Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Review for Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck

Sisters of Night and Fog: A WWII Novel by Erika Robuck 

Paperback, 480 pages

Publication: March 1st 2022 by Berkley Books

Genre:  WWII, Historical Fiction


Taken from Goodreads:
  1940. In a world newly burning with war, and in spite of her American family’s wishes, Virginia decides to stay in occupied France with her French husband. She’s sure that if they keep their heads down they’ll make it through. But as the call to resist the enemy grows around her, Virginia must decide if she's willing to risk everything to help those in need.

Nineteen-year-old Violette is a crack shot with an unquenchable spirit of adventure, and she's desperate to fight the Nazis however she can. When her mother sends her to find an exiled soldier, Violette meets the man who will change her life. Then tragedy strikes, and Britain’s clandestine war organization—the Special Operations Executive—learns of Violette’s dual citizenship and adept firearm handling and starts to recruit her. But Violette is no stranger to loss and must decide whether the cost of defiance is too great a price to pay.

Set across the European theater of WWII, Sisters of Night and Fog tells the story of two women whose clandestine deeds come to a staggering halt when they are brought together at Ravensbrück concentration camp.

My Thoughts:  Sisters of Night and Fog is a story of two women thrown into WWII.  One woman is American, the other woman is British, and they both are doing what they can to punish Hitler’s Army and protect those that are working against Hitler. I loved that this was based on the true story of the two women. I was in awe of the strength they showed in a time when it may have been easier to keep your head down and not get involved.

I really liked that most of the story was not about Ravensbrück .  The story was more about the journey the two woman had to take to get to Ravensbrück. The two women each had their own stories to tell and I loved getting to know them separately. There was no confusion as to which character’s story was being told and when they came together in Ravensbrück is was the perfect combination of their stories. The strength both ladies showed while at Ravensbrück left no doubts that they were heroes that should be recognized for all they did to help the war efforts.

Erika Robuck is an amazing historical fiction author. I love reading WWII books and she is at the top of my must-read authors list.  I will recommend this book again and again.

**Thank you Dache Rogers at Penguin Random House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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