dressmaker's Gift #ad - War-scarred mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them. Two generations later, rootless and adrift, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, desperate to find a connection with her past.
Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart? .
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novelBookouture #ad - An amazing book. Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘a beautifully written story of love, courage, self-sacrifice and determination… Such an emotional story and so different to others that I have read in this subject… A big fat 5 stars from me. Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. I was captured… Made me feel like I was right there.
Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘oh my goodness! What a wonderful book! There is so much love, hope, and fear as well. An unforgettable story of love, hope and betrayal, and a testament to the courage of humanity in history’s darkest days. Furious with the rules of the cruel German soldiers and remembering his own heartbreak, Josef feels desperate to give Michael and Elke’s love a chance.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel #ad - But elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden. Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend’s eyes. One of the finest books I have ever read. Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘i’ve read many books on WW2… but I’ve never read one like this before.
From the first moment I started reading the story, I could not stop. Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. If michael is to survive and get back to the woman he loves, it will be down to Josef – to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. An empty home that holds memories of homemade pasta and Nonna’s stories by the fire, and later: the Nazi invasion, and a family torn apart by a heartbreaking betrayal. Anna is distraught when her beloved mother, Ines, passes away.
A must read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Fantastic read… I loved this book. I would highly recommend. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A wonderful story… I was completely captivated… quite heart-breaking. All things Bookie‘Excellent book! . She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel #ad - The diaries lead anna to the small village of rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and the Nazis arrived; fleeing her home to join the Resistenza; and risking everything to protect an injured British soldier who captured her heart.
The writing is magnificent… a story of love, secrets and hope… I have truly fallen in love… A beautiful, lose, touching story that I would recommend to everyone. Cooking the books‘an absolutely gripping story of world War II… You must read this book. Will grab you and hold onto you long after you put it down.
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - A heart-breaking story of survival, where life or death relies on the smallest chance and happiness can be found in the darkest times. Theirs. The women promise to protect each other’s children, should the worst occur. Sofie sees the chance to engineer one last meeting between Eva and Michal and knows she must take it even if means befriending the enemy…But when Eva realises she is pregnant she fears she has endangered both their lives.
Such a beautifully written, friendship, incredible story of love, loss, family… this book was very, very good. Abbygabbyreadsrightnow, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This beautiful story needs to be read and cherished. Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This story will stay with me. I had goosebumps while reading… It is a beautiful story.
Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘you will cry, you will be addicted from the start and will find it hard to put down. But when eva arrives at auschwitz, there is no sign of Michal and the stark reality of the camp comes crashing down upon her. This book ranks high on my favourite books list a BRILLIANT book and worth far more than 5* in my opinion EXCELLENT.
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘a book that plays with your emotions, sad and poignant in parts and a book I just couldn’t put down. It’s a story of love, hope and told through a combination of the present and the past flashbacks. Readers are captivated by the Child of Auschwitz:‘This hauntingly heart-breaking story is one of pure, instinctual survival.
The Indigo Girl: A NovelBlackstone Publishing #ad - A deeply-researched and powerfully-written work of historical fiction, based on the untold story of Eliza Lucas, an extraordinary sixteen-year-old girl in Colonial-era South Carolina, whose actions were before their time: the story of the indigo girl. In 1739, bright and determined sixteen-year-old Eliza Lucas is charged with keeping her family’s struggling plantations afloat, in her father’s absence.
Learning of the high value of indigo, believing it to be her family’s salvation, Eliza becomes determined to learn the secret of growing the enigmatic crop, but everyone tells Eliza growing indigo in the region is impossible. So develops an incredible story of romance, threats, and sacrifice, betrayal, ambition, intrigue, hidden friendships, based on historical documents and Eliza Lucas’ own letters.
The Indigo Girl: A Novel #ad - An outstanding work of fiction…The Indigo Girl is an absolutely wonderful read that will even occasionally bring a tear to one’s eye. Recommended for anyone’s reading list. New york journal of books“an outstanding example of historical fiction…Readers will love discovering the amazing story of a virtually unknown girl who changed the course of history.
Booklist starred review“captivates on every level…Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things will savor. Library journal starred review“If you love historical fiction, this book should be on your fall reading list…. It is based on historical documents and the real-life Eliza Lucas. Southern Living.
When We Were Strangers: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Turner, author of these is my words a moving, powerful, and evocative debut novel, When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt heralds the arrival of superb new voice in American fiction. A tale rich in color, and vivid historical detail, character, it chronicles the tumultuous life journey of a young immigrant seamstress, as she travels from her isolated Italian mountain village through the dark corners of late nineteenth century America.
The people as real as your own family, and the tale realistic enough to be any American’s. Nancy E. A historical novel that readers of geraldine brooks, and debra Dean will most certainly cherish, Nancy Turner, Frances de Pontes Peebles, When We Were Strangers will live in the mind and the heart long after its last page is turned.
The Secret of the Irish Castle Deverill Chronicles Book 3William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - But then jack o'leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. But more surprises are in store for her after she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, sealing her fate. Bridie doyle, now countess di marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home.
But just as she begins to feel things are finally going her way, her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. As his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty deverill has come to accept her life with her husband Robert, and their two children.
Everything she writes, she writes from the heart. Jojo moyes, #1 new york times bestselling author of me before You1939: Peace has flourished since the Great War ended, but much has changed for the Deverill family as now a new generation is waiting in the wings to make their mark. When martha wallace leaves her home in america to search for her birth mother in Dublin, she never imagines that she will completely lose her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill.
The Secret of the Irish Castle Deverill Chronicles Book 3 #ad - International bestselling author santa montefiore continues the story of the Deverill family in the third book in her beautiful and moving Deverill Chronicles trilogy—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Beatriz Williams. Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere.
As long-held secrets come to light, the Deverills will have to heal old wounds and come to terms with the past if they hope to ensure their legacy for the future.