The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie

Kristin Harmel / Jul 24, 2019

The Room on Rue Am lie A moving and entrancing novel set in Paris during World War II about an American woman a dashing pilot and a young Jewish girl whose fates unexpectedly entwine perfect for the fans of Kristen Hannah

  • Title: The Room on Rue Amélie
  • Author: Kristin Harmel
  • ISBN: The Room on Rue Amélie
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  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • A moving and entrancing novel set in Paris during World War II about an American woman, a dashing pilot, and a young Jewish girl whose fates unexpectedly entwine perfect for the fans of Kristen Hannah s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly s Lilac Girls, this is an emotional, heart breaking, inspiring tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of A moving and entrancing novel set in Paris during World War II about an American woman, a dashing pilot, and a young Jewish girl whose fates unexpectedly entwine perfect for the fans of Kristen Hannah s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly s Lilac Girls, this is an emotional, heart breaking, inspiring tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author.When Ruby first marries the dashing Frenchman she meets in a coffee shop, she pictures a life strolling arm in arm along French boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light But it s 1938, and war is looming on the horizon.Unfortunately, her marriage soon grows cold and bitter, her husband Marcel, distant and secretive all while the Germans flood into Paris, their sinister swastika flags waving in the breeze When Marcel is killed, Ruby discovers the secret he d been hiding he was a member of the French resistance and now she is determined to take his place.She becomes involved in hiding Allied soldiers including a charming RAF pilot who have landed in enemy territory But her skills are ultimately put to the test when she begins concealing her twelve year old Jewish neighbor, Charlotte, whose family was rounded up by the Gestapo Ruby and Charlotte become a little family, but as the German net grows tighter around Paris, and the Americans debate entering the combat, the danger increases No one is safe Set against all the danger and drama of WWII Paris, this heartfelt novel will keep you turning the pages until the very last word Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 416 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Gallery Books first published March 27th 2018 More Details Original Title The Room on Rue Am lie ISBN 1501190547 ISBN13 9781501190544 Other Editions 16 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Room on Rue Am lie, please sign up Popular Answered Questions The endings in The Lilac Girls left me terribly saddened Without spoiling it for readers, can someone tell me if this book is a little upbeat at the end 1 likelike 10 months ago See all 5 answers Mary No, not really But the book itself was very good, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves WWII genre flag Dont you feel that everything Ruby went thru to save her baby that at the end of the novel, Natalie should have been in the picture in the poppy fields also saying goodbye thank you too like 31 days ago Add your answer Patti Sometimes less is I feel that the ending was perfect, to get too detailed would have taken from the emotional impact of the ending flag See all 6 questions about The Room on Rue Am lie Lists with This Book Christian Fiction set in US National Parks 46 books 11 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Mar 30, 2018 Lindsay Traveling Sister rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, traveling sister read 4.5 stars I adored this novel This was a touching and unforgettable WWII story revolving around Ruby Benoit, a brave young American newlywed woman, living in occupied Paris during wartime devastation and desperation The story is narrated through her perspective, along with a British RAF pilot and a neighboring Jewish teenage girl I enjoyed the way the story unfolded overlapping through their perspectives in alternating chapters.One of the things I most enjoyed about this novel was learning th 4.5 stars I adored this novel This was a touching and unforgettable WWII story revolving around Ruby Benoit, a brave young American newlywed woman, living in occupied Paris during wartime devastation and desperation The story is narrated through her perspective, along with a British RAF pilot and a neighboring Jewish teenage girl I enjoyed the way the story unfolded overlapping through their perspectives in alternating chapters.One of the things I most enjoyed about this novel was learning that Ruby s character was based on a real woman named Virginia d Albert Lake I found her story so captivating and inspiring and to discover that much of what unfolds in this book was based on real events made me appreciate this novel so much The author, Kristin Harmel, writes with such beauty and clarity I felt the intensity of wartime loss and devastation, yet didn t feel overwhelmed with sadness There was much sorrow and grief throughout the story but it was presented in such a hopeful manner this hope being what these characters focused on to survive I read this wonderful book along with Brenda and Jennifer and it was an absolute pleasure They offered such intriguing insight that deeply enhanced my reading experience To find this review, along with the other Traveling Sister reviews, please visit Brenda and Norma s fabulous blog at big thank you to NetGalley, Simon Schuster Canada and Kristin Harmel for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 132 likesLike see review View all 46 comments Mar 27, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, kindle version, traveling sister reads, 2018 reads 4 stars to this historical drama of WWII, The Room on Rue Amelie I have enjoyed other books by Kristin Harmel, but The Room on Rue Amelie may just be my favorite from her Set in World War II, my favorite time period of which to read, the Epilogue of The Room on Rue Amelie set the intriguing stage, as it was not until the end of the book that I knew which loving elderly couple was portrayed.In 1939, Ruby falls in love with a Frenchman and moves to Paris, against her parents wishes because the p 4 stars to this historical drama of WWII, The Room on Rue Amelie I have enjoyed other books by Kristin Harmel, but The Room on Rue Amelie may just be my favorite from her Set in World War II, my favorite time period of which to read, the Epilogue of The Room on Rue Amelie set the intriguing stage, as it was not until the end of the book that I knew which loving elderly couple was portrayed.In 1939, Ruby falls in love with a Frenchman and moves to Paris, against her parents wishes because the political climate of the time is uncertain By 1940, Ruby s marriage also becomes uncertain and now the Nazis have invaded her beloved Paris Ruby becomes close friends with a girl who is Jewish in her apartment who did not evacuate, and later in time, a shot down RAF pilot appears who needs to make his way back to England The story that unfolds is one of two fearless women who help others no matter the cost I was inspired to find out that the story was loosely based on a real person The Room on Rue Amelie is an endearing story of WWII, lovingly told, of bravery and the utmost sacrifice Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and it s delightful to have a well researched, beautifully written account that s lighter This does not mean that this novel was