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Reviewed by Samantha F. for Readers' Favorite
This book was really two parts of the same whole: first, the Nazi occupation of a small French village; second, the program where high ranking German men procreate and the facility in which "fit" women give birth to the "master race." This book largely follows the life of a young French girl, a resistance fighter who winds up carrying the child of the German soldier who occupies her village and her home. The story is amazing, unique, and well told. The perspectives are fresh and multiple. I was inspired to read more about lesser-known German WW2 programs.
I have many good things to say about this book; in fact, I have nothing negative to say. I would recommend this book to others and have already loaned it out. There was enough drama, fear, realism, fact, and humanity to make this a book that you HAD to finish and couldn't put down. And if you are at all interested in WW2 or history, this is a fun and interesting read. It is very well researched and thoroughly enjoyable.
The conclusion was also a nice wrap up of events and life stories, all characters that we had known and wondered about. It was sad, but fitting; the memorial was touching and did make this reader tear up.