Author: Heather Osborne
Genre: Historical Romance
Star Rating: 4/5
Love can be found even in the most hopeless of places.
A young woman in the Lodz Ghetto is given a chance at survival by an old school friend who happens to be a Nazi soldier. Can their love survive in such a dangerous environment?
I don't generally read short stories. I frequently find myself unsatisfied by the rushed action and often abrupt ending, but when I read the (short) blurb attached to this story I couldn't not read it. I mean, a Jewish girl from the ghetto falling in love with a Nazi soldier? It doesn't get much more forbidden than that--and we all know Mary loves herself some forbidden romance. I found the characters to be remarkably well fleshed out for length of the story. I felt like I really knew and understood Irena as a person. The setting is beautifully (though tragically) descriptive. This was a brief yet sobering look into a terrible part of history, lightened with a wonderful tale of survival and romance.