Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Auschwitz Escape

The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenberg grabs your attention from the first page and continues to hold it until the end. Mr. Rosenberg dramatically tells the story of the men and women of Auschwitz and how a few managed to escape to let the world know what was happening in the death camps of Hitler's Germany. Based on the Auschwitz Protocol,written by actual escapees, he has successfully blended the facts into a fast paced novel that draws one in and is sure to cause lack of sleep as you must find out what happens next.I also enjoyed the mild romance that runs through the book. Although the subject matter is unpleasant, I recommend this book as a must read.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

The Dancing Master is a Regency novel told from the male POV. Alec Valcourt , a Dancing and fencing master, suddenly finds himself as the head of his small family. Having lost the family dancing academy in London,he moves his mother and sister to his uncle's home in Devonshire. His hopes of starting a new academy are dashed  by the local gentry, who withhold their patronage from anyone who dances. To complicate matters the daughter of the woman who forbids dancing wishes to learn.
The Dancing Master is full of mystery and suspense. I enjoyed reading this book,even though I enjoyed Julie Klassen's other books more.

The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

Naomi Ragen is one of my favorite novels. I enjoy her views of Hassidic Jewish life. The Sisters Weiss is a story of two Hassid sisters who live a very structured and sheltered life. but now are faced with choices. They must make choices they can live with no matter what anyone else says. Many secrets are uncovered along the way. So sit back and another world.