This week the book I’m featuring is:
My future is waiting, a spark in the distance burning steadily brighter as the train approaches the city.
Y’all… WOW! Okay so this book doesn’t officially release until later this month on the 26th, but WOW. I’ve had a really hard time being able to get sucked into books right now with all of the quarantine madness, but this one held me captive! Even though this is a genre I would read normally, my emotions have been pretty up and down so I have been sticking to lighter reads. There were parts in this one that definitely made me cry, but Amanda Barratt’s storytelling was absolutely masterful. I don’t even have the right words to do it justice. I’ll be sharing my full review soon, but until then just take my word on it and either pre-order or get your hands on a copy once it releases. Just don’t forget to have tissues handy. Sooo good!
About the Book:
Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor–that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler’s machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife’s edge of discovery by the gestapo.
Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she’s been brought up to believe in the fuhrer’s divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.
Soon Annalise joins their double life–students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they’re all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.
A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.
About the Author:
ECPA best-selling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story–a spin-off of Jane Eyre. Now, Amanda writes romantic, historical fiction, penning stories of beauty and brokenness set against the backdrop of bygone eras not so very different from our own. She’s the author of over a dozen novels and novellas, including The White Rose Resists: A Novel of the German Students Who Defied Hitler and My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love.
Amanda lives in the woods of Michigan with her fabulous family, where she can be found reading way too many books, plotting her next novel, and jotting down imaginary travel itineraries for her dream vacation to Europe.
Connect with her on Facebook and visit her online at amandabarratt.net
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