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Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 360
Date of Publication: May 30, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
In this fourth book in the touching WWII historical fiction book by Catherine Hokin, the war is now over. However, this does not mean that Hanni and Freddy are living an idyllic life. In fact, they both have experienced so much during their war years and while the war itself is over, their relationship has taken a huge hit.
During the course of this series, Hanni has been desperate to have her father caught and punished for his war crimes. With a name change, he is still reigning well, but Hanni can never forget his despicable acts during the war. Meanwhile, Hanni and Freddy have a teen son who not only idolizes his grandfather, he starts taking on his grandfather's ideologies, even leaving home to join his grandfather's school.
Despite their troubled relationship, Hanni and Freddy join forces to bring their son back home. Hanni's father Reiner was despicable from book one and for every book in this series. He represents many former war criminals who got away with their cruel behavior during the war. I love Hanni's determination to bring her father to justice despite the many dangers facing her. Also, this story shows a mother's love for her son and trying to save him from becoming like his grandfather.
I was so very drawn to this and all of the previous books in the series. Not only was I powerfully affected about Hanni and how her father was, I was pulled into the drama that was Hanni and Freddy's relationship and kept rooting for them. One thing that I really learned while reading this book that was although the war was over it did not mean things were all that much easier for the Jews. Post-War Germany had more than its share of troubles, especially as the Nazi ideology still existed. Maybe I am telling on myself, but I thought - the war is over, life can start again.
Well, Hanni and Freddy's story proved otherwise and I applaud Catherine Hokin for crafting such a well-written series with compassionate characters that were very easy to care for.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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