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Reviewed by Kathleen Hill for Readers' Favorite
Paradox Forged in Blood by Mary Frances Fisher is based around the time of World War ll. It gives the reader a look into how different cultures were treated during that time. It is mainly the story of an Irish girl and her being witness to a murder and why she kept it secret so long. Ellen O'Mally went through the pain of losing a baby brother, was threatened to silence for witnessing a crime, and felt guilt over her employer's murder. She still managed to find love and have a family. The story also follows her Jewish friend that had to leave behind a sister to come to America to escape the Germans, young German men in America getting caught up in the Nazi hype, and young men going to war.
Mary Frances Fisher took all these scenarios and put them together to create a murder mystery with a twist, a love story, and historical fiction. Paradox Forged in Blood will make you mad, it will make you cry, and it will make you cheer for the good guys. There was so much hate during that time that we forget lives still went on, people still fell in love. So many people lost so much. The story of the lives of these people will warm your heart and leave you shocked. The twist was well played and you will not see it coming. I was completely caught up in this story and could not put it down. There is something for every reader in this book.