The story is about two Polish sisters, Antonina and Helena, living in Warsaw in 1939. Though the sister’s story is fictional, the events surrounding them are based on historical facts.
The sisters are different in many ways yet share a common bond of love for all humanity and for their homeland. Throughout the book we see the different ways they deal with the sorrows and horrors of the war and its effects on them, their family, those they love, and the people surrounding them.
This story is a gripping one, for it is very emotional and though many times it will bring tears to your eyes, you will be compelled to read on searching for hope, justice, and reprieve for the characters in the story.
It is a sad story of how cruel war can be and how evil some people can be, but it is one that needs to be told, so that those who experienced it will never be forgotten.
They say history always repeats itself, in this case, I pray it does not.
I recommend this book to all who love historical fiction, especially WWII fiction, and I applaud the author on her fine research of the subject.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson