5 stars - a 2019 must-read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Well I read this in 24 hours, what better compliment can I give it! . Incredibly heart-wrenching. But when an english bomber pilot crashes in a field near Magda’s home she is faced with an impossible choice: to risk the safety of her family or to save a stranger and make a difference in the devastating war that has claimed the lives of so many.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction #ad - I adored this book from start to finish. Little does she know, her actions will have the power to change the life of another girl, on the other side of enemy lines, this is a heart-wrenching, forever… Inspired by a true story, unputdownable and absolutely unforgettable tale of the strength of human kindness in a time of unimaginable heartbreak.
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.
The Photograph: A gripping love story with a heartbreaking twistBookouture #ad - I just had to read on and on and on… one of my favourite books of the year so far… a joy to read. Ginger book geek, silent tears rolling down my cheeks, it is an incredibly powerful yet a tender and tragic story… I was totally absorbed, 5 stars‘I absolutely loved this story, smiling the next - a totally uplifting read… totally captivating and will squeeze your heart yet leave you uplifted… I loved every single word from the beginning to the end.
Crooks on books‘excellent… heart-breaking read… a wonderful story between the past and the present… this is historical fiction at its very best… an engaging, intriguing read which will hold you in its grip until the very last sentence… exquisitely beautiful. Shaz’s book Blog‘Utterly enthralling.
The Photograph: A gripping love story with a heartbreaking twist #ad - The perfect blend of the past and the present… kept me turning the pages quickly. Audio killed the bookmark ‘beautiful, intriguing and kept me hooked to the pages of this brilliant book… my heart broke… whisked me away to another time and place… stunning… a beautiful novel about love, loss and family.
I honestly haven't read a book of this calibre before… magical… simply stunning… a wonderful, wonderful read that I will be holding in my heart forever. The writing garnet, 5 stars‘Compelling… tugged at my heart strings.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - And evelyn is transported back to a place in germany known as ‘the forbidden village, to find the man who gambled with her husband’s life…A gripping, ’ where a woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, haunting and compelling read about love, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany.
I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and this one is definitely in my top 10 Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars. 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!
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - . Because evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. 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. Highly recommended.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Everything about this book is amazing.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - If only i could give this book 100 stars rather than 5! . 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. It’s sad, the violin makers daughter and her journey as she flees her home country, its uplifting and it tells the wonderful story of Sarah, its poignant, to escape Nazi's …Beautifully written and a memorable read.
Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘sharon maas never disappoints! she is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, harrowing, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - I so loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. For now, bilingual Sarah is no longer a French Jew but a German girl. But when ralf is captured, will sarah pay the ultimate price for sharing who she really is?A gripping and heart-breaking account of love, bravery and sacrifice during the terror of war.
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, heartbreaking, make it this one!’ Renita D’Silva, but yet heartwarming historical fiction that is based on real facts concerning Colmar, 5 stars‘A gripping, Alsace and Lorraine as well as French and German Resistance.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novelBookouture #ad - Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic. In the quiet gloom of the secret room, Michael talks of his beautiful, fearless girlfriend, Elke. It is a book you can't put down.
Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘It brought me to tears… impossible for me to put it down. This is a book i will put back to read again, I enjoyed it so much. 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.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel #ad - But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice. In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. Hauntingly beautiful… incredibly powerful… I cried, I grieved and I hoped… I was left both heartbroken and satisfied. Robin loves reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘heart-wrenching… It is an emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears.
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - Will grab you and hold onto you long after you put it down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A captivating story… heart-breaking and compelling. Stardust book reviewsThis book was previously published as Tuscan Roots. Il Mulino. Fans of kristin hannah’s The Nightingale and The Letter by Kathryn Hughes will be captivated.
Readers have fallen in love with The Tuscan Secret:‘Wow! . 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! . The writing is magnificent… a story of love, lose, secrets and hope… I have truly fallen in love… A beautiful, touching story that I would recommend to everyone.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel #ad - Cooking the books‘an absolutely gripping story of world War II… You must read this book. But in this small tuscan community, about how the tragic consequences of war can echo through generations, some wartime secrets were never meant to be uncovered…A stunning tale, inspired by true events, and how love can guide us through the darkest times.
Daughters of the Silk Road: A beautiful and epic novel of family, love and the secrets of a Ming VaseBookouture #ad - He had placed it there when they first arrived in Venice. Maria settles in her new home, watching the magnificent and bustling city come to life each morning from her bedroom window. She crossed over to the shelf where her father kept the dragon vase. A truly lovely novel. Reading room with a view‘the book is beautifully written and the Italian setting is perfectly drawn in both modern and historical settings, with sufficient detail to bring Pisa vividly to life, clearly by someone who loves it and knows it well…this is a wonderful story.
Being anne reading ‘debbie had me completely transported back to 12th Century Pisa, and I loved every second of it. Not only was it highly informative, but immensely entertaining. Historical novel review ‘an enchanting, engaging tale that I recommend to anyone interested in Italian history and architecture, or just a good novel.
