I worried that this book wouldn't be as good as The Alice Network, mostly because so many of the WWII lit I've read lately has been mediocre. BUT, I shouldn't have worried at all because Ms. Quinn obviously knows her stuff.
I had two different quotes that kept popping into my head while reading this book. The first, from Edmond Burke, is: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing." The other, from a YA Fantasy series I enjoyed, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: "It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry 'Monster!' and looked behind him."
My Top 12 Favorite Books of All Time. Creating this list was easy; containing it to a small number was hard, and there are many books I love that I didn't include. I could probably add more to this list, but I tried to keep myself reigned in, somewhat.
This book is classified as a romance, and it was the focus on love in the book, and how fleeting time can render it, how it shouldn't be squandered or put off....that was particularly romantic I thought.
...even the title itself gets you to think upon the various meanings behind the word “lost," not just missing, but how we can become lost without purpose, without our truth being told and remembered, how we can lose ourselves in confining ourselves to a role others set for us to play, how love can make us lose our heads and act irrationally, or heroically, and so much more.
This book actually reminded me a little bit of To Kill a Mockingbird – the writing, the Southern setting, the pacing, the court case, the prejudice, but particularly the court case.
A chronicle of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the tattooist of Auschwitz, as he risked his life to help others survive and fell in love during the bleakest of circumstances.
Divided loyalties and deadly secrets are taking their toll on the daughter of the house where enemy soldiers are housed. But as her prejudice disappears and she falls for the enemy, their love story ends tragically, or does it?
From critically acclaimed author Stephen P. Kiernan, The Baker's Secret delves into finding hope under the bleakest of circumstances in this WWII historical fiction.
Hauntingly beautiful, achingly tragic. That’s how I would describe the tale that Kate Morton wove for us in The Clockmaker’s Daughter.