Yet despite her best intentions, Sibyl soon finds betrayal does not come easy to her. Resolving to do everything she can to help her country she begins to spy to support the French Resistance. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Really enjoyed this book.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel #ad - She realises letting him get closer is her best chance of learning enemy secrets. What an exciting book with many twists and turns. I also loved reading about the Alsace Region. I loved this book. I lived it. 5 stars – renita d’silva‘A powerful and emotional story … truly heartbreaking. Commander von haagen is a soldier who yearns for poetry, something beyond the war, music, and Sibyl begins to enjoy the company of the man she’s spying on.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - It’s sad, its uplifting and it tells the wonderful story of Sarah, its poignant, the violin makers daughter and her journey as she flees her home country, to escape Nazi's …Beautifully written and a memorable read. Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘sharon maas never disappoints! she is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, harrowing, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah.
For now, bilingual Sarah is no longer a French Jew but a German girl. I would very highly recommend this book and give it ten stars if I could. Perfect for fans of the Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Ragged Edge of Night. 5/5 stars’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘I loved it! Once I started reading, I could not stop.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - . If you're going to read one war book this year which marks the 75th anniversary of D-day, 5 stars‘A gripping, heartbreaking, but yet heartwarming historical fiction that is based on real facts concerning Colmar, make it this one!’ Renita D’Silva, Alsace and Lorraine as well as French and German Resistance.
. A story of standing up for what you believe in; even if it’s going to break your heart.
The Lost Daughter of India: A heartbreaking novel of tragedy and secrets that will have you hookedBookouture #ad - Great characters, interesting perspective and strong settings. Asha is an adorable child but Caroline, homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in, struggles with motherhood. Heartbreaking on so many levels - a rich tapestry of a novel and a worthy read on any shelf' The Book Trail 'I have read and loved all of Sharon Maas's books but this one! Wow! I think this is her most emotional and beautiful book yet! Such a powerful story, so brilliantly narrated, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished.
Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they’ll come round, especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter, Asha. One woman. One impossible choice. Evokes a whole range of emotions. Batty about books'A beautifully written story of love against all the odds. Portobello Book Blog'A wonderful and heartrending book.
The Lost Daughter of India: A heartbreaking novel of tragedy and secrets that will have you hooked #ad - Sean's book reviews'A beautiful mesmerising work. Ten years later…caroline recovered from her illness, is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned. I was completely transported.
The Girl from the Sugar Plantation: A gripping and emotional family saga of love and secrets The Quint ChroniclesBookouture #ad - And mary grace and jock will be faced with the hardest decision of all – to fight for freedom or to follow their hearts…An utterly compelling and evocative story about the heart-breaking choices men and women had to make during a time of unimaginable change. The girl from the sugar plantation is a fascinating read!’ The Book Trail, 5 stars‘I practically read this book in one sitting.
Very highly recommended. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘an epic story of family deceit, love and identity set against a stunning backdrop… I adored The Girl From The Sugar Plantation and recommend it highly. As the mixed-race daughter of two white plantation owners, her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours, and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret… Aunt Winnie is the only person Mary Grace can confide in.
The Girl from the Sugar Plantation: A gripping and emotional family saga of love and secrets The Quint Chronicles #ad - And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent Jock Campbell, a planter with revolutionary ideas. But, with the onset of the Second World War, their lives will be changed forever. A wonderful and heartrending story with lovely characters. I loved, loved, loved this. What great writing from a great author… five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars‘The Girl from the Sugar Plantation is a beautifully written story that has it all.
I became invested in this story from the opening line and it held my attention to the very last. Maas has brought us a wonderfully written piece of historical fiction.
The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy - spellbinding historical fiction The Quint ChroniclesBookouture #ad - Brilliant. Baatty about Books'Intriguing and compelling. A page-turner that had me drawn into a previously unexplored world. A deeply satisfying read of love, loss and determination. Shaz’s book blog‘A beautifully written story of love against all the odds. Portobello book Blog'A beautifully written story of forbidden love.
. I fell in love with Winnie. I absolutely love sharon maas writing style- you can just picture the setting and the relationships between the characters in such a vivid world. Bookworms and shutterbugs'Superb book about love in a different age against all the odds. Life is sweet in the kingdom of sugar and Winnie along with her sister Johanna, they are birds of paradise, have neither worries nor responsibilities, protected from the poverty in the world around them.
But everything can change in a heartbeat…When Winnie falls in love with George Quint, from the other side, the black post-office boy, she soon finds herself slipping into a double life. The book is written with sensitivity and heart-aching honesty' The Bookshelf BlogAcclaim for Sharon Maas:’A terrific writer.
The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy - spellbinding historical fiction The Quint Chronicles #ad - Barbara erskine'a page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy. Katie fforde 'Beautifully and cleverly written. This is a beautiful, mesmerising work of fiction that makes you think about the past and the history of slavery… Sharon Maas is an author to look out for with regards to historical, romantic fiction.
Of Marriageable AgeBookouture #ad - And even against her gentle, apparently docile Ma. But ma harbours a deep secret… one that binds these three so disparate lives and hurtles them towards a truth that could destroy their world. A big book, big themes, an exotic background and characters that will live with you forever. Katie fforde'Beautifully and cleverly written.
A wondrous, spellbinding story which grips you from the first to the last page… I can't recall when I last enjoyed a book so much. Lesley pearse'from the first page I was hooked with this enchanting book… unputdownable. Audrey Howard. Three continents, three decades, intuitive and charismatic, three very disparate lives:Savitri, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in Madras.
