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...
|Title||:||White Rose, Black Forest|
|Number of Pages||:||270 pages|
White Rose, Black Forest Reviews
Didn't reach any heights. The heroine was talented, brave and beautiful. The hero was strong, clever and handsome. They reveal their pasts. Evade the Gestapo to scape to Switzerland. A bit hackneyed. It even had a "Dear John" letter.
Happens to be the only book that intrigued me in months and of course, it's not out yet. I cry!
DNF 51%. This book started with a great bang and I was so excited to be reading it. Then it just started to read like a text book, where the writing seemed almost to be conveying facts with such little emotion that I have been bored the last 30%. I'm sad, but I'm moving on.
I love thrillers. I like action, and I appreciate writers who know how to combine them all at once -War, romance, mystery (which I need in a book to think) into a good plot. So while I was searching for my next reading, I came across "white rose, black forest" by Eoin Dempsey. "well Ramon" I say to self, "search no more."
I found all that I was looking for in this book. Anyone who reads books about the period of the World War 2 as a hobby must also know that everything written in papers, even if ...more
I got this as a free Kindle book since I am an Amazon Prime member. I am not usually a fiction reader, and had already guessed the ending by the time I read the book summary, but read it nonetheless. Even having a pretty solid guess at how the book would end did not deter me from finishing the book in merely 2 days!
The trust-building between two strangers in a short amount of time was written in a believable manner, and I loved all the twists and adventures between the beginning and the end. An ...more
I do enjoy a well written WW2 story, so when I read about this book I had to snap it up! What can I say ? It was disappointing , the story sounded so promising, but I am sad to say it did not live up to it’s promise. It is superficially written, has rather shallow characters and just did not work for me.
I believe it is meant to be based on a true story, but there is little evidence of this.
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
The first 50 pages and last 50 pages of this book were compelling. It was the 150 pages of drudgery in the middle, as well as the unrealistic and forced dialogue, that makes this a 2-Star read.