Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes

Izabela and Bill were destined to meet, but did Izabela realize what she was getting herself and Bill into when she rushed the marriage and escaped the farm she had known for her entire life?

Izabela immediately fell in love with Bill when she saw him in a group of British prisoners who came to help on the farm during WWII.  

Her plans were to marry Bill, find her father and brother, and join the resistance, but the Germans had other plans for them.

We follow Izzy and Bill as they escape the farm, travel in the night, sleep in the day, become captured, and endure the prison camp.
They were sent to Lamsdorf Prison where Izzy had to hide that she was a woman.  Surprisingly the men in their hut actually helped to hide her.

THE PRISONER'S WIFE which is based on true events was very tense, very well written, and very well researched.

You will feel the terror and pain the prisoners endured in the camps and on the historical Long Walk from Poland to Germany. 

The characters were resilient, loyal, unbelievably strong, and easy to like.

Historical fiction fans will be completely absorbed in this book that gives yet another look at what suffering went on during WWII.

THE PRISONER'S WIFE is a beautiful but heartbreaking book.

A MUST READ!!  5/5

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


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  2. Definitely sounds like a page turner. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It is an excellent read. I learned a lot too.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

  3. Thank you for the review. The book sounds heart breakingly good.

    1. You described it perfectly.

      Thanks for your comment, Mystica.

  4. I like it when you can take what is seemingly well known (WWII) and still find a new angle to tell a story.

    1. Yes....it was well done.

      Thanks for your comment, Marg.