lacking in depth, but instead, I could read and enjoy with ease without re reading at times in order to absorb all the content I read this book with Brenda, Norma, and Lindsay, and it was a treasure of a read to share with my sisters For the Traveling Sister combined review, please visit Brenda and Norma s blog you to Kristin Harmel, Gallery Books, and Netgalley, for the ARC The Room on Rue Amelie is available now flag 127 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Mar 30, 2018 Brenda Traveling Sister rated it really liked it review of another edition I was lost in the awe so inspiring Lush Coulee with Lindsay and Jennifer reading The Room on Rue Amelie Not wanting to leave but to stay and savor this endearing story Kristen Hamel gave us much to discuss and I really enjoyed discussing our thoughts and insight to this story The Room on Rue Amelie is an easy, lighter dramatic WWII story of the sacrifices and bravery of the heroes who take a stand against injustice It was a nice change of pace for us and we really enjoyed the lighter, e I was lost in the awe so inspiring Lush Coulee with Lindsay and Jennifer reading The Room on Rue Amelie Not wanting to leave but to stay and savor this endearing story Kristen Hamel gave us much to discuss and I really enjoyed discussing our thoughts and insight to this story The Room on Rue Amelie is an easy, lighter dramatic WWII story of the sacrifices and bravery of the heroes who take a stand against injustice It was a nice change of pace for us and we really enjoyed the lighter, endearing and easier side to a WWII story that still had the depth and layers to make it an intriguing story for us Kristin Harmel does a fantastic job creating brave, strong and interesting characters here with our three main characters Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas All fighting to survive and protect each other We could feel their courage, love, fear and the danger they faced with bravery and we were touch by the emotional depth of this story We all loved the heartbreaking and heartwarming ending that left us excited to discuss this story Kristen Hamel gave us much to discuss and I really enjoyed discussing our thoughts and insight to this story We were left very satisfied with this unforgettable story We highly recommend This is my first book by Kristin Harmel but not my last I just ordered three books by her and can t wait to get them Published on March 27, 2018Thank you, NetGalley, Simon Schuster Canada and Kristin Harmel for a copy to read and review.Review written and posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee Readingtps twosisterslostinacouleeCoulee a term applied rather loosely to different landforms, all of which refer to a kind of valley flag 66 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Dec 19, 2017 Tammy rated it really liked it review of another edition Cliches abound You must forgive yourself Knowledge is power It s a mother s job to protect her child It s what s inside a person that counts Better safe than sorry I still believe in the goodness of mankind What matters is what s in your heart Your life depends on it At one point I wanted to place the back of my hand to my forehead with a dramatic sigh.To be fair, this was my fault I went into this thinking that it would be similar to The Nightingale Given what I do for a living, I Cliches abound You must forgive yourself Knowledge is power It s a mother s job to protect her child It s what s inside a person that counts Better safe than sorry I still believe in the goodness of mankind What matters is what s in your heart Your life depends on it At one point I wanted to place the back of my hand to my forehead with a dramatic sigh.To be fair, this was my fault I went into this thinking that it would be similar to The Nightingale Given what I do for a living, I should have known better This is a straightforward romance and not up my street in the least I awarded four stars because it succeeds within this genre and romance readers will positively swoon flag 62 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Mar 07, 2018 Lynn rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves gr first reads, historical fiction This is supposed to be historical fiction about the resistance in Paris during WWII, but in reality it s just a bad romance story using the above premise as a backdrop to tell the story There is very little character development, and all the characters are mostly stereotypes There is a young girl, Charlotte, who is wise beyond her years, and says things that no young teenager would ever say For me, it s as if The Nightingale and The Lilac Girls were mashed together into one bad novel, taking This is supposed to be historical fiction about the resistance in Paris during WWII, but in reality it s just a bad romance story using the above premise as a backdrop to tell the story There is very little character development, and all the characters are mostly stereotypes There is a young girl, Charlotte, who is wise beyond her years, and says things that no young teenager would ever say For me, it s as if The Nightingale and The Lilac Girls were mashed together into one bad novel, taking the worst parts of each book I was not a fan of either The writing is just awful, utilizing ever bad cliche the author can think of I am not a fan of romance novels and this book just reinforces that dislike I really like historical fiction about WWII, but this book should not be a part of this genre based on its shallowness For me, it was a struggle to get through it Thank you, giveaways for the free book I m glad I didn t have to pay for it.Don t bother with it, my friends flag 42 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Mar 18, 2018 Marialyce rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves net galley 3.5 sad wartime story starsLife was ever so hard in Europe living during the war years When Ruby, a young American girl, meets and falls in love with Marcel, a young Frenchman, she doesn t realize the changes she will have in her life Moving to Paris with Marcel, she is excited to be in the city of lights However, war is looming and as the months pass, she and Marcel are embroiled in the beginnings of war.The marriage starts to fall apart as Marcel becomes and secretive, disappearin 3.5 sad wartime story starsLife was ever so hard in Europe living during the war years When Ruby, a young American girl, meets and falls in love with Marcel, a young Frenchman, she doesn t realize the changes she will have in her life Moving to Paris with Marcel, she is excited to be in the city of lights However, war is looming and as the months pass, she and Marcel are embroiled in the beginnings of war.The marriage starts to fall apart as Marcel becomes and secretive, disappearing for days at a time until tragedy occurs and Ruby is left on her own Ruby lives next door to a Jewish couple and their daughter, Charlotte They become close and as the atrocities against the Jews escalate, Ruby takes charge of Charlotte as her parents are imprisoned and taken to one of the camps in Poland Ruby needs to do something to help and help she does as she becomes involved in the resistance movement Through her work, she hides pilots shot down over France and one of the pilots Thomas, becomes quite special to her As the story plays out with the backdrop of war, Ruby falls in love with Thomas and they vow to be waiting for each other when the war ends.This was quite a nice story, one that showed how good people are when times are evil and life has turned in a horrible direction This book was loosely based on a woman who had experienced