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?...
|Title||:||White Rose, Black Forest|
|Number of Pages||:||270 pages|
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White Rose, Black Forest Reviews
Historical fiction about rescue of an airman by a German resistor. It takes place mostly within Germany’s Black Forest region in 1943-1944. This book was a mixed bag for me. While I found elements to enjoy, such as basing it around resistors in Nazi Germany, there were quite a few inconsistencies in the plot, and I found it a bit contrived. This book purports to be “based on a true story;” however, upon further research, it appears to be mostly fiction. The White Rose organization existed, but t ...more
The White Rose (die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for active opposition to the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich on 27 June 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core group by the Gestapo on 18 February 1943. They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who carried on dist ...more
Well done historical fiction about WWII
Good concept and great characters. The novel was extensively researched and the story was engaging. I highly recommend this excellent book
Just an amazing story that kept me at the edge of of seat. Franka is the ultimate heroine. She is hardworking, brave, smart, and beautiful inside and out. I have seen several movies with a German WWII point of view, but never a book. It felt very personal and sad to see how little we understood that German citizens suffered as well. Although fictitious, it felt realistic and at times intense. Loved it!
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!!
Good fast read
A different twist to WW2 historical fiction. Love this time period and this was a nice easy read. Highly recommend
Another bland/generic WW2 narrative.
A very enjoyable read but I suspect it won't stay with me for long.
It's 1943 in Nazi Germany. Franka is in her family's cabin in the Black Forest. She rescues a man in the snow and the story goes from there.
The book grabbed my attention from the start and it was great to read about what it was like to be a German citizen at that time.
The writing was a little on the nose at times and quite repetitive. There was also one gaping plot hole that threw me off at one point.
However, about halfway thro ...more