I could NOT put this book down. I have read many books centered around WWII and this is one of my favorites. If you enjoyed The Nightengale, Sarahs Key, Lilac Girls then you will enjoy this. Not until the end did I realize it was based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting. Good book!!
Can there be a beautiful love story, a story of heart and soul in the midst of concentration camps and the horrors they evoke? Yes! This story based on the memory of a survivor is all that. Beautifully written with great depth. A wondrous story of survival and life!
I am always intrigued by stories like this one. From such heartache, pain, suffering, loss and the worst that mankind can do to each other, has come a story of survival, love and deep caring. It's wonderfully written with an easy flow to it. I was able to read it in just a couple of hours.
This is a most interesting story and reveals much about the horrors of being the person who tatoo'ed the inmates in that nightmare tale. Just when I was gripped by the details, however, the story seemed to lose steam. This was as though the author lost momentum and what should have been a fascinating end of the story simply evolved into dates, numbers,a few photographs but no more meat on the bones. These people who lived this horror deserved much more description and information about how their lives were lived than a few sentences of summary. I felt cheated from what should have been a triumph and success but was barely fact against a backdrop of normal. Darn! These monumental folks deserved a lot more.
My book club choice this time around. I finished it in a week.Wow! What a powerful story of resilience and love.Imagine finding a lifelong love in the most horrid place imaginable.It was inspiring.Don't complain about your daily grind. We don't have a reason to complain.