09 Aug 2013

TWO FANTASTIC NEW REVIEWS FOR THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS

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TWO FANTASTIC NEW REVIEWS FOR

THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS

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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic, Enjoyable Family Saga, August 8, 2013
By KTK

It’s not often that you read a book about the time just prior to, during and just after the Second World War that is based outside of either Britain or America. That’s the first thing about The Luck of the Weissensteiners – it isunlike any other WWII fiction I have ever read, based on the experiences of a Jewish and Catholic family from Eastern Europe and the friends they make along the way.

This is an absolutely riveting read from Christoph Fischer, one in fact that I lost sleep over because I just couldn’t put it down. It all starts with a young Jewish girl, Greta, falling in love over books with the store clerk Wilhelm and turns into the most excellently told story about what happens to them and their loved ones.

Fischer does not to go into the full horrors of Holocaust Europe, and he surely should be applauded for that, but there is enough there to put the reader firmly in mind and place, glimpsing the evil that men (and women) carried out. To have written it in such a way seems somehow more powerful, packs more of a punch to the emotions and senses.

Rich in plot, with vibrant characters and wonderful storytelling, I really enjoyed this book and would certainly pick up another from the author.

*****

5.0 out of 5 stars A great story…, August 8, 2013
By james – See all my reviews

“The Luck of the Weissensteiners” is an impressive epic novel, with a cast of really great characters. What starts as a romance soon turns into a war story of surviving and hiding, particularly for the Jewish Weissensteiners.
The author included fascinating historical data, that every so often broke up the narrative, and helped me to understand the ever changing circumstances. I knew nothing about Slovakia and what happened there during/after the war, I’m impressed with the number of different stories and tragedies there are to tell.
The story is full of suspense; we know what happened in history, but not what happened to the Weissensteiners and their friends. The characters are easy to like, even the bad ones often have redeeming sides to them. There aren’t many Nazis in the book.
This is a family story, that brings the message home on a personal level what war does to people, even if it doesn’t kill them.

A great story for history buffs.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R14AFE0FX3Q2JA/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00AFQC4QC&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3599AIE8BX6ZI/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1481130331&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

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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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