It's a wonderful panoramic story and conveys such vivid pictures of the countries it portrays. A terrific writer. Barbara erskine'a vast canvas of memorable characters across a kaleidoscope of cultures… her epic story feels like an authentic reflection of a world full of sadness, joy and surprise. The observerA spellbinding story of forbidden love.
Of Marriageable Age #ad - But the traditional customs of her Brahmin family clash against English upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house. Nataraj, finds life in london heady, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, with girls and grass easily available… until he is summoned back home to face raw reality.
The Sugar Planter's Daughter: A beautiful heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy The Quint ChroniclesBookouture #ad - Evokes a whole range of emotions' Batty About Books'A beautifully written story of love against all the odds. Portobello book blog'a wonderful and heartrending book' Sean's Book Reviews'A beautiful mesmerising work. Johanna, stung by the rejection and the fragile state of her own marriage, is out for revenge – no matter how devastating the consequences.
I was completely transported' krafti reader'A terrific writer' Barbara Erskine'A page-turning story, crossing cultures and continents, full of humanity, reminiscent of Andrea Levy. Katie fforde'a beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness… with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.
Life with joy‘rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read. Shaz’s book Blog. But he only has eyes for Winnie. And despite johanna running her family’s sugar plantation, Winnie will always be their mother’s favourite daughter, a bitter pill for Johanna to swallow.
The Sugar Planter's Daughter: A beautiful heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy The Quint Chronicles #ad - With her sister away, Johanna finds herself increasingly drawn to George. A compelling and evocative story of betrayal, temptation and buried secrets that will captivate fans of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Furnivall. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father’s sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George – a poor black postman from the slums.
The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q: An epic page-turning family saga The Quint ChroniclesBookouture #ad - But as old wounds re-open, Dorothea and Rika are further apart than ever. Inky soon learns that her grandmother is sitting on a small fortune. Three generations of women. One family heirloom that could change everything. When she ran away from her childhood home in Guyana, Rika swore that she would never return.
Thirty years of family secrets. Cut off from her family, inky, she has fought hard to make a life for herself and daughter, in London. Now, rika’s cantankerous, wheelchair-bound mother, over thirty years later, Dorothea, arrives in London. As she uncovers the secrets of the past one by one, she unravels the tragedy that tore her mother and grandmother apart.
The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q: An epic page-turning family saga The Quint Chronicles #ad - But nothing can prepare her, for Dorothea’s final, or Rika, unexpected revelation. An epic, the strength of words left unspoken, mesmerizing tale of tragic loss, and the redeeming power of love.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novelBookouture #ad - Hauntingly beautiful… incredibly powerful… I cried, I grieved and I hoped… I was left both heartbroken and satisfied. Robin loves reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘heart-wrenching… It is an emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears. This is a book i will put back to read again, I enjoyed it so much.
So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic. In the quiet gloom of the secret room, fearless girlfriend, Michael talks of his beautiful, Elke. It is a book you can't put down. Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘It brought me to tears… impossible for me to put it down.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel #ad - Heart wrenching… i really struggled to put this book down, particularly the end of the book which I sat up until 2am reading and trying hard not to wake my husband with my crying!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice.
In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. But elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden. Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend’s eyes. I was captured… Made me feel like I was right there.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - A beautifully written story that captivated my mind and heart. It was a true page-turner… the author hit a true home run with this one. I adored this book from start to finish. A tumbledown farmhouse, on the outskirts of a close-knit village in the heart of the rolling hills of Bavaria. Highly recommended. Sibzzreads, 5 stars ‘5 stars for the secret Letter! The writing is spectacular…There is romance, intrigue and a weaving of these two lives into one riveting ending.
Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘this book deserves 20 stars! based on many historical and personal family history, the story of two young girls, one British and one German from the start of WW2 to present day is one of the most well written stories I've ever read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars. So magda secretly joins the White Rose Movement and begins to rebel against the oppressive, frightening world around her.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction #ad - And one young girl who refuses to give up on what she believes in… london, she notices the postmark is stamped from germany - and it sends shivers down her spine… Germany, cruelly snatched from her and sent to a concentration camp – the Star of David sewn on her faded, 1939: Thirteen-year-old Magda is devastated by the loss of her best friend, unfamiliar handwriting, shy and gentle Lotte, 2018: When ninety-four-year-old Imogen receives a letter addressed to her in neat, brown coat.
Fans of orphan train, sweeping, the tattooist of Auschwitz and The Book Thief will be utterly gripped by this beautiful, World War Two novel. A once happy family home torn apart by Nazi rule. I was blown away by this book and I’m sure you will be too.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - One of the best characters in a book EVER! What a fantastic, heart-wrenching tale, beautiful, incredibly told. An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this book was excellent! Totally kept my attention and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters.
I absolutely loved every single page. Eva is an extraordinary character, strong, smart, loyal, loving, funny, and brave. A phenomenal read!!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this may be my new favorite book!!!! I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of and possible involvement in questionable activities centering around WWII events.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - Readers are hooked on my name is eva: ‘could not put this book down, i sympathized all because of Evelyn…I could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I cheered, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!…I absolutely loved this book !…I laughed, I cried, I thought you go girl !!.
. I don't want to say anything else but what a fantastic read… I can't recommend this book enough !!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘What a magnificent read! Eva is amazing. I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. An absolutely beautiful book. Kim the bookworm, 5 stars‘a poignant and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish.