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The Emerald Horizon (The Star and the Shamrock Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 2336 KB
- Print Length : 236 pages
- Publication Date : January 3, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B081V447NY
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,351 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I will read anything that Jean Grainger writes and can't give her work enough stars. Thank you Ms. Grainger for the beauty of your words.
This is a novel about hope despite all odds. The power of humanity helping others ...always wondering if you would be caught in that assistance.
It is a harrowing story that occurs in Germany and Ireland in 1944. And, despite the horrific events the author has managed to expertly weave hope into it. Hope and the will to survive. Incredible writing by this author.
Have read a lot of fiction from WW II lately and this one is right at the top of my reads. It is an excellent blending of characters, a multi layered plot and the indomitable spirit of humans and their capabilities.
Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons.
Ariella was forced to make a horrible choice in The Star and the Shamrock when she placed her two small children on the Kindertransport to take them to England. She had taken a chance on writing to an unknown relative of her husband to ask if she would take care of her children for her. She knew nothing of Elizabeth; but it was a chance for them. However, in spite of her having sent the letter, she hadn’t heard from Elizabeth and just hoped her children would be met and taken care of. Meanwhile, she had to figure out how to survive. For some unknown reason, her postmistress and neighbor, Frau Braun had pulled her off the street into her attic and had been hiding her the last four years. This was in spite of her husband being a big wig in the local Nazi party and her son, Will, was fighting for the Germans. Frau Braun would not tell her why she had been hiding Arielle; but she was.
Since all the news she heard was what came through Herr Braun, Arielle thought the war was turning in the Nazis favor. She just knew it had been four years since she had seen her children. Then her life really turns upside down when Frau Braun informs her that she must leave immediately. Where would she go and how would she live?
This book is undoubtedly one of the finest fiction about the Holocaust that I have read. Jean doesn’t try to shock us with gory details or language; but just let’s us figure out between he lines if we should choose. Now the waiting begins for the next book by Jean Grainger.
This story oozes hope in hopeless circumstances and love in a most sacrificial manner.
Open it’s pages and dive in to not only the horrors of war, but also the resiliency and power of a mother’s love.
Top reviews from other countries
I admire anyone that can bring history to life by putting it an historically accurate but fictional context that enables the reader to relate more easily to past events.
The story is so well written, and an extra bonus had carried on from the previous book.
Have read all jeans books and given each one a well deserved 5 stars ...
Can't wait till the next new book.