Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lilac Girls By Martha Hall Kelly

Out now from Ballantine Books/Random House Books is Lilac Girls By Martha Hall Kelly.  Based on the real-life story of a New York socialite who championed a group of concentration camp survivors known as the Rabbits, this it claimed debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

  Caroline Ferriday is a former Broadway actress in liaison to the French consulate whose life is forever changed when Hitler’s army invaded Poland in September 1939, then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, sinks deeper into her role as a courier for the underground resistance movement. In Germany, Herta Oberheuser, a young doctor, answers an ad for government medical position only to find herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
My Opinion: I found this book to very move in and it’s such a horrific event in American history that this happened and it was very captivating and compelling as I’d never want to put the book down when I was reading it. It is an amazing journey of these women and how they became friends in such a tragic time.

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