Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls

By Martha Hall Kelly

  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Historical
Lilac Girls book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 903 Ratings)

Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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  • lilac girls

    5
    By rthomas hughes
    immersive, educational, sobering
  • The women of Ravensbrück

    5
    By Joanabake
    I was mesmerized by this book, and the totally different stories of each woman involved in the only Nazi concentration camp for females. I found the writing to be intelligent and expressive, without sentimentality but with great insight.
  • Lilac Girls

    5
    By Done forever
    It would be a mistake not to read this book. I'm going to buy it in hard cover, too, so that I include it in my small collection of books that I will read more than once. It's horrifying and unimaginable how Hitler, one man, was the catalyst for years of terrorizing and incentivizing people to assist in his insane vision and hatred. I'm 53 and every time I read books on this subject it boggles my mind.
  • Compelling

    5
    By Vice Dean
    Who knew? Yes, I know about so many evils of WWII but not this one. Like so many others, I couldn't put it down. This was a very important presentation and the information needs to be made more prominent among the other horrors of that time. And, the question that I ask myself and others, "What would you have done?" No easy answer there.
  • One of the best books i have read

    5
    By npe214
    Loved his book. The three stories and how hey all live in parallel. Outstanding read!
  • Lilac girls

    5
    By Sean/Rachel
    Must read
  • The Lilac Girls

    5
    By Bdus69
    A must read!
  • Lilac Girls

    5
    By Reading Giant
    My gritting teeth, my stopped heart, and my gasping breath wanted to put this book down, but my hand kept turning pages.
  • Amazing Read

    5
    By Alltakenfu
    I have read many books on World War II, this was one of the very best. When I read some of the previous reviews, the one from Urrrg on April 2nd really says it best. This is a must read for all Americans who think we have such a horrible life and country. The strength of the women who were put through such horrors and survived even stronger is such an inspiration. Thank you for this book!
  • Lovely, heartfelt, extremely engaging!

    4
    By psniaki
    Incredible, gripping, unforgettable story... I could hardly put it down. There were, however, a few things that annoyed me throughout. I've lost count of how many times the author uses the word "bosom", or gave the meaning of a character's name in order to make a point about their personality. Caroline's relationship with Paul was unconvincing and difficult to like, and her role in the bigger story seemed pointless for at least the first 300 pages. Although each chapter is told from a different character's point of view, the speaking style were are awfully similar, so that it's obvious that the author is writing in their place. I was expecting each character to have their own unique voice, as is accurate if one were to read their diaries. There are times where author introduces a character who has already been introduced a few pages before... and if she forgot that she had already done so. A times the setting, characters' clothes, and speaking style was not in line with that of the war-time era. And last but not least, I think that starting the book with Caroline in NYC was a weak start, because Kasia's and Herta's stories were far more attention-grabbing.

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