The Warsaw Sisters - Book Tour
Title: The Warsaw Sisters
Author: Amanda Barratt
Publisher: Revell Books
Genre: Historical Fiction
“Life I had learned, is as relentless as a river’s tide. It flows on, an inexorable current, and we can either huddle in a corner and weep over what has been dealt us or steel ourselves as its coursing waters carry us and save our tears for when no one can see.”
The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt was my first book by this author, but it absolutely will not be my last. Wow! What an impeccably researched and beautifully crafted story. It’s books like this that remind me why I love the historical fiction genre so much. I always walk away learning something and feeling such a deep admiration, respect, and quite frankly am often gobsmacked by what earlier generations went through. This book taught me so much about what the Poles went through during five years of occupation including: relentless bombings, Jews being forced behind a ghetto wall in Warsaw, networks of woman sheltering Jewish children, and Poland’s secret army. This story is told trough two sisters, Antonina and Helena. I think the dual POV is often so powerful, especially in Historical Fiction. There is so much heartbreak in this story, but it’s a story not to be forgotten.
“Grief was a blade, slicing deep, cutting your heart to shreds. With time, the blade grew dull, your hearts numb. But you still bled.”
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 My only quibbles is it felt long in a few places and I really wished at times I felt like I knew the characters better. However, I truly believe this would be how people would’ve behaved in those times, shielding pieces of themselves. And war is drawn out and long! I highly recommend this book and author!
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