Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
This book didn't really impress me. It just didn't really seem to have much of a plot except for "which guy is Elisa going to fall for?"
I guess about the only thing I really just liked in this story was Elisa's violin. And I guess that probably sounds a bit strange, but I really really love violins. I also thought Elisa seemed a bit detached at times. Like her romance was more important than her family or her friends or anything. I don't even know if I will bother with the rest of the series or not, this book just didn't leave me wanting more. But I don't much care for books that are nothing but romance. I don't mind if books have romance in them, but that can't be the whole story.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Gisela Cramer is an American living in Heiligenbeil with her sister and grandfather. When the Russians began to invade, Gisela takes her sisters two children and flees to Berlin. Along the way, she finds a British man who is posing as an SS officer. In a desperate attempt to save him from being captured or killed, Gisela proclaims that he is her husband. As Gisela struggles to protect her "children" and "husband" along their perilous escape, she finds that she too needs protection. As the "family" encounters the horrors of the war, they soon discover just how much they need each other.
I enjoyed reading this, greatly because the story was based off of the true stories of two women who lived during this time. It was a very sad story, however. This book gives us a glimpse of the terror and pain that existed for the citizens of wartime Germany. The book was very well written, and held my interest until the end. I thought character development was just a tiny bit lacking, the emotion of the characters was not keenly felt to me. Overall this is a good book, from an interesting perspective. If you enjoy a wwll based fictional story with a little romance in it, give this one a try.
I received a free copy of this book through booklook bloggers in exchange for my honest review.