White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey

White Rose, Black Forest

In the shadows of World War II, trust becomes the greatest risk of all for two strangers.December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to liv...

Details White Rose, Black Forest

TitleWhite Rose, Black Forest
Release DateMar 1st, 2020
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, Thriller

Reviews White Rose, Black Forest

  • Dee Arr
    “White Rose, Black Forest” is billed as a historical fiction, but it has all the makings of a thriller. Author Eoin Dempsey presents Franka Gerber with a dilemma right from the beginning, then continues to turn up the heat as the story progresses. Although Franka understands the danger that could come from her actions, she continues to do what she feels is right.The story is told through the eyes of several characters, although Franka is the ...
  • Kayla
    I received this book through Kindle Firsts in February 2018. I'll be honest; I've been in a book rut. I start books and then lose interest quickly. I thought I was done reading about WWII until this book came along. What an adventure! From the first few pages onward this book does not let up on the tension. There were many times I could feel the anxiousness and fear of the characters. It was a true historical fiction thriller. While there are man...
  • Suze
    White Rose of GermanyHistorical fiction, suspense, thriller, a little romance -and a whole lot more. This book is a page turner, it seems to be very realistic for the time (WWII) and the place (Germany), also the group- White Rose. Franka saves John's life, but it becomes a question of whether he can trust her and she can trust him. I will not put spoilers in my review, but suffice it to say - this is an exciting, at times nail chewing read with ...
  • Joyce A. Wendeln
    Shadows of My FatherThis is what my father did during WWII. And yes, this is what it was like, you went in with no one but yourself to depend upon and knowing that America denied knowing you if you got caught. These were the true heroes, but they knew no medals waited in the wings for them no matter how brave and strong they were. After all, they didn't exist!!
  • Carol Rizzardi
    I have read scores of books -- fiction and non-fiction -- about Germany before, during, and after WWII. While this book is not the most literary, it is enjoyable. It also does a good job of recognizing the myriad of victims of National Socialism and pays tribute to the little known White Rose movement. A worthwhile read.
  • Glenda Winter
    Loved it!Fortunately, I didn't have to go anywhere today. I read this book in four hours. There were no superfluous parts. I devoured each page like they were a spoonful of Mom's home cooking.
  • Nancy Devlin
    Loved this book! I read this in one sitting! Awesome story and history combined! I am sad it is over... Great great book!
  • Crystal Butler
    Excellent bookI love this story. I felt like I was right there in the story. So sad when the story ended.
  • Betty Hattan
    GreAt readI am not giving the plot away. It was a book I would not put down. I am only saying....read it.....enjoy it....and. the author needs many braves.
  • glenn johnson
    A wonderful storyThis is a story about world war two and a woman who finds a wounded soldier in the black forest. It kept my interest and was well paced. I read it in one night.