what the main character presented in this book goes through It was an enjoyable read but it was of a love story than anything else, a lovely story nevertheless.Thank you to Kristin Harmel, Gallery Books, and netgalley for making an advanced copy of this novel available to me flag 35 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Mar 14, 2018 Ashley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, netgalley Read this review and many at 5171 Miles Book Blog Many thanks to Gallery Books and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.By now many of you may know how much I love World War II Historical Fiction There s something about this period in history I find incredibly captivating Each story is so immersive in the human experience, offering some form of tragedy I ve never before been able to imagine After having made my way through countless WWII novels, I still find myself du Read this review and many at 5171 Miles Book Blog Many thanks to Gallery Books and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.By now many of you may know how much I love World War II Historical Fiction There s something about this period in history I find incredibly captivating Each story is so immersive in the human experience, offering some form of tragedy I ve never before been able to imagine After having made my way through countless WWII novels, I still find myself dumbfounded at the horrors humans inflicted upon one another The suffering is unimaginable, no matter how many books I read However, the constant that keeps me coming back to these horrifying stories shrouded in truth remains the same the persistence of good The people who fight for strangers above themselves, the stories of people offering food to someone weaker, those who harbored strangers in their homes for the sake of the cause, and countless other good deeds that may never find their way into the pages of a book Every story, even if fictional, holds truth.The Room on Rue Am lie hooked me from the very first page and was no exception to everything mentioned above Though I ve read several books in this genre, often from the same settings, each story is new and unique Kristin Harmel did an exquisite job of capturing this dismal time in history through multiple characters, though mainly from the perspective of Ruby, an American woman living in Paris Shortly before the war, Ruby moves to Paris with her French husband to start a life of love and independence Quickly, life becomes less than she imagines as her marriage starts to crumble with the start of the war Given the chance and urged to leave the country multiple times, Ruby is determined to be part of the Resistance against the Germans instead, helping in any way she can Finally, she is trusted with the chance to be part of the escape line for downed airmen in the enemy territory Ruby is constantly put to the test, but her faith and perseverance never waver The Room on Rue Am lie tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II I prefer to go into stories as blind as possible I simply requested this novel through Netgalley for the beautiful cover and the first few lines of the blurb mentioned above I was pleasantly surprised with the unexpected additions of romance during this wartime setting I was completely engulfed in the emotions of the characters and could not stop reading this beautiful book The story begins with an elderly couple recounting their past as one of the character s final days approach As the story continues, readers are taken through the expanse of the war, from start to finish I have to give high praise on this aspect, as a lot of ground was covered in surprisingly minimal pages Some authors struggle to fit this impressive length of time into one novel, but Kristin Harmel was able to do the effortlessly, without making the story feel rushed or as if the reader has missed important events in the gaps of time Readers are able to feel the characters growing and changing as the war makes them weary, allowing them to feel a personal connection to the people in the story.As I got closer to the conclusion, I was nervous all of the ends would not be able to be tied up in the few remaining pages Luckily, my fears were completely unfounded because the ending was unexpectedly beautiful while simultaneously heartwrenching I never saw the end events coming and was rocked to my core I truly loved everything about this story and was touched by the writing on the deepest level I hate to compare novels because each is unique, but I daresay this one will stick with me for years to come, with the likes of novels such as The Nightingale, From Sand and Ash, and Sarah s Key I truly cannot recommend this amazing book enough Pick it up in less than two weeks on March 27th flag 27 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 01, 2018 Erin rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle, netgalley 3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review The Room on Rue Amelie is a World War II romance that takes place mainly in Paris and is triple narrated by three different characters that quickly take hold of the pages As the author acknowledges in her Afterword pages, the character of Ruby was based on a real American woman Virginia d Albert Lake Thanks to Kristin Harmel for bringing to reading audiences attention another person that many people did not 3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review The Room on Rue Amelie is a World War II romance that takes place mainly in Paris and is triple narrated by three different characters that quickly take hold of the pages As the author acknowledges in her Afterword pages, the character of Ruby was based on a real American woman Virginia d Albert Lake Thanks to Kristin Harmel for bringing to reading audiences attention another person that many people did not know about I find myself using a colloquialism from my region, this book can be described as fairly decent Simply I would recommend this book to others but I would caution that the romance seems to dominate the book I also felt the characters were all a bit free with information given that it was a time of war and all resistance members risked getting caught by the Gestapo But maybe that is just me I must confess though that the ending did make me shed a few tears flag 25 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 23, 2018 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, best cover 4,5 stars This story was fantastic, I don t usually read this type of books but from the moment I read the synopsis I wanted to read it and I m so glad I did The Room on Rue Amelie was a heartbreaking and emotional story The writing was beautiful and flawless and the story touched me in so many ways The beginning was a little bit slow in my opinion but after a few chapters I couldn t put it down wondering what will happen next The Room on Rue Amelie is a powerful story, I was emotional while I w 4,5 stars This story was fantastic, I don t usually read this type of books but from the moment I read the synopsis I wanted to read it and I m so glad I did The Room on Rue Amelie was a heartbreaking and emotional story The writing was beautiful and flawless and the story touched me in so many ways The beginning was a little bit slow in my opinion but after a few chapters I couldn t put it down wondering what will happen next The Room on Rue Amelie is a powerful story, I was emotional while I was reading it, especially in the end The characters felt so realistic I loved Ruby and Charlotte but especially Ruby because she was such a strong heroine Thomas was also an interesting character This book