The Day the Flowers Died, a War World II Romance

The Day the Flowers Died, a War World II Romance

by Rebecca May
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The Day the Flowers Died, a War World II Romance 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
MariaSavva_Author More than 1 year ago
The excerpt from a review on the front cover of this novel says: "This is truly a love story". It is. It is one of the best, if not THE best love story I've ever read. The way the writer describes the couple's feelings; the way they interact; it's all so beautiful. The writer uses colour throughout the novel to describe scenes. She describes everything from the clothes the characters are wearing to the colour of the sky, to the flowers that Rebecca (one of the two main characters) loves so much. In some books I have read, it can become tiresome when an author describes everything -- but not in this book. The writing is so expertly and seemingly effortlessly scripted so that the reader can 'see' what is being described. An amazing talent. Yes, there are a few typos and some editorial issues, odd use of words here and there, but on the whole the prose flowed well. I was hooked on this book which is the story of Eli, a young Jewish lawyer, who falls in love with Rebecca, a German girl, who -- trying to escape the confines of her strict upbringing -- has moved to an apartment in Munich. Eli lives upstairs from Rebecca and falls in love with her. He gradually finds the courage to talk to her. We follow the love affair from the beginning, and by the end of the book I really felt as if I knew these two people. The book is set in Nazi Germany before the Second World War, and the author has done a good job in weaving together the history and the love story, showing how the changes in the country had a direct effect on the couple's relationship and their lives. As Hitler's power takes hold in Germany, Eli and Rebecca have to face up to the prejudice around them and the concerns of their families about their forbidden relationship. 'The Day The Flowers Died' is so much more than just a love story. It is a tale very relevant to the world we live in today, showing the destructive effects of prejudice and hatred on innocent people. This book made me cry at the end. A must read, for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Blackwelder has done her research. You can feel the atmosphere of the times, but she doesn't drag you down in it too much. A love story. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ive ever read! I laughed i loved i cried i highly recomend this book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book that pulls you in deep. You end up so caught up in it that when it ends the tragic way it does your heart breaks with the character. A true love story and a most read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!! Great history lesson as well.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, interesting, true to the period book. Set in Germany just before World War II, it follows a young woman and a young man as they meet and fall in love. However, her parents are German and he is Jewish... This book intricately details the main characters, the setting, the time period, and what is happening in Germany during a 2 year period as Hitler rises to power. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ONE GREAT LOVE STORY.... This will go down as the best book I have ever read....and that has been hundreds over the past 40 plus years. I will never forget Eli and Rebecca's story. Will keep it on my nook FOREVER. If you enjoy good love stories with some history with it....this is the book for you. Donna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AS I read this facinating story, my mind knew incidents such as occurred in the story must have happened many times. The author had her facts correct for this horrible era in Germany. This would mmake a good movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Definitely sounds pretty accurate with the historical information. It was a tear jerker and my heart went out to Rebecca and Eli. I just wanted to hug them both throughout the story. I suggest this to all of my friends. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good historical fiction about the prejudice against jews in the pre WWII time period
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PUDGIE More than 1 year ago
As I began reading this romance I noticed the parallel between 1931 and 2008 to 2012. It took me from past to present. It will benefit every Mother, Wife, Girlfriend and Teen to read it. Amy Blackwelder did a wonderful job in her research and matched it with a wonderful romance. Grab your coffee girls and be in the know! PUDGIE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea who the editors may have been that called this novel historically correct - they blatant disregard for customs and traditions in 1930's Germany are on every page. I could have disregarded had the author not bragged about the editors. Some major errors: flowers blooming in Munich in Janauary, driving from Munich to Berlin in a morning, Corn served at dinner (they did not grow anything but feeed corn), bathrooms in every apartment- they were shared and water needed to be boiled to bathe, going to University to become a nurse (nursing was and still is a practical trade to this day in Germany) - there are numerous others really I could write a novel on the errors, could have been good very cute story
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Not many books I read have a "moving effect" on me, but this one did. True definition of love and leaves a very memorable mark with you that you could never forget.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line is very much what I like. I had searched for WWII romance novels and this came up and it is not exactly set during WWII but before in Germany, it occurred just before the war. It was very interesting reading and a very compelling story. Without giving away the ending, it was very sad. Definitely recommend this.
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Its a really good story but it drags on and on so i found myself just skimming threw this one to get the jist of the story.
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Good book. The ending was ok. But the history of germany was what held my attention
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