In The Blood Of The Greeks

Intertwined Souls Series, Book 1

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
418 Pages
Reviewed on 07/09/2015
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Author Biography

Mary lives in Australia and has been writing since she was eight when she rewrote her favourite tv shows when stories didn't quite end up the way she wanted. Sometimes in a world of her own, she relished the quiet to invent new stories and worlds. Mary has written non-fiction articles for Australian and US magazines but her first love is fiction. When she's not writing, she's designing sites, creating art or being chief editor/owner of AUSXIP.com You can find Mary's author site at http://www.nextchapter.net or her fiction series site at http://intertwinedsouls.nextchapter.net

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

In The Blood of the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks is set in the period of World War II. Eva is the daughter of a German commander who has taken the helm of a small Greek town and is “purging” it of Jews. Eva does not accept her father’s views of Jews and does not believe in the injustice of the system inflicted upon her fellow humans. Her heart bleeds and she takes refuge with God to help her come to terms with her life. Zoe lost her family in this mindless war. Her heart is filled with hatred and revenge. When she meets the daughter of the German commander, she wants to claim her life, but soon the two of them bond and form a friendship. Although reluctant at first, soon they soon rely on each other’s strengths to fight the evil within and outside, and win this war against their human nature.

Mary D. Brooks has written a novel that is not only superb, but the plot, the development of the characters, and the setting are perfect. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, but a good one. The story is gripping, the protagonists are amazing and well formed, the setting is realistic, and their friendship is wonderful. Being the first book in a series (promised to be great), the relationship between the two women has not happened yet, but I am absolutely sure that the romance between Eva and Zoe will be affectionate and proper. I loved it! This is one novel that I would love to read again and again.