is definitely a must read If you are looking for a unique story this is definitely for you flag 23 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 02, 2018 Stephanie Anze rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction 3.5 starsWhen Ruby Henderson visits Paris, she falls in love with Marcel Benoit Ruby marries Marcel and moves to the city with which she has also fallen in love with As the war advances, her marriage begins to unravel and her resolve is put to the test Charlotte Dacher, Ruby s next door neighbour, is eleven, Jewish and has grown close with Ruby As the war atrocities pile up, these two women will become inseparable.This book was yet another historical fiction work to add to my repertoire I l 3.5 starsWhen Ruby Henderson visits Paris, she falls in love with Marcel Benoit Ruby marries Marcel and moves to the city with which she has also fallen in love with As the war advances, her marriage begins to unravel and her resolve is put to the test Charlotte Dacher, Ruby s next door neighbour, is eleven, Jewish and has grown close with Ruby As the war atrocities pile up, these two women will become inseparable.This book was yet another historical fiction work to add to my repertoire I love historical fiction, particularly that set during WWII Ruby is an American woman that moves to Paris when she marries a Frenchman Loving the city and all that is has to offer, she envisons a romantic and idyllic life as Mrs Ruby Benoit but war will foil these plans As Paris comes under siege, so does her marriage When tragedy strikes, Ruby steps up and becomes part of the resistance movement helping downed pilots leave Paris safely I do like this book and, to be fair, have very liitle negative thoughts about it The comparisons to Kristin Hannah s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly s Lilac Girls had my expectations set much higher though The prose is nice By no means is this a bad book but the romance was heavy handed when I wanted historical content I found that the book contained one too many coincidences and certain aspects were somewhat cliched Overall, I found this book enjoyable.I was pleased to learn that Ruby Benoit is partially based on a real woman Virginia d Albert Lake was a Florida woman that married and moved to Paris Along with her husband Philippe, they formed part of the Comet Line and helped get about 60 downed pilots out of France Virginia s heroics made her a vital part of the resistance movement Unfortunately, it also made her a target for the Nazis and she was eventully captured and sent her to many camps, Ravensbruck among them She survived, barely weighing 76 pounds, when the camp was liberated She was awarded the Legion d Honneur the higest honor awarded by France , the Croix de Guerre and the Maltese Cross for her brave participation in the war She died in 1997 in Paris Having learned about Virginia s story, I really wish Harmel had stuckk to it Maybe write a fictionalized account of her life It definitely would have warranted a higher rating from me flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 30, 2018 Cristina CristiinaReads rated it really liked it review of another edition I cannot believe I just finished this book in two days This was such an emotionally sweet, semi romantic, historic novel that took my breathe away with it s sweetness and adoration towards the writing ARC kindly provided by Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 20 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 04, 2017 Brandi Hodges rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book broke my heart into little, tiny pieces That being said, The Room on Rue Am lie is one of the best books I have read this year You know you have found something special when you find an author who can make you cry and yearn to continue reading within a few short paragraphs When I read my first book by author Kristin Harmel a few years ago, my heart was broken and put back together so many times I lost count and that was in one book The characters and the worlds built by Harmel This book broke my heart into little, tiny pieces That being said, The Room on Rue Am lie is one of the best books I have read this year You know you have found something special when you find an author who can make you cry and yearn to continue reading within a few short paragraphs When I read my first book by author Kristin Harmel a few years ago, my heart was broken and put back together so many times I lost count and that was in one book The characters and the worlds built by Harmel are transporting And really, that s what I look for in a book I want to be sitting in one spot reading while being taken elsewhere, living lives alongside the beautifully real people I meet through Harmel s words In her latest book, The Room on Rue Am lie which will be published in March of 2018, We meet a couple in 2002 A pair who have been married for five decades of love, laughter and family Now, it seems, the failing health of one half of this couple is looming to separate them forever A literary device that Harmel has used in her books that I really enjoy are flashbacks In this book, readers travel from 2002 to the late 1930 s where the book moves forward in time Throughout the book you don t know who the man and woman we meet in the first chapter grow up to be As you read, you meet the other characters of the story I grew to love each and every one of them and, as I read, hoped they would survive.Young college student Ruby Henderson is living in New York City in 1938 She has moved from her childhood home in California to broaden her horizons A whirlwind relationship with a frenchman named Marcel Benoit finds her married and living in Paris by the next year Europe is on the cusp of World War II, and in the beginning, that does not bother Marcel He believes France will hold strong against Germany a belief that later proves false.Ten year old Charlotte Dacher and her family live in the same apartment building as the Benoit s Young Charlotte is teased and mocked by classmates because her family is Jewish On a cold December night, she meets Ruby who is standing on the neighboring terrace Thomas Clarke is a member of the Royal Air Force He is ready to take to the skies and into the war As the war rages on, Ruby stays in Paris, much to the chagrin of her husband who all but ordered her to leave for her safety Ruby, in her words, is stubborn She refuses to leave her home or her husband Also, still in Paris, is the Dacher family As the year progresses and war and fear is all around, Ruby and Charlotte become closer Ruby becomes pregnant and loses her baby all while her husband is sneaking around and keeping secrets.After finding an injured allied soldier in her hallway, and helping hide him while he recovers, Ruby discovers that her husband has been helping downed soldiers escape Paris and find their way back home and back into the battle Marcel is found out and executed and his wife takes his place in the escape line Countless soldiers and pilots come and go but one sticks with her heart long after he is back in the skies As the Germans crack down on Jewish families, Charlotte is taken in by Ruby just before they are taken by the Germans Doing her part to help, Charlotte meets a young forger Lucien who teaches her his trade and offers her his friendship and affection at a time when she needs it the most This is a story of heartbreak and survival, of rebirth and resolve Who is this couple we met at the beginning of the story One thing I both love and greatly mourn is that Harmel s characters do not all survived They do not all have happy endings Life does not have happy endings all the time either I feel like I learn about myself when I read Harmel s stories I can ask myself if I would ever be brave enough to do the things that these characters do What I have that kind of strength of character You can read this book in March of 2018 For anyone who likes history, especially history told from a different point of view than the view you get out of a history book, this is a book for you flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 22, 2018 Fareya rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves review copies The Room on Rue Am lie by Kristin Harmel is a heartbreaking and inspiring tale of love, loss and survival during the tumultuous times of World War II That s one thing faith is especially good for giving us strength in times of crisis I have always found stories based during this era of time to be extremely emotional I think the one thing they all have in common is how we get to see the best and the worst of humanity simultaneously Its distressing to just read about the horrors inflicted on h The Room on Rue Am lie by Kristin Harmel is a heartbreaking and inspiring tale of love, loss and survival during the tumultuous times of World War II That s one thing faith is especially good for giving us strength in times of crisis I have always found stories based during this era of time to be extremely emotional I think the one thing they all have in common is how we get to see the best and the worst of humanity simultaneously Its distressing to just read about the horrors inflicted on humans during that turbulent era, and yet it is also comforting to know that even amidst those dark times, kindness and compassion was not lost The Room on Rue Am lie tells the story of Ruby, an American in Paris Charlotte, an eleven year old Jewish girl and Thomas, a British RAF pilot, and how their lives get interlaced with each other I believe Kristin Harmel has beautifully captured that bleak age and put into words the fears, hopes and dreams of these three very different characters It could be majorly classified as a romance, but I believe it is so much than just that Perhaps that was what it was like to love someone deeply to feel that no matter how many moments together you were granted, there would never be enough I don t want to say much about the story, what you read in the blurb is sufficient, just know this, that in the midst of all the gloom and oppression, towards the end, it reprises the goodness of mankind, strength of faith and the enduring power of love There is danger, drama and a depth of feeling that ll stay with its readers To all historical fiction and romance readers, I d definitely recommend this Thank You Gallery Books for providing me with a copy of this book flag 17 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 16, 2018 Fred Shaw rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you and author Kristin Hammel for awarding me the novel from the book giveaway A breathtaking WWII historical fiction where strangers meet and conspire together to attempt an escape from Nazi occupied Paris I enjoyed the author s story telling ability, the exceptional descriptions of Paris as well as the noteworthy research on WWII history Highly recommended flag 17 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Apr 04, 2018 MaryBeths Bookshelf rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction The Room on Rue Amelie focuses on the lives of three different people during World War II.Ruby Henderson meets and falls in love with Marcel Benoit When she moves with him to Paris in 1939 she imagines a very romantic life for them But Paris is on the cusp of becoming involved in World War II and this changes both of their lives forever.Charlotte Dacher is a young girl who lives with her family next to Ruby and Marcel The Dacher s are Jewish and start to see their world closing in on them as The Room on Rue Amelie focuses on the lives of three different people during World War II.Ruby Henderson meets and falls in love with Marcel Benoit When she moves with him to Paris in 1939 she imagines a very romantic life for them But Paris is on the cusp of becoming involved in World War II and this changes both of their lives forever.Charlotte Dacher is a young girl who lives with her family next to Ruby and Marcel The Dacher s are Jewish and start to see their world closing in on them as the war progresses.Thomas Clarke is a member of the British Royal Air Force who ends up in Paris after his plane is shot down.These three lives collide during World War II as they fight for their lives An extraordinary novel by Kristin Harmel I couldn t put it down flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2018 Denise rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel is an historical fiction novel that takes the reader back to WWII Reading historical fiction novels are my favourite genre and this book reinforces why I love this genre It s a stunning, inspiring novel about love, loss and the worst and best of humanity.The main characters are well developed, realistic and engaging As the reader, I was transported back in time and expended their anguish, fear and passion In the beginning of this brilliant novel, I wo The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel is an historical fiction novel that takes the reader back to WWII Reading historical fiction novels are my favourite genre and this book reinforces why I love this genre It s a stunning, inspiring novel about love, loss and the worst and best of humanity.The main characters are well developed, realistic and engaging As the reader, I was transported back in time and expended their anguish, fear and passion In the beginning of this brilliant novel, I wondered how Charlotte, a young Jewish girl in Paris, Thomas a RAF pilot based in England and Ruby a young American married and living in Paris could meet Kristin Harmel answered by musings and brilliantly intertwined their lives.In any good book, I feel that the reader must relate to the characters This was especially true for me My father was in the RAF in WWII and was shot down over Germany He was a POW for the last four years of the war I kept wishing he had met a Ruby Thank you to NetGalley and Kristin Harmel for the privilege to read this brilliant 5 star novel flag 15 likesLike see review Mar 26, 2018 Bam rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaway win, i own it, world war two, historical fiction, 2018 reads 3 3.5 stars which is a rating of good in my rating scale This was a giveaway win for me many thanks to the author and publisher Kristin Harmel has written a very nice story of historical fiction, which takes place in Paris during WWII Ruby Henderson is a college girl from California who meets a Frenchman named Marcel Benoit in NYC She is swept off her feet they marry and move into an apartment on the Rue Amelie in Paris Next door lives an older Jewish couple with an inquisiti 3 3.5 stars which is a rating of good in my rating scale This was a giveaway win for me many thanks to the author and publisher Kristin Harmel has written a very nice story of historical fiction, which takes place in Paris during WWII Ruby Henderson is a college girl from California who meets a Frenchman named Marcel Benoit in NYC She is swept off her feet they marry and move into an apartment on the Rue Amelie in Paris Next door lives an older Jewish couple with an inquisitive young daughter named Charlotte who becomes Ruby s friend confidante.When war breaks out, Marcel becomes and secretive and distant and he reacts badly when Ruby discovers she s pregnant What is really