The luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

This book was a masterpiece. There are so many reasons to why I say that, I don’t even know where to begin. But I’ll try! The amount of research that the author must have done to paint such a vivid picture of Eastern Europe in the 1930s-40s is mind boggling. To make the telling of historical events so interesting that it doesn’t bore you, is remarkable. The characters come alive in the pages, with each one evoking a different response at different points of the book. From young love to despair, from jealousy to acceptance and understanding, it’s a roller coaster ride of emotions. Hate them, love them, but they become a part of you.

Stories of the Holocaust always evoke strong emotions in me, and The Luck of the Weissensteiners did something that few books do. It moved me to tears. Christoph Fischer brings out the tragedy that was, something that can never be wiped away, through the eyes and emotions of his characters and it overwhelms you. Thank you for a wonderful experience! It is a moving and passionate story!

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