Daughters of the Silk Road: A beautiful and epic novel of family, love and the secrets of a Ming Vase #ad - History and other thoughts ‘Debbie manages to evoke the sights, sounds and smells as though you are standing right there. We have tension in the present, trouble in the past, and mystery in the future. She took it down carefully, feeling it cool and comforting under her shaking fingers. Venice 1441: maria and her brother Daniele arrive in the birthplace of their father, Niccolo dei Conti.
This book is a beautifully crafted novel full of secrets, love, friendship and family bonds…Definitely one not to be missed. Shaz’s book blog‘a spellbinding, continents and vast perilous oceans…The past is vividly brought back to life in great detail and in full colour, epic journey spanning centuries, across countries, from the food they ate to the clothes they wore…I really enjoyed reading this magnificent story.
Cry of the Heart: A World War II Novel#ad - A young jewish woman, fleeing from the authorities, begs her to take care of her four year old boy, David. Times are hard but she is not the sort to be dismayed by circumstances. She gave away her child to save his life. One day her life changes forever. Another woman took him in, at risk to herself. Viviane renaud is a young mother living on the French Riviera in the Second World War.
She fabricates a story to explain how David came to be with her and must tip-toe around the suspicions of her neighbours, her friends and most of all her mother and sister. Threatened by allied military success, Hitler sends the German army to occupy the south of France. Almost without thinking, Viviane agrees.
Cry of the Heart: A World War II Novel #ad - Viviane’s life is never the same again. With them come the SS and the Gestapo. The peril for jews and for those, like Viviane, who hide them, appears overwhelming. The challenge for them now is to survive. She and her husband, find allies in unlikely places, particularly an American woman, Alain, Dorothy Pine.
But then, the world crashes around them.
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - She had one last story to tell. The women promise to protect each other’s children, should the worst occur. And despite the despicable conditions love can be born of the situation. Barely able to breathe due to the press of bodies and exhausted from standing up for two days, she can think only of her longed-for reunion with her husband Michal, who was sent there six months earlier.
Theirs. As she lies heartbroken and shivering on a thin mattress, her head shaved by rough hands, she hears a whisper. And it began in hell on earth. It is 1942 and eva Adami has boarded a train to Auschwitz. Read it in one day. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘this stunning historical fiction in the setting of Auschwitz will haunt me for a long time to come.
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - Fans of the choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will fall in love with this beautiful novel. It is a story of fierce friendships, and the most powerful love possible … I was so spellbound by this captivating, unbreakable spirits, riveting read that I could not put it down until I read every last word.
Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘this book grabbed me from the first sentence and didn't let me go for the entire journey. Readers are captivated by the Child of Auschwitz:‘This hauntingly heart-breaking story is one of pure, instinctual survival. But when eva arrives at auschwitz, there is no sign of Michal and the stark reality of the camp comes crashing down upon her.
When We Were Brave#ad - Izaak is a young jewish boy whose positive outlook is challenged daily as each new perilous situation comes along. In the panorama of world war ii, these are the high-stakes plots and endearing characters whose braided fates we pray will work out in the end. In when we were brave, we find a conflicted ss officer, Wilhelm Falk, who risks everything to escape the Wehrmacht and get out the message about the death camps.
American citizens, herbert müller and his family, are sent back to the hellish landscape of Germany because of the DNA coursing through their veins.
The Last Letter from Juliet: A heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 historical novelOne More Chapter #ad - Every nook of her Cornish cottage is alive with memories just waiting to be discovered. Katherine henderson has escaped to Cornwall for Christmas, but she soon finds there is more to her holiday cottage than meets the eye. Holy ******…i had to keep taking breaks in the last 15% just so I didn’t break down in a flood of tears’ Zoe Hartgen‘Read the first chapter and I.
The usa today bestseller!“i loved it!” jill mansellInspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience. A story of love not a story of a war…a daring wwii pilot who grew up among the clouds, Juliet Caron’s life was one of courage, adventure – and a love torn apart by war.
And on the eve of juliet’s 100th birthday, katherine is enlisted to make an old lady’s final Christmas wish come true…Me Before You meets The English Patient in this stunning romantic historical novel from award-winning author Melanie Hudson, perfect for fans of Readers love The Last Letter from Juliet‘OK….
The Last Letter from Juliet: A heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 historical novel #ad - I’ve finished the book. Hooked!’ skye’s mum‘if you only read one book this year make it the last letter from juliet’ tracey shults‘i just couldn't put it down until finished’ Jeanette‘Captures those stolen moments in dangerous and desperate times…beautiful, sacrifice, friendship, nostalgic and emotional’ Cheryl M-M‘Jam packed full of emotion…I don't usually read historical fiction but I'm so glad I read this’ Jennie Scanlan‘I can highly recommend this beautiful tale of love, courage and so much more’ Nessa Stimpson .