Monday, January 11, 2021

Lana's War by Anita Abriel

Lana lost everything the night the Gestapo shot her husband because he was hiding a Jewish child in his piano, and she also lost her unborn child because of the shock.​​

Did she really lose everything?  She didn't lose her desire to help save other Jewish families and especially children.

She had to avenge her husband's death, and an opportunity arose.​​  Lana was approached by the French Resistance to help out at the Riviera.

She was apprehensive because she would have to pretend she and a stranger were lovers as they did their work.​​  Lana didn't have too much to do at first, but in order to not look suspicious and to get some information, she and Guy did attend lavish parties that the SS soldiers attended.

The information Lana received about what they were going to do to exterminate the Jewish community including children made her ill, but she had to attend the parties and find information so they could save as many lives as possible.​​

We follow Lana and Guy as they save lives and learn of raids the Gestapo had planned.

You will feel their anxiety and fear and marvel at their expertise as they carry out missions to save lives.​​​​​

I honestly didn't know that the Germans and upper class carried on as if a war were not going on.​​

Lana, Guy, and Pierre were likable, authentic characters.

​​LANA'S WAR is very well written, well-researched, flows nicely, and pulls you in with Ms. Abril's writing style and story line.  5/5

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