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Tsura: A World War II Romance Kindle Edition
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Tsura is a Roma living in Romania during WWII; actually 1944. She finds life almost not livable surrounded by Romanians and Germans that all hate the Roma. In addition she has her own internal devastating problem to deal with.
Her brother loses in a leg in the war, is thrown into an concentration camp when they discover he is a Roma, and Tsura is in love with a Jew. Not a good scenario for 1944 in Romania. Therefore she starts her battle to survive until the end of WWII. She marries a Romanian who is an interpreter for the Germans to survive; a marriage of convenience
From that point on, Tsura is constantly tries to handle the terrible environment she finds herself and the result is not a “Chick Book” but a struggle so many Europeans found themselves during WWII. If it was not for the explicit intimate scenes in the start and at the end, I would strongly recommend this Four Star to my friend. If you are not too concerned by these scenes, Enjoy a good historical fiction book by Heather Anastasiu
Tsura is a book that I would probably not pick from the shelve based on the cover or the synopsis. As a sci-fi and horror fan and erotica writer, WW2 romance was never high on my reading list.
But sometimes, you take a chance and give a chance, and I'm glad I did. Tsura was a wonderfully suspenseful tale full of romance, conflicting characters that eventually have no other option than to set aside their biases and presuppositions about each other, and a history lesson focussing on an aspect of the Great European War that's mostly left unhighlighted in popular historical literature, fiction or non-fiction.
The writing style and prose of Heather Anastasiu are an invitation, the plot and conflicts a true feast. Looking forward to picking up part 2, where part 1 left off.
Tsura by Heather Anastasiu is a tale of war and love, set against the backdrop of wartime Romania, allied with the Germans as a protective shield against the Russians who covet Romanian territory. This compelling story explores the actions and feelings of people caught in a seemingly no-win situation, a small nation caught between two equally undesirable situations, fighting to survive. The growth of the characters, as they come to terms with their situations, is profound. The author has done a fantastic job of showing the potentially devastating effect of war on human relationships, and the way that different people respond to desperate circumstances.
This novel ends on something of a cliffhanger, but in this instance, the author can be forgiven, for the cliffhanger ends one chapter in the main characters’ lives and sets the stage for even more chilling events to come.
When I pick up a free book, I have to admit, my expectations aren't high, so this was such a delightful surprise. I know some customers have been a little bugged that it's essentially a 2-parter, and the second book is $3, but for me, 2 great books (that I'll read again in the years to come) for $3 is really a bargain, so I was more than happy to buy the sequel after finishing this.
I loved how refreshing the setting was. I love WWII books, and I've read so many, and they're usually set in Germany, France, or England. So Romania was really unique. I really enjoyed the pace of the story; it wasn't so fast that I couldn't savor the conversations and interactions, but it wasn't so slow that my attention wandered.
The plot was one of my favorites I've ever read. It had all the ingredients that I enjoy in a story. I really, truly hope I'm not spoiling anything when I say that the love story is one of the best I've ever read. It was realistic (I absolutely hate it when a couple just magically falls in love after just a couple interactions), and really engrossing.
Highly recommended for fans of historical romances. Just a couple words of caution for sensitive readers, there are a couple f-bombs, a smattering of crude words, and a couple scenes that I would not recommend to less than mature readers. But I didn't feel like it was a dirty book, just a couple parts were for mature audiences.
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