Lilac Girls (kindle PDF) BY Martha Hall Kelly

Summary Lilac Girls

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 forgotte. I finished this book earlier in the day and I ve been pondering what to write for my review and I cannot put into words how much this book impacted me It s books like this that make me appreciate how fortunate I am for I know with great certainty that I could be nowhere as resilient FANTASTIC BOOK

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Lilac Girls

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine this debut novel reveals a story of love redemption and secrets that were hidden for decades 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 fr. This story is about three different women two of whom were real life characters according to the author s notes the third a prisoner at the all female prison camp Ravensbr ck Caroline Ferriday is the first narrator Kasia a young Polish girl and finally the notorious Herta Oberheuser don t read up on her experiments at meal time The setting is mainly during the years of WWII but the later third or so take place some years afterwardTypically such a subject matter would have me gripped to the book and bawling my eyes out at the gross inhumanity of the experiments the women at the camp were forced to endure but this just didn t grab me I can t understand why a fascinating albeit graphic bit of history can be put into a novel that in the end became increasingly tedious I don t know if it was the alternating third person narratives admittedly not a method I m terribly fond of or just flat characterscharacterization but I just didn t care about any of them not even Kasia and her fellow prisoners Caroline s narrative went on and on about her pretty dresses charities parties and all that name dropping and then there s the romantic element with no chemistry In the end I just didn t care and began to skim and it went on too long for before tying things up and moving onSorry but apparently I am in the minority and see this getting a lot of favorable reviews but due to the slowness of the story reaching it s resolution unlikeable characters and really Herta should have been a lot unlikeable and one too many social party and pretty dress for Caroline I just can t rate this higher YMMV

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Om Caroline Kasia Kuzmerick a Polish teenager senses her carefree 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 conseuences   For the ambitious young German doctor Herta Oberheuser an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life Once. Emotional Powerful Brutal This book will take your breath away it certainly stole mine Some stories are unforgettable no doubt that this one is among them However to leave it at that is not adeuate No This is different Not only did I appreciate this novel but it changed me It shook me to the core and rocked the very foundation on which I stand If you haven t yet read this you must It is imperative that we never forget the extraordinary suffering and enormous loss that took place during the Holocaust It is also something worth noting that one of the perspectives in Lilac Girls was from that of a Nazi doctor Herta Oberhauser I ve never read any piece of literature that gives a voice to one of the most evil humans in mankind This was by no means an easy read however it is critical that we all never forget the inhumanity that was the Holocaust


10 thoughts on “Lilac Girls

  1. says:

    No matter how many books I read about the atrocities of the holocaust the death camps the concentration camps I always feel that each of the stories must be told so it is not forgotten and no matter how difficult

  2. says:

    This story is about three different women two of whom were real life characters according to the author's notes the third a prisoner at the all female prison camp Ravensbrück Caroline Ferriday is the first narrator Kasia a young Polish girl and finally the notorious Herta Oberheuser don't read up on her experiments at meal time The settin

  3. says:

    I'm so very clearly in the minority here and I don't really feel like drawing the ire of the thousands of people who seem to have enjo

  4. says:

    Ravensbruck was Hitler's only major concentration camp exclusively for women The story is centered around three womeneach from 3 different countries Poland Germany and America before during and after World War II all based on the lives of real women in history There are actually several plots not sure any of them are minor The storytelling is disturbing gripping and written veraciouslyCaroline Ferriday's was a wealthy American w

  5. says:

    Emotional Powerful Brutal This book will take your breath away it certainly stole mine Some stories are unforgettable no doubt that this one is among them However to leave it at that is not adeuate No This is different Not only did

  6. says:

    No matter how many holocaust stories I read I still find them disturbing shocking and heart wrenching Surviving such a devastating experience brings with it a lifetime of horrors For no one truly forgets and nor should we3 w

  7. says:

    I finished this book earlier in the day and I've been pondering what to write for my review and I cannot put into words how much this book impacted me It's books like this that make me appreciate how fortunate I am for I know with

  8. says:

    Have you ever heard of the “Rabbit Girls?” I would imagine most reading this review have not Neither had I Unfortunately they are forgotten women of WWII This storyline is based on a true story Two of the three women we follow beginning in the year 1939 are real people and their names have not been changed The other is loosely based on a woman who was an actual “Rabbit Girl” All three women’s lives intersect Caroline a

  9. says:

    I tend to gravitate to books on WWII and the holocaust but I have never read a book about Ravensbrück the Nazi concentrati

  10. says:

    After all the books I've read about the horrors surronding WWII it still amazes me how awful humans can be to each other Lilac Girls is one of those novels that brings to light a little known atrocity the experimentation o