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message 1: by Susanne (new)

Susanne  Strong Such an incredibly written thoughtful review Angela! I am trying to read this one now and am having a hard time. I loved The German Girl but I can't get into this one.. I have to push through it.. I so appreciate your thoughts however as it makes me realize that it's not just me.


message 2: by Violet (new)

Violet wells Flat and straightforward writing is a no no for me. Nice review, Angela. Hope next read is more exciting.


message 3: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I liked it quite a bit and didn’t find the writing to be flat. Sorry it didn’t work for you, Angela. Great review


message 4: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Susanne, I had to push through this one too and I enjoyed the German Girl better . I read this with Diane and Esil and I think in the end , we all agree. It’s hard to write a review for a book like this - important but just didn’t quite work.


message 5: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Violet, thanks. You know how important I think these war stories and holocaust stories are , so it’s hard to not give a higher rating. However, it’s the book and not what happened that I’m judging. Thanks.


message 6: by KAS (new)

KAS Sorry you didn’t enjoy this one more, Angela, but of course your review is so wonderfully and thoughtful written!! Hope you are really enjoying your current read :) 🌷💚🌷


message 7: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Tammy, thanks. I know you loved it and some of my other trusted GR friends did too, but something about the writing kept me from totally connecting.


message 8: by Angela M (new)

Angela M KAS, thanks so much as always for taking the time to comment!


message 9: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Angela M wrote: "Tammy, thanks. I know you loved it and some of my other trusted GR friends did too, but something about the writing kept me from totally connecting."

I understand. It’s happened to me, too.


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Masterson Fantastic review, Angela! I’m sorry the writing style wasn’t the greatest. I hope your next book is much better. ❤️


message 11: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Jennifer, thanks! I’m may be an outlier here but sometimes you just can’t connect .


message 12: by Holly (new)

Holly  B Sounds like it could have been better, but great review!


message 13: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Holly, thanks!


message 14: by Christine (last edited Apr 15, 2019 12:30PM) (new)

Christine Ah, I am disappointed you didn’t like it more, Angela. I may give it a rip anyway. Appreciate your review as always.


message 15: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Thanks, Christine. There are others who enjoyed it more . I hope you do too. Hard to rate this kind of story 3 stars , but it’s the telling of it that didn’t work for me .


message 16: by Christine (new)

Christine I can understand that, Angela. I’m still a historical fiction newbie, so I may well like it a bit better.


message 17: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Having just recently read The Things We Cannot Say, I can’t help but compare. I do hope you enjoy it. I liked it but didn’t love it.


message 18: by Christine (new)

Christine I am really excited about that one, Angela. I am in the library queue for it.


message 19: by Nicola (new)

Nicola Gipson Sorry to see you were a little disappointed on this Angela. :)


message 20: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Nicola , thanks. It was okay and I guess we can’t love them all !


message 21: by Marialyce (new)

Marialyce Yes not every book is a five star read. On
to better books.


message 22: by Jaline (new)

Jaline I had looked at this one, but something stopped me from getting it. After reading your review, and knowing that we often sense the same things in books, I'm glad I moved on. May your next read make the earth move for you! :)


Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader I appreciate your thoughtful review, Angela. We read so many of these WWII novels, I understand what you mean about comparing. I have this one coming, and it’s my first from this author, though I own The German Girl.


Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* Fantastic review, Angela! Sorry this one was not for you. Hope your next one is fantastic.


message 25: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Marialyce wrote: "Yes not every book is a five star read. On
to better books."


Thanks, Marialyce.


message 26: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Jaline wrote: "I had looked at this one, but something stopped me from getting it. After reading your review, and knowing that we often sense the same things in books, I'm glad I moved on. May your next read make..."

Jaline , thanks very much. I guess we can’t love them all. My current book is not moving the earth but shaking it a little- lol.


message 27: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader wrote: "I appreciate your thoughtful review, Angela. We read so many of these WWII novels, I understand what you mean about comparing. I have this one coming, and it’s my first from this author, though I o..."

Jennifer, thanks. I did like the German Girl more, but that was a bit more YA than I anticipated. It’s hard not to rate a book about these horrific events more, but I can’t help but compare. I was so taken with The Things We Cannot Say and this didn’t affect me in the same way. I’ll be interested in what you think.


message 28: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* wrote: "Fantastic review, Angela! Sorry this one was not for you. Hope your next one is fantastic."

Mary Beth, thanks!


message 29: by Libby (new)

Libby Wonderful review Angela! I don't wonder that you compare at all, you read so many books, how could you not? Hope your next read is better.


message 30: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Libby , thanks. Hard not to compare even though stories are not exactly the same.


message 31: by Esil (new)

Esil Excellent and very fair review, Angela.


message 32: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Esil, thanks very much . I wish we had all liked it better than we did.


message 33: by Kaceey (new)

Kaceey Excellent review Angela! Sorry it fell short for you!


message 34: by JanB (new)

JanB Angela, you wrote a very thoughtful, fair and balanced review. A book can be important but if not enjoyable it's not worth your time. Thanks for the head's up.


message 35: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Thanks, Kaceey and Jan. I want to be honest in my reviews .


message 36: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Terrific, honest review, Angela. I loved this, but if it didn't work for you then I do hope your current read is one you are enjoying more!


message 37: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Cheri , thanks so much . I know you loved it and I thought I would too, but the writing was a little lacking and just didn’t captivate me.


message 38: by Debbie (last edited Apr 17, 2019 01:16AM) (new)

Debbie No time for a 3-bee! Excellent review, Angela! So glad you're doing the scouting....!


message 39: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Haha! Thanks, Debbie.


message 40: by Felicia (new)

Felicia This genre pool is so deep. Mediocre just doesn't cut it anymore. Great review 👍


message 41: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Felicia, you’re so right. So many good ones , it’s hard not compare.


Brenda - Traveling Sister Great review, Angela! I wish this one had been better for you. I have it


message 43: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Brenda, thanks. There are a lot of positive reviews . I’ll be interested in your thoughts.


Dorie  - Traveling Sister :) Thoughtful honest review Angela :)


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