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 ...
|Title||:||White Rose, Black Forest|
|Number of Pages||:||270 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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White Rose, Black Forest Reviews
I received this book through Kindle Firsts in February 2018. I'll be honest; I've been in a book rut. I start books and then lose interest quickly. I thought I was done reading about WWII until this book came along. What an adventure! From the first few pages onward this book does not let up on the tension. There were many times I could feel the anxiousness and fear of the characters. It was a true historical fiction thriller. While there are many questions I had reading the first chapter they w ...more
Another great kindle first book that I found difficult to put down. My only complaint is that I could have done with the conclusion of the book being a little longer as I just wanted to read about these characters a little longer, and it just felt a bit rushed at the end. Not enough to ruin the book, but I think a little more detail at the end would have made it even better.
White Rose, Black Forest
Wow! Loved this WWII book so much. Franka, a German Nurse, and John, an Allied Spy, had quite the adventure. I went with my husband on a Viking Rhine River Cruise last June and this story ends up in the Black Forest and Basel Switzerland which we were lucky to experience on our trip.
The story of a German woman with anti-Nazi sentiments and and the American spy posing as a German soldier that she finds wounded in the snow and cares for in her secluded cabin. Would make a decent movie. The story moves along pretty well and the settings and characters are rounded out pretty well, but the dialogue is stilted and the romance contrived.
The story line of the book was great, very engaging. There were parts of the book that were repetitive, a sentence would state something and a few lines later it said almost exactly the same thing.
This was free for Prime members on Kindle, so why not? Maybe I'll read it one day.
If you love historical fiction, you’ll definitely enjoy reading this story! It’s a bit on a slower-pace side (a bit like All The Light We Cannot See, if you read that one) so if you’re into a fast-moving plot, you’ll only see some major action in the very end. However, for me personally, it worked in this particular case as it helped me better connect with the characters and get to know them and, what’s more important, their personal stories and secrets behind their actions. I particularly enjoy ...more
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!