In the shadows of World War II, trust becomes the greatest risk of all for two strangers.December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber familys summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live.That is, until she discovers an unconscious airman lying in the snow wearing a Luftwaffe uniform, his parachute flapping in the wind. Unwilling to let him die, Franka takes him to her familys isolated cabin despite her hatred for the regime he represents. But when it turns out that he is not who he seems, Franka begins a race against time to unravel the mystery of the airmans true identity. Their tenuous bond becomes as inseparable as it is dangerous. Hunted by the Gestapo, can they trust each other enough to join forces on a mission that could change the face of the war and their own lives forever?...
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White Rose, Black Forest Reviews
How far away this now appeared until I too started to feel the fear. This stays with you till the very last paragraph!
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
With the surfeit of World War II novels currently available, I was initially ambivalent about starting this book, especially since my TBR list is overwhelmingly long. The story drew me in immediately. I found a different perspective from most of the other WWII books I've read as Dempsey described the war from inside Germany: the events of the 1930's that led up to the war, the rise of the Nazi party, the elimination of any protest against what was hap ...more
Pretty darn good. At times, I didn’t want to put it down. I definitely recommend this book, especially for those who are interested in the history of the holocaust.
This was free for Prime members on Kindle, so why not? Maybe I'll read it one day.
I loved this book. A really great read if you enjoy Historical Fiction as I do. This story is about a woman who finds a soldier unconscious in the forest during World War II. She goes to great deal of trouble to save him. They both help each other during this terrible time of the Nazi regime. This is the second book I've read by this author having read Finding Rebecca which I also enjoyed. Looking forward to reading more books by Eoin Dempsey. I highly recommend this book...
White Rose, Black Forest was my Kindle First selection for February 2018.
Although World War II is one of my favorite topics to explore in literature, it had been a little while since I'd read a book about it. Maybe I've just not been in the mood for anything overly heavy lately, as books about WW-II Europe generally knock the wind right out of me and leave me feeling a mixture of macabre fascination and dumbfounded despair at the cruelties endured during that time.
While White Rose, Black Fores ...more
Shadows of My Father
This is what my father did during WWII. And yes, this is what it was like, you went in with no one but yourself to depend upon and knowing that America denied knowing you if you got caught. These were the true heroes, but they knew no medals waited in the wings for them no matter how brave and strong they were. After all, they didn't exist!!
I got this as a free Kindle book since I am an Amazon Prime member. I am not usually a fiction reader, and had already guessed the ending by the time I read the book summary, but read it nonetheless. Even having a pretty solid guess at how the book would end did not deter me from finishing the book in merely 2 days!
The trust-building between two strangers in a short amount of time was written in a believable manner, and I loved all the twists and adventures between the beginning and the end. An ...more