Book Review — “The Prisoner’s Wife” by Maggie Brookes

What a story. This is “inspired by a true story” although the author was never able to find proof it actually happened. I have to say — I hope it did. This is a story about a young British soldier in a POW camp that falls in love with a Czech farm girl, and they decide to risk everything by trying to run to safety and a better life. In their youthful exuberance, they really don’t think their plan through and wind up living a nightmare after being captured by the Nazis. The young girl, Izzy, pretends to be a man and thats when the story truly begins. The author gives a realistic glimpse into the hardships of Nazi POW camps; its unimaginable that anyone survived, let alone a woman hiding as a man. But what touched me the most about this story were Izzy & Bill’s fellow prisoners and the lengths they went to keep her secret. Its a hopeful book of love and friendship trapped amongst the horrors of war. I’ll remember this one. And again — I really hope its true. Disclaimer– I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher!!! Publication date: 5/20/2020 #NetGalley 4 1/2 stars 🤩🤩🤩🤩✨

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