March 08, 2016

Girl in the Blue Coat by @MonicaHesse #Review @Netgalley @lbkids

Genres: WWII
Pages: 320
Source: Netgalley
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An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times

The missing girl is Jewish. I need you to find her before the Nazis do.

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion.

On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea to find a person--a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action.

Meticulously researched, intricately plotted, and beautifully written, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, gripping novel from a bright new voice in historical fiction.
 





Monica Hesse is a features writer at The Washington Post, where she writes widely-shared longform pieces and has covered royal weddings, dog shows, political campaigns, and White House state dinners. Monica has talked about those stories and others on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, and NPR. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their dog.



This story is not just for the lover of Historical Fiction!  It follows the MC who is just a girl who is dealing with the loss of her love and trying to care for her family.  
I thought this was just going to be a wonderful story about survival in WWII but I was so wrong this book will appeal to many kinds of readers and I so can't wait to get a print copy when it comes out.  
It had a wonderful cast of characters and I can't wait to see what this author brings us next. 

Good pacing and a great mystery this book won't let you forget it for a long time! 



 Go Into This One Knowing 
Choice, Regret, Historical, WWII











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