, September 16, 2022
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WOW!! AMAZING READ!!
Protecting the children under her care is Rosli’s only goal.
Rosli is in charge of a home full of Jewish children...Chateau de la Hille supported by the Swiss Red Cross.
The young ones seem to be protected for now, but the teenagers are subject to roundup.
One roundup happened but thankfully Rosli got all the children back. She knows the children are still in danger and must make plans to get them to safety.
We also meet Ella. She is one of the teenagers in danger and one that has to make a decision about illegally crossing the border out of France.
Ella definitely wants to leave, but she can’t leave her little sister behind...a tough decision.
You will fall in love with fierce Rosli, based on an actual person, as she makes the children her top priority.
Despite the heartbreaking story line and the heart pounding terror for the teenagers as they escaped, Ms. Beck’s beautiful writing is just so smooth and pull-you-in that you won’t want to put the book down.
You will want to find out what happens to all the endearing characters in this beautifully told story.
It always amazes me how the people of Europe survived through the war and did what they did to help each other and to survive.
A marvelous, well-researched read based on very sad but true events and real people. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.