Book Review: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman

World War II-era fiction is popular right now but what makes this debut different is that it  portrays an ordinary German family. The incidents were inspired by the author's own family. The story is centered around Christine and her desire to protect her family and her boyfriend who is Jewish. The Plum Tree is about longing, … Continue reading Book Review: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson

On April 9, 1940, the Nazis invaded Denmark. Unlike surrounding occupied countries, Denmark rescued ninety percent of its Jewish population. In October 1943, fishermen ferried seven thousands Danish Jews to safety in Sweden. Deborah Hopkinson tells this story and many others in this thrilling work of non-fiction. Most of the people that figure prominently in … Continue reading Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson