The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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a--The Nightingale, Sarah's KeyThe Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062563682
0062563688
9780062563668
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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October 8, 2018

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jilllib Oct 10, 2017

Historical fiction based on a true story. Through different circumstances, three women live in a castle in Germany after WWII.

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archreads Jul 18, 2017

This historical fiction novel follows three women in Germany before, during and after WWII.
It is a riveting and intriguing approach to the war.

A new perspective on World War II where we see that all Germans did not condone Hitler’s plans. The discovery of a plot to assassinate Hitler results in three widows and a makeshift family that returns to a once grand castle and fights to survive.


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molly
Nov 29, 2017

In my old age I thought "oh no, not another WW2 story" but I have to say, it is really good.
I really got caught up in the lives of the three women, and the author writes well. ( I really wish
the library and publisher's comments would stop with so much detail. What are they thinking?!)

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JaniceDeG
Nov 29, 2017

It's a rare thing to find a book that you can't put down because it is such a compelling read. "The Women in the Castle" is one of those rare books. Highly recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of the WWII genre.

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Rachelc24
Nov 07, 2017

a good read. I would recommend it.

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bibliomum
Oct 27, 2017

A moving story of 3 women in Germany during and after WWII.

jilllib Oct 10, 2017

Historical fiction based on a true story. Through different circumstances, three women live in a castle in Germany after WWII.

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Ireadalot2
Oct 01, 2017

Sometimes difficult subject matter but an excellent book. Three women and their children survive Germany in WWII and what happens after.

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Mrsdoody
Sep 16, 2017

Emotion story of survival of the women left behind in Germany in WWII.

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josiehann
Sep 13, 2017

Thought provoking tale from the perspective of 3 different women before, during, and after World War II. This might lead to musings on how evil is allowed to flourish when there are good people all around.

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pozrob
Sep 12, 2017

Highly recommended. Should be required reading for high school students to shed light on the impact of of the horror of war. While this is a work of fiction it gives a snapshot of three women's lives but actually could of been the lives of millions of everyday Germans. Germany from the fall of the Holy Roman Empire up until the start of the Great War was the envy of Europe. After a humiliating defeat in that war, the German people (most) welcomed an unknown Austrian with open arms under his mantra,"Make Germany Great Again". The rest is history. We study history to to learn the mistakes from the past as not to repeat them again. Sadly that horse is out of the gate.

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ronston63
Aug 27, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this well written read. It kept my interest throughout.

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