Friday, 21 February 2020

THE STAR AND THE SHAMROCK BY JEAN GRAINGER

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
Ariella Bannon has no choice: she must put her precious children, Liesl and Erich, on that train or allow them to become prey for the Nazis.

Berlin 1939.

When her husband doesn’t come home one day, Ariella realises that the only way she can ensure her Jewish children’s safety is to avail of the Kindertransport, but can she bear to let them go?

A thousand miles away, Elizabeth Klein has closed herself off from the world. Losing her husband on the last day of the Great War, and her child months later, she cannot, will not, love again. It hurts too much.

But she is all Liesl and Erich Bannon have.

Thrown together in the wild countryside of Northern Ireland, Elizabeth and the Bannon children discover that life in the country is anything but tranquil. Danger and intrigue lurk everywhere, and some people are not what they seem.

From the streets of wartime Berlin, to the bombed out city of Liverpool, and finally resting in the lush valleys of the Ards Penisula, The Star and The Shamrock from USA Today bestselling author Jean Grainger, is unputdownable.

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Release date 


MAY 28, 2019



MY REVIEW

Brava! I was captivated from the start. This is a side of World War II I hadn’t given much thought. I knew children were sent off for their own safety, but had never given much consideration as to what their lives might have been like. Jean Grainger does a marvelous job of opening that door wide and allowing us to step into a world turned upside down. A world that was full of prejudice and love, fear and safety, terror and joy, betrayal and trust. Ms Grainger’s characters seem as real as if this were a documentary. I’m hoping that the ending perhaps hints at a sequel . . . Please? Ok, I’m finished. Go get the book already!

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