Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Last Train To London by Meg Waite Clayton

I'm here to help you were the words the children longed to hear and words they trusted belonged to Tante Truus who is an actual woman named Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer.

THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON focuses on saving Jewish children by this woman who is said to have saved 10,000 children.

We meet many characters that are frightened because of what is going on in Germany and the rest of Europe as well as meeting the frightened children.

The reader sees what is happening in the daily lives of the European people, and the wonderful work Tante Truus does by secretly transporting Jewish children to safety.

Each chapter has a very clever title, and Ms. Waite Clayton did amazing research.

The beginning took a little while to figure out what actually was going on and who was who, but it all worked out. The book truly depicted the era and Ms.
Wijsmuller-Meijer's work.
If you enjoy historical fiction and want to experience an excellent history lesson even though it details the cruel treatment the Jewish citizens endured during this era, you will want to take the time to read THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON.  

You also get to see the many good, helpful people along with the distasteful ones.

Ms. Waite Clayton’s writing and the cover are definitely pull-you-in.  

A marvelous, heartbreaking, and well-researched book you won't want to miss.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. Be sure you do not miss reading this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Everyone is loving this book! I need to grab a copy.

    1. It is so educational but heartwrenching.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  3. Love this cover! Great review chick!

    1. Oh yes...the cover is FAB!!

      Thanks about my review and for commenting, reeca.

  4. I want to know more about this story.

    1. It was a wonderful history lesson.

      I didn't know about this woman.

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.

  5. I do enjoy her books, so this one is on my list. Thanks for the great review.

    1. Enjoy when you read it, Laurel, and thanks about my review.

      Thanks also for commenting.