My Mother’s Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story Review

My Mother's Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story Review

  • Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people…until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the attic—each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander.
  • Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives—all under one roof—My Mother’s Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary.


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This was a short book, read it in one day. Very interesting plot with good (believable) characters. I could see it taking off in different directions but it stayed the course.By MALISSA

Although I have read many books on the holocaust, this is a different approach. The idea is a different one, and is extremely interesting. You become invested in the characters who are all very different from each other. How they all come together is fascinating. It is a fast read and I enjoyed it very much.By Mary Scher

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Product Details

Author: J.L. Witterick
Kindle Price: Hardcover from $9.11, Paperback $8.75, MP3 CD $19.99
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (September 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425274810
ISBN-13: 978-0425274811
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,368 in Books

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