16 Jan 2015

THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS – Last day of free promotion! #WW2 #historicalfiction

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THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERSToday, Jan 16th, is the last day of my FREE PROMOTION
for 
THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS

(download it here:  http://ow.ly/HlJF4 )

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED, and thanks for these wonderful new reviews for the book:

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story and Great Characters, January 13, 2015
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This review is from: The Luck of the Weissensteiners (The Three Nations Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I loved the way this story of a family of weavers was woven. (Awful pun, I know). But the focus on family and history, the overlapping of generation, reminded me of a Jeffrey Euginedes novel. It was an intimate portrayal of the individuals affected by a global event (WWII), and I always enjoy those novels and stories that take the viewpoint of a select few and their response to what’s going on in the world. I appreciated the fact that the characters each seemed to have their own personal journeys and development, especially Johanna. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone interested in literary or historical fiction.

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!,
This review is from: The Luck of the Weissensteiners (The Three Nations Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Christoph Fischer writes very emotional historical fiction the way DaVinci painted paintings, by focusing on tiny details to bring life to a page.

The idea of presenting real historical events through fictional characters reminded me of Ken Follet’s *Pillars of the Earth*. Each book is part of a multi volume presentation of history seen through the prism of believable fictional characters. In this case, Mr. Fischer gives us a look at Slovakia during World War II and real world characters are mentioned but never step on stage.

The time period for the story is best known for the violence of World War II. The book has a few violent scenes but only to carry the story forward. It portrays people struggling to survive and cope with one of the darker chapters of twentieth century history. The characters are defined by their reactions to the forces of history. Some are corrupted by greed and opportunity. Some are destroyed by their own weakness or overwhelming force. Some thread a path from one crisis to the next.

The book has no obvious hero or villain, no protagonist or antagonist. As many European authors do, Fischer uses a lot of narration and occasionally weaves in the dialog and action of his characters.

He writes about events that our small globe should not ever forget. I highly recommend reading the The Luck of The Weissensteiners.

The book reached the dwindling heights of 
#1 in US Free Kindle Charts and
#2 in the UK.
It has been downloaded over 50,000 times in 4 days in the US alone,

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And my Amazon Author Rank went up to
#78 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

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The Luck of the Weissensteiners (Three Nations Trilogy Book 1)

In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe and re-draws the visible and invisible borders. The political climate in the multifaceted cultural jigsaw puzzle of disintegrating Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and the families. The story follows them through the war with its predictable and also its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after.
But this is no ordinary romance; in fact it is not a romance at all, but a powerful, often sad, Holocaust story. What makes The Luck of the Weissensteiners so extraordinary is the chance to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. This is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social location, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck.

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Short Biography: _DSF0534

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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