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The Plum Tree by [Wiseman, Ellen Marie]
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In the calm before the storm, Christine Bölz soaks in an idyllic morning in her small German town, basking in her new relationship with Isaac Bauerman, son of the wealthy Jewish family in whose house she works as a domestic servant. The glow of their new love is quickly tested as Hitler’s armies begin to move, and restrictions are placed on interactions between Jews and non-Jews. Spanning the pre- to postwar years, the novel follows Christine and her family as they endure the hardships of war. Persevering through threats from the Gestapo and the horrors of Dachau, Christine keeps her hopes for a future with Isaac alive. Although the major story line is supposed to be the love story between Christine and Isaac, their relationship develops too quickly, and the level of commitment they have for one another seems out of sync. Considerable time and attention are devoted to quotidian activities of country life and to describing setting and scenery. Readers who like slower-paced sentimental novels set during WWII will enjoy this novel. --Eve Gaus

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"The Holocaust was a horrendous time in world history, and Wiseman has added a personal touch on this era." ---VOYA

Product details

  • File Size: 2118 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; 1 edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009AY433M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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