Lilac Girls - Lilac Girls, Bk 1 Author:Martha Hall Kelly New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 -- and then sets its sights on France. — An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her ca... more »refree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.
For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.
The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents -- from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland -- as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.« less
One to add to my list of favorite books! Martha Hall Kelly has a bright future ahead of her as an author. She did the research and kept it true no matter how painful. She made the three main women's stories come to life. Will not leave any hints in the review to ruin the storyline. But it's a must read. I am interested in reading more about the "rabbits".
This was a difficult book to read but I'm so glad that I did and that I know their stories. A novel based on real people makes it more intense and more precious than I can even express in words.
It shows you all the angles, heartache and courage of the Holocaust and just how important it was for the survivors to tell this story. Their strength brings the horror that none of us can imagine right into our hands to bear witness, so that no one forgets what happened.
Get it, read it - you won't regret it.