— THE PRISONER’S WIFE by Maggie Brookes
Genre: Historical Fiction
During World War II, farm girl Izabela falls for British prisoner of war, Bill. Married in secret, they are captured while trying to evade the Nazis. Will Izzy be able to conceal her true identity even while being held as a POW?
“For Bill, Izzy was some kind of miracle, a bright flower growing out of concrete, unexpected and unimagined.” Inspired by true events, this was a heartfelt debut about the will to survive … and the power of love! Even though this tale was harsh and heartbreaking at times, I was thoroughly fascinated by how Izzy was able to conceal her womanhood from an entire camp. It made my heart beat faster, and I felt like I was by their side every harrowing step of the way. This was an unforgettable tale about surviving the worst hardships while also maintaining hope.
I would highly recommend this one for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Location: 1944-1945 Czechoslovakia and Poland
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.