going on in their building And what can Ruby do to help her husband, to help her Jewish friends More than anything, this is a love story set against improbable odds It is also a tale of great bravery and courage, of good trying to overcome evil even if just in small, defiant ways The story doesn t have a great deal of depth but is very touching and enjoyable nevertheless Keep the hankies ready for the ending Recommended for those who enjoy the historical fiction of Kristin Hannah and Martha Hall Kelly Harmel s story was inspired by the adventures of an American woman named Virginia d Albert Lake who married a Frenchman, moved to Paris and worked behind the scenes during the war flag 14 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2017 Katie Kelley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Heartbreaking And beautiful And I can t believe I binged the entire thing in one nightthat s how good it was I kept saying, oh I ll just stop after this chapter And I didn t It was just so GOOD This is one piece of historical fiction that gets it right The characters were believable, the settings were magnificent and horrifyingly real , and the story was incredible It releases in March 2018get it You won t be sorry For fans of Kate Quinn s The Alice Network, this is your next bi Heartbreaking And beautiful And I can t believe I binged the entire thing in one nightthat s how good it was I kept saying, oh I ll just stop after this chapter And I didn t It was just so GOOD This is one piece of historical fiction that gets it right The characters were believable, the settings were magnificent and horrifyingly real , and the story was incredible It releases in March 2018get it You won t be sorry For fans of Kate Quinn s The Alice Network, this is your next binge, trust me HUGE thanks to NetGalley for allowing me a sneak peek in exchange for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 10, 2018 Pam Jenoff rated it it was amazing review of another edition A remarkable WW2 story about an American woman in Paris who hides both a dashing RAF pilot and a young Jewish girl, with life changing repercussions for all flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2018 Cheryl rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves adult fiction, arc giveaway, historical fiction, war stories fiction The year is 1939 and Ruby Benoit is an American newlywed who arrives in Paris with her husband, Marcel Rumors of war abound, but many Parisians think that their army will be able to repel a German attack However, their hopes are dashed when the Germans invade France Ruby decides to remain in Paris with her husband whose clandestine activities leave her isolated She befriends the Jewish Dacher family who live in the apartment next door to Ruby s As the Nazis hold over Paris tightens, Ruby k The year is 1939 and Ruby Benoit is an American newlywed who arrives in Paris with her husband, Marcel Rumors of war abound, but many Parisians think that their army will be able to repel a German attack However, their hopes are dashed when the Germans invade France Ruby decides to remain in Paris with her husband whose clandestine activities leave her isolated She befriends the Jewish Dacher family who live in the apartment next door to Ruby s As the Nazis hold over Paris tightens, Ruby knows that she must fight against the injustices that she sees.Author Kristin Harmel was inspired to write this novel after reading the true story of an American woman who married a Frenchman and moved to Paris just before World War II The characters in this novel are very likable, and the plot is compelling despite the fact that some parts require a stretch of the imagination It s an interesting story that will pull you in and keep you reading in order to discover the fates of the characters Thank you to author Kristin Harmel, Simon Schuster, and Net Galley for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of this historical novel flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 16, 2018 The Readings Love Blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical romance, indimenticabili RECENSIONE QUI storie ambientate durante la Seconda guerra mondiale sono da sempre le mie preferite non solo perch racchiudono tutta la sofferenza, la crudelt umana e le vite spezzate di milioni e milioni di innocenti ebrei e altre etnie, ma anche perch con queste storie si ricorda ci che stato e che non si dovrebbe pi ripetere Ruby Henderson una giovane donna americana che si trasferisce a Parigi pochi anni prima della guerra e gi da allora RECENSIONE QUI storie ambientate durante la Seconda guerra mondiale sono da sempre le mie preferite non solo perch racchiudono tutta la sofferenza, la crudelt umana e le vite spezzate di milioni e milioni di innocenti ebrei e altre etnie, ma anche perch con queste storie si ricorda ci che stato e che non si dovrebbe pi ripetere Ruby Henderson una giovane donna americana che si trasferisce a Parigi pochi anni prima della guerra e gi da allora respira nell aria un clima politico incerto che preannuncia l arrivo del terribile conflitto Nel suo palazzo a Parigi vive una ragazza ebrea di nome Charlotte con cui instaura una profonda amicizia, ma con l arrivo della guerra Charlotte si trova in pericolo di vita e deve nascondersi per non essere deportata come i suoi genitori nei campi di concentramento Un giorno un pilota ferito bussa alla sua porta Lui Thomas Clarke, un pilota britannico della Royal Air Force che deve ritornare in patria Ruby cos decide di diventare un attivista per aiutare i soldati a fuggire da Parigi e allo stesso tempo cerca di proteggere Charlotte Le vite di Ruby, Thomas e Charlotte si intrecciano nella Parigi occupata dai nazisti Tra Ruby e Thomas si instaura un legame speciale che verr messo a dura prova dalla terribile guerra e dalla lontananza E mentre la guerra continua a spezzare vite, a distruggere citt e a spazzare via il popolo ebraico Ruby impegna tutte le sue forze e il suo coraggio per la causa che ha abbracciato e per sopravvivere, rischiando pi e pi volte di perdere la vita una storia commovente di sopravvivenza, a, coraggio e sacrificio La storia si basa sulla sofferenza del conflitto ma esso viene sovrastato dalla potenza della speranza che hanno i protagonisti per sopravvivere Kristin Harmel possiede l abilit di entrare con le sue storie in punta di piedi nel cuore del lettore e lo fa con una delicatezza tale da farti sentire ogni emozione Pagina dopo pagina il mio cuore si strinto in una morsa e ha sentito tutte insieme le emozioni che provano i protagonisti Una delle cose che pi mi ha colpito che il personaggio di Ruby basato su una donna realmente esistita, Virginia d Albert Lake e scoprire che tutto ci che si svolge nel libro basato su eventi reali, mi ha fatto apprezzare ed entrare di pi nella vicenda Dopo aver letto innumerevoli romanzi incentrati sulla seconda guerra mondiale, mi ritrovo sempre sbigottita davanti agli orrori e alla crudelt umana La sofferenza ogni volta sempre pi forte, ma la costante che mi fa leggere queste storie rimane sempre la stessa la persistenza del bene Ogni storia anche se a volta immaginaria, contiene una parte di verit Ci sono persone che hanno combattuto per salvarsi dalla guerra, persone che hanno salvato e nascosto gli ebrei, rischiando di essere arrestate come traditori della patria e di perdere la vita La storia di Ruby mi ha calamitato sin dalla prima pagina e anche se ho letto diversi libri di narrativa storica, ogni storia unica e riesce ad emozionarmi allo stesso modo L autrice riuscita ad entrare in questo triste periodo storico attraverso pi personaggi Ruby una