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  • Posted March 24, 2014

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    I for one never connected the two similar horrible historical ev

    I for one never connected the two similar horrible historical events. I of course am familiar with WWII, and the Nazi Government. The evil that appeared as Hitler, and what he did, is almost unspeakable.
    Monique Roy has presented a family that we can relate to, and how our personal thinking, things will get better, and it can't last forever. Until it is almost two late! We experience a brief look at Germany, just before Hitler comes to power. We are with a family of Oskar, his wife Helene, their son Max, and identical twin daughters Inge and Eva.
    Trying to put myself in their shoes, is almost impossible! Hitler convinced the Country that the Jews were responsible for the depression. Oh how gullible they were, and they wanted answers, so lets blame the Jews.
    We travel with this family over two continents and end up in South Africa. This is where history seems to be repeating itself in Apartheid. Lets blame the Black population for all that is wrong...and so it starts again.
    We meet new characters, and there is a necklace that seems to tie all of this together.
    I enjoyed reading this book, and would give it 5*, except I felt the ending was rather rushed. There needed to be a bit more. I do recommend this as a great read!

    I received this book through Pump Your Book Virtual Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Richly detailed historical fiction

    Across Great Divides offers a richly detailed historical fiction. Based on the actual experinces of her family, Roy weaves the story of a German jewish family and their escape from Nazi Germany. It is a quick yet historically informative read.

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