Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jacob's Oath by Martin Fletcher

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (October 8, 2013)

As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed "The Rat." Now he must choose between revenge and love, between avenging the past and building a future.

My Thoughts:  A wonderful story - Jacob and Sarah's story is amazing.  Jacob and Sarah, fictional characters but so believable and I can imagine that there may have been many true stories written similar to Jacob's Oath.    I could not help but try to put myself in the place of Jacob and Sarah and wonder if I could have endured the lives that they experienced.  Could I have followed through with the oath?  How would I have moved on with my life?  A great story.

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