Sunday, February 13, 2022

Review: The White Rose Network by Ellie Midwood

The White Rose Network
by Ellie Midwood

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 281
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sophie was born to be a rebel, raised by parents who challenged the brutal Nazi regime. Determined to follow in their footsteps, she leaves for university, defying Hitler’s command for women to stay at home.

On her first day in Munich, Sophie’s brother Hans introduces her to his dear friend. When she meets Alexander, with his raven-black hair and brooding eyes, she knows instantly that she isn’t alone. There are more courageous souls like her, who will fight against evil.

Together, and with others who also refuse to back down, they form the White Rose Network. In an underground vault, Sophie and Alexander conspire in whispers, falling in love as they plot against Hitler. Promising her heart to Alexander is the most dangerous act of all––with each risk they take, they get closer to capture.

As snowflakes fall on a frosty February morning, Sophie and her brother scatter Munich University with leaflets calling for resistance: “We will not be silent; we will not leave you in peace!”

But their lives hang in the balance, with the secret police offering a reward to anyone with information on the White Rose Network. It is only a matter of time before the Gestapo closes in… And when Sophie is imprisoned in an interrogation room, staring a Nazi officer in the eye, will she take their secrets to her grave? Will she sacrifice her freedom for love?

Kritters Thoughts:  An interesting book to add to your World War II reading as the book unfolds in two time "spots."  One is as Sophie is getting into the group and helping subvert the Nazi regime and sprinkled amongst those chapters are a few chapters where you see her interrogated and you know that at some point Sophie got caught and she is trying not to give up the group.  

This was one of those books that felt familiar throughout my reading as I kept thinking about other World War II books that included different details that were in this one.  Although it felt familiar, I enjoyed it because I enjoyed Sophie.  She was such a fun character follow - I loved her tenacity and her drive to make sure that the "good side" won.  

This was my second Ellie Midwood read and because many of her books center on World War II, I would love to read her backlist, but maybe not all in a row as I like to pepper my World War II reading throughout my reading life and not back to back. 

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 10 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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