Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Dutch Orphan by Ellen Keith

Two sisters on two different sides.

Johanna was married to a resistor and Liesbeth was married to a man supporting Hitler.

They always have been close, but this war separated them.

Another thing that separated them was that Liesbeth was trying to become pregnant while Joanna was trying not to become pregnant but did.

We learn of the lives of these two women and the residents of Amsterdam as they struggle through the war to stay alive, to help others, and for the sisters to try to not become estranged even farther because of the secrets they are keeping from each other.

THE DUTCH ORPHAN takes a few chapters to get into, but as you read, as the tension rises, as relationships are strained, and as the story line
marvelously moves along it is one you won't want to put down.

It will appeal to historical fiction fans and women fiction fans as the reader gets pulled into the lives of Johanna and Liesbeth in hopes the sisters will become close again and as the reader gets involved with the tense situations of the war.

ENJOY!!  4/5

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

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