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- Print Length: 306 pages
- Publication Date: January 22, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077P28WDK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The past couple of years I've been lucky to find, (or have they found me?!?), these unassuming little books that I, in no way, could have imagined the impact they would have on me. I love when I'm completely wrapped up in a book and the whole world fades away. That's what happened to me on Sunday when I started this book, I could not put it down. And I didn't, until I devoured every last word. Searching for Gertrude had me completely mesmerized as I journeyed along with Rudolf and Rosalynn in what started as a quest to find Rudolf's long lost love Gertrude, but developed into so much more.
This book, these characters, I was consumed by them! This story is beautiful and heartbreaking and captivating. It's charming and engaging and I didn't want it to end. I loved that we got to be inside both Rosalynn and Rudolf's heads, so we were able to see things from each of their points of view during a very tumultuous time in the world. I appreciate how much research and detail went into this book, as it really brought the characters and story to life. What a truly inspiring, sweet, and endearing book!
Searching for Gertrude is already a top read for 2018!
Searching for Gertrude is in two words spectacularly beautiful. It is emotional, beautiful, captivating and just engaging and so so amazing. DE Haggerty’s creates the environment of what Rudolf and Rosalynn are going through that is so palpable and real. She creates the historical emotion and happenings in such a realistic way in both situations and emotion.
Rudolf and Rosalynn are extremely strong and very brave. Rudolf just takes your breath away with his love for Gertrude and the lengths he goes for that love. Even though that love has morphed he still does so much to find peace and resolution. And Rosalynn wow..what a very brave and compassionate woman. What she does for Rudolf and also the family she is working for is just wow. Rosalynn’s eyes are opened to the dangers of the war and Hitler when she is in Turkey working as a nanny. She sees the gravity of the situation and the danger of being jewish and yet she still helps Rudolf try to find his love.
What makes Rudolf so unique? He is a german in love with a jew in the time of Hitler and he changed his world to find gertrude the woman he was betrothed to until she had to escape Germany for being jewish. His journey is so so sad and beautiful. But his journey to finding acceptance and a new love is equally as compelling and emotional. You can’t help but fall in love with both Rudolf and Rosalynn. You literally feel the danger, intrigue of the situation Rudolf and Rosalynn are in. You also feel the friendship, respect and love that just leaps off the page and engulfs you in every moment and breath.
The plot is so so complex but brilliantly written with so much growth of characters, love poring through each action and description and the feel and the moments that DE Haggerty creates are beautiful, feel so real, emotional and just engross you into this harrowing and beautiful story of two people risking everything to find a lost love and gain a new love. A love that is built on friendship and a bond of going through something dangerous and harrowing.
We learn about the laws that are going down in Germany at the beginning of Hitler Resign. The Nazi believed that Germans were not allowed to marry Jews. Will Rulfoff find this love or will Rudolf get his answers by searching for the girl he fell in love with when he was young. Things to go down hill when his love of his life family must move away to Turkey. He is determined to find her.
He goes undercover for his government even though he does not follow or like this government laws and ideas. As a german consulate there are a few surprises along the way will he go against or follow this government as he is now working for them. Find out by reading.
Rosalyn is an American Jew who come to Turkey to be a Nanny. Rudolf stumbles upon her in his search for Gertrude and ask her for help. Does she help him or not you will need to read the story to know for sure.
Rosalyn come to Turkey for her own reason as well. There is twist and turns throughout the book. Will Roslynn do as she came to do in Turkey. The author does a wonderful job with the plot. I could not put it down and the fact, that she shows the time and era and history behind what going on in Turkey. Is Turkey with Nazi or they Nurteral during the War. If you are a historical fiction reader or just like learn some facts about history. This book is a good one to pick up. Want to learn more about Germany or Nazi Germany and other surrounding areas or Turkey in the 1930’s.
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