donna coraggiosa che decide di entrare nella resistenza contro i tedeschi, decide di ostacolare la guerra, di schierarsi dalla parte dei giusti, rischiando costantemente la vita una donna senza paura, un esempio da seguire per tutte noi Anche Charlotte lascia un segno nel cuore del lettore La storia narrata attraverso le prospettive di Ruby, Thomas e Charlotte vedere la guerra attraverso i loro occhi qualcosa di sconvolgente, soprattutto dagli occhi della piccola Charlotte che assiste alle atrocit , alla ferocia e alla disumanit CONTINUA SUL NOSTRO BLOG VENITE A TROVARCIhttps thereadingslove flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 16, 2018 Carol Reading Ladies rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction Cruelty is the weapon of the ignorant If you re looking for an easy reading WW11 histfic selection, you might enjoy The Room on Rue Am lie, a story of people who see injustice and have the courage to stand up and fight against it For me, it was mediocre compared with other reads in the same genre Although the dialogue could have been better written and the events better developed, the topic of rescuing downed English pilots over war torn France was interesting and seemed to be well researche Cruelty is the weapon of the ignorant If you re looking for an easy reading WW11 histfic selection, you might enjoy The Room on Rue Am lie, a story of people who see injustice and have the courage to stand up and fight against it For me, it was mediocre compared with other reads in the same genre Although the dialogue could have been better written and the events better developed, the topic of rescuing downed English pilots over war torn France was interesting and seemed to be well researched I felt that the insta love storylines 2 of them were definite weak points of the story Insta love is common in the YA genre and is usually stereotypical Even though I would rate the writing 2.5 and skimmed several sections, I ve rounded this to 3 stars for a compelling topic.For reviews visit my blog Readingladies flag 10 likesLike see review Feb 08, 2018 Rachelle rated it liked it review of another edition I fell in love with the prologue of this book because it was so beautifully written and heart wrenching I hoped the rest of the book was like that, but it fell sort of flat I didn t really connect with any of the characters, and they all seemed to have swallowed a book of clich s that were thrown about like ordinary conversation and lost all meaning The plot was fairly predictable, too I m not a huge fan of romance stories or WWII stories to begin with which makes you wonder why I was readi I fell in love with the prologue of this book because it was so beautifully written and heart wrenching I hoped the rest of the book was like that, but it fell sort of flat I didn t really connect with any of the characters, and they all seemed to have swallowed a book of clich s that were thrown about like ordinary conversation and lost all meaning The plot was fairly predictable, too I m not a huge fan of romance stories or WWII stories to begin with which makes you wonder why I was reading this, but again, the prologue was beautiful , so the fact that this was mainly a romance with a bit of WWII thrown in wasn t exactly my cup of tea It was likened to The Nightingale, which I actually enjoyed quite a bit, and while there were similar elements in here, it didn t have the same emotional punch flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 18, 2019 Brooke rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves audiobooks Her mother had once told her that some people you meet are meant to be a part of your world forever, but some are meant only to change the course of your life and then move on The Room on Rue Amelie , tells the story of an American woman named Ruby, a British RAF pilot named Thomas, and a young Jewish teenager named Charlotte, whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the many harsh days of World War II It s a story about bravery, hope, and loving one another regardless of titles I do Her mother had once told her that some people you meet are meant to be a part of your world forever, but some are meant only to change the course of your life and then move on The Room on Rue Amelie , tells the story of an American woman named Ruby, a British RAF pilot named Thomas, and a young Jewish teenager named Charlotte, whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the many harsh days of World War II It s a story about bravery, hope, and loving one another regardless of titles I don t know if World War II is just a favorite topic of historical fiction or if I am always just drawn to it, because there seems to be thousands, but I thought going into this one I would find that I would at least enjoy it, because I ve read so many stories centered around this time in history and surely I would get tired of it but alas I m not and for whatever reason most books that I have read have brought out something different and The Room on Rue Amelie was no exception What makes Harmel s novel stand out is that it is of a romance than a heavily written account I m not always one who loves a heavily romantic book, but I LOVED this one It s such a sweet story and I found the ending to be perfect It was definitely one that was hard to put down The characters just become so real and you feel for each and every one of them.I think the idea that sums up the book entirely isthat the smallest acts of courage are the ones that change the world That s a pretty incredible sentence if you really think about it, and in relation to the story it makes you think what kind of person would you be in these peoples situations Would you stand up for what is right even if it meant that you may die Ruby is one to aspire too and a character that I m sure is based off many real women who chose to help others regardless of the severe and fearful consequences This is just an incredible book Can t recommend it enough But if we want to defeat darkness, we must find our own way to the light We have to follow our hearts and accept the danger flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2018 DeAnn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 4 stars from me for this classic WWII storyI feel like it s been a while since I read a book in this genre and it reminded of how much I enjoy books with this historical setting This one has an interesting premise which I read was based on a real person of an American, Ruby, who marries a Frenchman and moves to Paris before the outbreak of WWII I ve always dreamed of living in Europe, so this was fun to ponder would I have stayed or would I have tried to return to the US This book has a l 4 stars from me for this classic WWII storyI feel like it s been a while since I read a book in this genre and it reminded of how much I enjoy books with this historical setting This one has an interesting premise which I read was based on a real person of an American, Ruby, who marries a Frenchman and moves to Paris before the outbreak of WWII I ve always dreamed of living in Europe, so this was fun to ponder would I have stayed or would I have tried to return to the US This book has a lot of great WWII elements intrigue and the resistance, a love story, knowing what will come for the Jewish residents of Paris, and concentration camps While these are heavy topics, I didn t find this book depressing There were some interesting characters and good storytelling.I haven t read any of Kristin Harmel s books, but I would definitely pick up her other books I recommend this to people that enjoy WWII stories flag 8 