5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, March 24, 2013
By Mr. “Max”
This review is from: The Luck of the Weissensteiners (The Three Nations Trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I was hesitant to read it feeling it would be another Nazi regime story that I have personally had my fill of. Because of who recommended it and what they had to say, “you will be surprised and it won’t dsappoint” knowing they knew my feelings I was intrigued. This book did not disappoint. It was less about the Hiltler’s evil and more a character study in a horrific backdrop but it is tastefully and well done. The writing is engaging and Fischer a good storyteller. I can honestly now say I pass along the recommendation to read this and doubtful it will disappoint. I’m not easily entertained but this one was enjoyable.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Luck of the Weissensteiners, March 25, 2013
By Ella Hansing –
This review is from: The Luck of the Weissensteiners (The Three Nations Trilogy) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Though we journey through this work with fictional characters, it is evident early on that this piece is comprehensively researched – the thoroughness of detail in no way detracts from the story told through the different personalities the author has created and placed within such a turbulent time in history. I particularly enjoyed tracing after the protagonist Greta as she evolved (like the other cast members were forced to do so through their rapid changing lives) through her sweet, simple, early romance, then downward through the complex unveiling of the hate, intolerance, and abuse ramped during the Second World War, into painstakingly sacrificial, full-sprung womanhood.
The author writes a clean-line prose that is comfortable to read and easily (within the first few sentences) exports the reader to another time and place, another level of desperation and despair – and most importantly reminds the reader of the utmost depths that hope can actually reach when faced with hardships such as the ones chronicled so historically poetic in The Luck of the Weissensteiners.