The most heinous crimes of these times: promotion of one race at the annihilation of another. How 3 Broken Angels balanced the evil that surrounded them. That in pain, they knew love.
I was captivated and my heart thru the ringer. Three so different characters; on different sides with different backgrounds but with one heart that survived because of hope. Their lives collide against all odds. Elsi-who finds herself with her mother and sister in the control the Germans living in the Jewish slums, fearful of being sent to the camps. Elsi’s mother has sold herself to the Germans to keep her daughters alive. She becomes pregnant and in desperation tries to abort. Elsi finding her takes to the medical center where she meets Willem, a high-ranking Nazi doctor. He is in a prison of his own with his father’s ambitious making. Married and looking forward to starting a family, he is forced to face the evil of the Nazi reign. Blonde, blue-eyed Matilda is taken from her family, with her mother’s prompting to a German orphanage where she is brutally abused to become the new German race.
This story is made of the evil of the worlds history. How can this happen? With fear and oppression. It still happens. Why do some survive and others fight? These are the questions that this story leaves me. Each character does not give up and faces the reality of the human condition. It draws from hope and love and the fight to survive. It left me in tears and to keep the fight in me. It reminded me of the movie Life is Beautiful which I only could only watch once because it is sacred to me. It left me sobbing. This book rings true to that movie. It has depth and heart.
A Special Thank You to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.