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Mar 01, 2018 Rhonda Ruff rated it really liked it review of another edition I received this book as a win I would have bought it anyway Such a heartbreakingly beautiful story People helping others during ww2 I could not put it down flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorites, historical fiction, jewish, france, paris, world war two Simply beautiful Characters that you never forget Its kind of amazing, that with the incredible amount of world war two holocaust stories, that new ones manage to touch us Every time we think we have heard it all, a new story is created, that never fails to touch Very well done flag 7 likesLike see review May 11, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adult fiction, audiobook, historical fiction, war, favorites Star Rating 4.5 StarsNothing quite like trying to hold back tears at work flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 The Just About Cocky Ms M rated it did not like it Recommends it for No one with an ounce of sense Recommended to The Just About Cocky Ms M by No one I just didn t believe all those five star reviews Shelves dnf, absolutely awful, bad romance bad history, blah blah blah, cold french fries, doesn t know paris from hoboken, french my derriere, pure crap, trivializing the serious I read about a third of this cliched, inane, flat as a fritter romance and deleted it from my Kindle for fear of infection.The writing is turgid and formulaic romance fluff Marcel and his chiseled cheeks, etc is barf inducing the main character is dumb and uninteresting the obligatory young Jewish girl a veritable mash up of every such character from platoons of Bad WWII Books and the plot, such as it is, a miasma of tired tropes done to death by equally untalented scribblers.The bits abou I read about a third of this cliched, inane, flat as a fritter romance and deleted it from my Kindle for fear of infection.The writing is turgid and formulaic romance fluff Marcel and his chiseled cheeks, etc is barf inducing the main character is dumb and uninteresting the obligatory young Jewish girl a veritable mash up of every such character from platoons of Bad WWII Books and the plot, such as it is, a miasma of tired tropes done to death by equally untalented scribblers.The bits about the Resistance are as authentic as Harlequin and Mills Boon treacle, and the Paris setting is pure tourist, and much of it just wrong.So if your tastes run to this sort of overheated and diabetic coma inducing crap, read on I have far better things to do with my time flag 7 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 14, 2018 Siv30 rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves history, ww2, ww2 escape lines, france Kristin Hannah s The Nightingale Kristin Hannah s The Nightingale 30 view spoiler , hide spoiler , 50 flag 7 likesLike see review View all 6 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Play Book Tag The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristen Hammel, 4.5 stars 2 13 Nov 15, 2018 08 24PM For Love of a Book The Room on Rue 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        Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels Her latest, THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, is out now from Gallery Books Simon Schuster A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men s Health, Glamour, Woman s Day, Tra Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels Her latest, THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, is out now from Gallery Books Simon Schuster A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men s Health, Glamour, Woman s Day, Travel Leisure, and.Kristin grew up in Peabody, Mass Worthington, Ohio and St Petersburg, Fla and she graduated with a degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Florida After spending time living in Paris, she now lives in Orlando, Fla with her husband and young son


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    1. 4.5 stars I adored this novel This was a touching and unforgettable WWII story revolving around Ruby Benoit, a brave young American newlywed woman, living in occupied Paris during wartime devastation and desperation The story is narrated through her perspective, along with a British RAF pilot and a neighboring Jewish teenage girl I enjoyed the way the story unfolded overlapping through their perspectives in alternating chapters.One of the things I most enjoyed about this novel was learning th 4. [...]


    2. 4 stars to this historical drama of WWII, The Room on Rue Amelie I have enjoyed other books by Kristin Harmel, but The Room on Rue Amelie may just be my favorite from her Set in World War II, my favorite time period of which to read, the Epilogue of The Room on Rue Amelie set the intriguing stage, as it was not until the end of the book that I knew which loving elderly couple was portrayed.In 1939, Ruby falls in love with a Frenchman and moves to Paris, against her parents wishes because the p 4 [...]


    3. I was lost in the awe so inspiring Lush Coulee with Lindsay and Jennifer reading The Room on Rue Amelie Not wanting to leave but to stay and savor this endearing story Kristen Hamel gave us much to discuss and I really enjoyed discussing our thoughts and insight to this story The Room on Rue Amelie is an easy, lighter dramatic WWII story of the sacrifices and bravery of the heroes who take a stand against injustice It was a nice change of pace for us and we really enjoyed the lighter, e I was l [...]


    4. Cliches abound You must forgive yourself Knowledge is power It s a mother s job to protect her child It s what s inside a person that counts Better safe than sorry I still believe in the goodness of mankind What matters is what s in your heart Your life depends on it At one point I wanted to place the back of my hand to my forehead with a dramatic sigh.To be fair, this was my fault I went into this thinking that it would be similar to The Nightingale Given what I do for a living, I Cliches aboun [...]


    5. This is supposed to be historical fiction about the resistance in Paris during WWII, but in reality it s just a bad romance story using the above premise as a backdrop to tell the story There is very little character development, and all the characters are mostly stereotypes There is a young girl, Charlotte, who is wise beyond her years, and says things that no young teenager would ever say For me, it s as if The Nightingale and The Lilac Girls were mashed together into one bad novel, taking Thi [...]


    6. 3.5 sad wartime story starsLife was ever so hard in Europe living during the war years When Ruby, a young American girl, meets and falls in love with Marcel, a young Frenchman, she doesn t realize the changes she will have in her life Moving to Paris with Marcel, she is excited to be in the city of lights However, war is looming and as the months pass, she and Marcel are embroiled in the beginnings of war.The marriage starts to fall apart as Marcel becomes and secretive, disappearin 3.5 sad wa [...]


    7. Read this review and many at 5171 Miles Book Blog Many thanks to Gallery Books and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.By now many of you may know how much I love World War II Historical Fiction There s something about this period in history I find incredibly captivating Each story is so immersive in the human experience, offering some form of tragedy I ve never before been able to imagine After having made my way through countless WWII novels, I still find myself du R [...]


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