Lilac Girls – Book Review

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This novel is beautifully written with characters that come to life on the pages as they creep into your heart.

This story takes place before, during and after World War II and moves between New York, Poland and Germany as it follows the course of the lives of three women who will come together over a series of horrific events.

Caroline Ferriday is a New Yorker whose life is centered around assisting the unfortunate in other countries – mostly France, but by the end of the book she has become aware of a group of women whose lives she intends to change through her fundraising efforts.

Kasia Kuzmerick, a young Polish teenager, is caught up in a Nazi sweep through her town and sent to a prison camp in Germany along with her sister, Mother and teenaged friend.

Herta Oberheuser, a young German doctor, at a Nazi prison camp whosedesire to become a surgeon leads her to an abyss. She is the dark force whose actions bring Caroline and Kasia together in the end.

This book is based on a true story and brought to light an event not many people have heard about. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves moving. amazing stories about lives, loves and relationships.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

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