The most meaningful aspect of WWII stories is learning about ordinary people who summon strength and courage they didn't know they had to save themselves and others against incredible odds, a theme that is central to this novel.
I believe the coded book central to this novel is based on true events; an author's note would have been very helpful. Also, there was one character that was consistently annoying and at least one aspect of the novel that didn't seem true to my limited knowledge of the Jewish faith. All of this, plus a heavy emphasis on romance, limited my enjoyment of this title.
I listened to the audiobook and appreciated Madeleine Maby's narration. I'm not sure I would have finished reading a print book.
This book is fantastic, one of the best I've read in a while. I loved all the characters, the storyline was intriguing and fast-paced, and even the ending was great. Danger and rescues, betrayal, romance, Nazis - what's not to love?
Excellent blend of history, romance and hope when all appears lost. Excellent read!