Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Munich Girl by Phyllis-Edgerly Ring


Finding out your mother was a friend of Eva Braun and researching Eva's life ​for magazine articles ​was quite emotional for Anna.

Along with this revelation​ about her mother​, Anna ​also had to deal with a terrifying plane crash​ she was a part of​, her husband​ and his demands and his infidelity​, and trying to not fall in love with someone else.

THE MUNICH GIRL was marvelously researched, and Ms. Ring has a beautiful writing style.  She can put you right where the character​s​ ​are.

If you enjoy historical fiction​, a love story or two, and learning about Eva Braun​, you will definitely want to read THE MUNICH GIRL. 

​I truly enjoyed the history, but THE MUNICH GIRL seemed too much like a memoir for me, and I am not that fond of memoirs.  

Excellent every other way, though. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.

16 comments:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this, even though it seemed like a memoir to you, Elizabeth.

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    1. It was interesting to learn about her.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  2. Using Eva Braun sounds like an interesting subject for a book. I don't even think I know how to recognise a memoir - is it just a form of biography?

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    1. That is what I would call it.

      Thanks for stopping, Carol.

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  3. I'll be reading this one soon, so I'm glad to see you really enjoyed it.

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    1. It was very informative.

      Thanks for stopping, Anna.

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  4. I don't read a lot of historical fiction but I think I'd find this fascinating.

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    1. It was good.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  5. I like a good memoir and love historical fiction. Will have a look at this one. I've posted my celebration post and I've mentioned you! Here's my link: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/10-x-10-1-101th-dalmation-give-it-sniff.html

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    1. I am sure you will enjoy it, Mareli.

      Terrific post...I really enjoyed reading it.

      Thanks for stopping, Mareli.

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth. I like to read historical fiction once in a while so I'll keep this title in mind.

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    1. I enjoy historical fiction a lot.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  7. I love memoirs so I would probably enjoy the style of this.

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    1. It was very interesting...I liked learning about Eva Braun.

      Thanks for stopping, pilch92.

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  8. Hi Elizabeth,

    I have seen this book on the circuit quite a lot lately and had seriously thought about adding it to my 'Want To Read' list. However, following your comments I went back and re-visited the books premise and I see what you mean about the very blurred lines between fact and fiction.

    As a complete work of fiction it would probably have worked great for me, but with so much mention of real characters and events, I am thinkng that the story might just drop into the memoir category a little too easily for comfort.

    Thanks for the honest review text and I hope that your next chosen read is more to your liking :)

    Yvonne

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    1. It has been popular, and I am glad I read it, but not a memoir fan as I said. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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