Im just going to be honest here…I don’t usually read secular books. But when I find one that is not only EPIC, but also based on HISTORY…Oh baby, I’m in heaven! I could hardly put this one down! I absolutely loved the story line! the characters were instantly endearing, and the historic backdrop of Nazi occupied Poland, was fascinating.
The story basically surrounds the Dziak family: Papa, Mama, Alina and her twin Brothers. It depicts a simple, yet lovely life on a farm outside of a tiny rural town in Poland. Once World war 2 breaks out and the Nazis take over Poland…all of that changes.
The story centers on the Dziak’s Daughter Alina. She dreams of a life where she, and her sweetheart, Tomasz can be married, and start a life of their own. Her somewhat naive thinking gets her in trouble many times, and it isn’t until her Tomasz disappeares that begins to worry about her idealistic dreams.
I love how the author weaves together the past and present, in a way that leaves you coming back for more! It was very hard for me to put this one down, and I’m pretty sure that I read it in less than a week!! I literally dreamt about the story whenever I went to sleep, and woke thinking about the characters!
I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves a good story, but especially anyone who loves history. Check it out!
Anyways…I hope you love this book as much as I did! Enjoy!