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White Rose, Black Forest
White Rose, Black Forest | Eoin Dempsey
25 posts | 19 read | 47 to read
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 family's 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 family's 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 airman's 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 change the face of the war and their own lives forever?
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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#LetsTravelJuly Franka decides to help an American soldier who has made an unexpected parachute landing near her cabin in the Black #Forest in Germany during WWII, even though she knows it is dangerous for her.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌳 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

Franka decides to help an American soldier who has made an unexpected parachute landing near her cabin in Germany during WWII, even though she knows it is dangerous for her.

I really liked this book from my #NewYearWhoDis list. @monalyisha @Maria514626

#LitsyAtoZ #AbecedarianTBR #W @BookishMarginalia

Maria514626 Glad you liked it! 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I'm about halfway through- great book so far! #coffeeandabook

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CoffeeNBooks
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Blh87 LOVE your mug! 7mo
Slajaunie Love the mug as well! 7mo
NikkiRae Love the cup! I almost bought one just like it but didn‘t. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#JazzyJune #BAndWBooks This one was on the #NewYearWhoDis list I received, and it's on my July TBR stack. I just read the first chapter and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of it.
@Eggs

Eggs Looks good!🖤💟 7mo
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toofondofbooks
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Mehso-so

This wasn't a bad book. But it wasn't great. It was very flat for lack of a better word. Just didn't work for me.

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Butterflyamore
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We went to a library book sale today. Everything was half price, which meant that most books were under $1. I, however, just had to pick out four of their higher priced books ($8), which meant we paid $4 a piece for those.

Louisiana‘s Way Home, White Rose Black Forest, The Sun Does Shine, and Two Girls Down were all wish list books. I‘ve already read Defending Jacob but it was a library copy so I was happy to take this one home to own for .50.

SarahHarts_books Awesome!!!😍😍😍 9mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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I love these photo challenges bc they always cause me to stumble upon fantastic sounding books that I‘ve never heard of! This one is a WWII story about a German dissenter who finds the body of an unconscious Nazi airman in the woods and takes him back to her cabin to care for him. Possibly based on a true story? Add it to the list!
#Roses #literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Oooh, that does sound good! 12mo
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cindasious
Pickpick

Good

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Maria514626
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Pickpick

The happenings in this book made me very nervous and anxious. (It would make a fabulous film.)

Franka‘s, the MC‘s, state of mind about the world is interesting and heartbreaking. What is the future worth when you lose people you love and you‘re ruled by a tyrant that seems unstoppable?

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Elizabeth2
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Pickpick

I enjoy World War II fiction and this book did not disappoint! It reads more like a thriller than historical fiction, with a fast pace and heart stopping suspense. I found that I was so nervous for the characters that I had to breathe deep and brace myself several times while reading this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Elizabeth2
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Starting this one tonight. It was a Kindle First pick from earlier this year. Going to get one more book in before I start the 1,000 page book club book waiting for me. 😃📚 That 1,000 pager is going to make it tough to meet my goal for the number of books read for this year. 🤷‍♀️

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suvata
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Pickpick

It always amazes me how many stories are set during WWII, still I learn something new from each of them. This book is about a German woman, an ex-nurse, living in the wilderness of the Black Forest. She has lost her entire family through either illness or war and is wandering away from her cabin intending to commit suicide. Suddenly, she sees a half-frozen man unconscious on a snowy hillside. The drama begins there and grabs you to the end.

KikiLovesBooks Sounds really good! 1y
Foragingfantasy Stacking! 1y
suvata @KikiLovesBooks It was really good. 1y
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suvata
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Next up!

mimi07abdi Omg loved it such a wonderful historical fiction 1y
suvata @mimi07abdi I know what you mean. I could not put it down last night. 1y
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mimi07abdi
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This was such a heart racing book it was so hard to put it down. Another historical fiction I really enjoyed. A must pick this year... #whiteroseblackforest #eoindempsey

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451Degrees
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Pickpick

Man what a page turner! Had me going till the last second😫☺️ these are the books I live for! #suspense #tillthelastpage #wwii

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451Degrees
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The writing in this book is incredible😍

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booksandsympathy
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I somehow forgot until now to check the kindle first picks for the month. This book looks amazing.

DivineDiana So glad Amazon reminded me with an email! Just downloaded my copy. 😉 2y
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ssravp
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Pickpick

Another very good get from Amazon First. I‘ve read a lot of WWII era historical fiction in the last few months, and this one is one of my favorites.

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SoSheTries

I just discovered amazon first reads and downloaded this. Historical fiction isn‘t my typical genre but it sounded good so I hope I love it!

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Elizabeth2
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My February Amazon First choice. Had a tough time choosing this month. Silent Victim looked good, too. 📚

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Bostonmomx2
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I chose this from the Amazon first or kindle first or whatever it‘s called now. Yet another WWII novel....I can‘t seem to stop reading them 😊

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IheartYA
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I've been struggling. DNFed 3 books in the last couple of days. Downloaded this one through Amazon first reads. I woke up sick so maybe I can really get into it if I need to relax later.

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Redwritinghood Hope you feel better soon. I was sick the last couple of days and it was awful. 2y
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