Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Review - "My Enemy, My Beloved"

Historical fiction lovers, here is a new book for you: Karl Vanghen's "My Enemy, My Beloved." Set during World War II, Vanghen's novel has characters that are thrust into the war, being stripped of their innocence and having their lives drastically changed.

New Ulm, Minnesota is filled with many immigrants, mostly from Germany, and yet they are not thrilled with having enemy soldiers living closely to them. Elsa is only sixteen years-old, and the war is horrific to her as she thinks of young men having to live in combat. Elsa has been raised to have a faith in God and this helps her through this time. Yet, she is not expecting the relationship that develops with Henrick, under the watchful eye of her father and against the backdrop of war.

Vanghen's characters are well-developed and as the reader, you will come to know the readers well and love them. You will be so quickly drawn into the story and into the characters' lives. You will soon be rooting for Henrick and Elsa and just hoping that they will find a way to be reunited. A must-read for history fans!

* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. *

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