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also about and Gerhard would probably be a good idea 35 stars rounded up to 4Thank You Simon and Schuster for sending me this ARC through LibraryThing I enjoyed this historical fiction book It a love story set during WWII Gerhard von Meerbach and Saffron Courtney meet and fall in love in 1939 When the war starts he becomes a pilot in the German Luftwaffe and she becomes a spy for the British SOESpecial Operations Executive The story moved slowly in the first third of the book but became a page turner halfway through It is part of a series but worked fine for me a stand aloneTwo uotesThe part of a series worked fine for me as a stand aloneTwo uotesThe was low in the sky shining between the islands of Rum and Sky turning them into soft silhouettes of purple and grayMaybe that s what a ghost is a presence of the dead in the dreams of the livingUpdate 12 21 18 My wife read and enjoyed this book enough that she plans to read of this series Wilbur Smith is a well established author with over 130 million of his novels sold worldwide and today I decided that I needed to get to know him Courtney s War is a WWII spy thriller packed full of action intrigue and the horror endured in the camps of Sachsenhausen and Dachau The Courtney in uestion is Saffron Courtney a white South African recruited by England s Special Operations Executive Saffron does fall into a bit of a cliche that I have witnessed in spyaction thrillers She s drop dead gorgeous and she can kick ass But Wilbur Smith makes her so relatable that I loved reading her book parts despite the aforementioned cliche The other protagonist we follow is German pilot Gerhard von Meerbach who hates the Nazi cause and is separated from Saffron who he loves Honestly he was a bit of a cliche too and I felt he needed to be a bit fleshed out as a character Also much of his storyline was intriguing but sometimes appeared to be lacking clear execution What I do feel was very evident is that Smith brilliantly weaves a strong sense of what the world was like during the war ears the dangers spies and Resistance leaders faced and how disenchanted some enlisted Germans felt with Hitler and the Nazi regime especially after Stalingrad That alone makes me confident I would give Wilbur Smith another chance in the future Are The Concubine you a Wilbur Smith fan What books wouldou recommend Let me know in the comments section below Although this is technically part of a series I didn t feel as though I needed to have read any of the others It could easily be a standalone This book is heartbreaking and emotional and fast paced but it was such a good read The characters were instantly likeable and I was routing for Saffron and Gerhard from the start I was nearly crying at the end and my heart aches a little at some of the situations and horrors that they lived through and saw It s been uite a while since I ve read any books based in the war and this was a good one to delve back into it with It s written in a way that draws Surfing: The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques (World Sports Guide) you in and keepsou hooked until the very end I would definitely recommend it to those who enjoy historical fiction set in the war What the what Apparently this is the 17th THE 17TH book in this series Holy NAZI Romanticization What the hell I DNF d this book at the half way point I found myself first falling asleep mid way through into 2 pages every single night and I have no problem with romance novels which is what this book seemed to be billing itself as But it was a dual narrator some parts told by Saffron who was born in South Africa and was being trained by the English to fight against the Nazis one of which she s in love with I don t freaking get it either stay with me here and the other Narrator is some heart of gold isn t really a Nazi is just related to a bunch of them and is fighting with them because his family threatened a bunch of the people he really loves so instead of escaping and going to fight with Saffron which is what any other self respecting fictional hero would do he puts on his Nazi uniform and is present at the gassing of thousands ofokay I literally cannot go on at this point I have no idea what the hell the author was trying to accomplish and I don t know who could finish this book after this This shit is ridiculous I couldn t finish it Whatever the authors motives were they got lost in translation and The Infernal your one protagonist is literally in love with a NAZI That s not how this works guys that s now how any of this works Burnour boo. Cabile spia tedesca che le dà la cacciaCostretti ad affrontare forze malvagie e orrori indicibili i due innamorati sono chiamati a prendere la decisione più difficile sacrificare se stessi o cercare di sopravvivere a ogni costo nella speranza che il destino un giorno permetterà loro di ritrovarsi Una storia epica di coraggio tradimento e a imperituro che porta il lettore nel cuore della Seconda guerra mondial.

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Can return with pride Recommended for those who love the Courtneys in all their gloryIt was a difficult decision to choose this book having been so disheartened by some of the recent novels in this saga That said I had to tell myself that those novels that took things onto the high seas many generations ago were part of a sub series that never caught my attention With some of my favourite characters and 20th century history mixed together I knew that Wilbur Smith alongside his writing companion David Churchill should get the benefit of the doubt This is a return to the great Courtney stories and the reader should find it easy to glide into the comfort of familiar names had they read much of the previous novels while finding the they read much of the previous novels while finding the riveting and eager to comprehend Saffron Courtney remains a strong independent woman who even though she is madly in love finds little issue with remaining grounded and able to make snap decisions She has become a powerhouse character in previous novels and only grows likeable and independent minded here Her tactics will likely have the reader cheering her on as she makes her way through early 1940s Europe in an age where women were still not given their due Gerhard von Meerbach proves to be as interesting as he is cocky though some of that is surely a ruse as he hides within the Nazis in order to bring them down He is strong willed as is seen throughout and particularly in the last segment of the book always hoping that he will be reunited with the woman he loves While there may be an imbalance in that love between the two characters the reader can surely feel the connection throughout the parallel plots as they develop The story itself is strong and uses Second World War history and some of the less familiar angles to keep things from becoming too predictable Saffron s seeking to penetrate the Nazis is as intriguing as it is unpredictable while Gerhard seems passive in his attempts to weaken the military might for which he fights The handful of worthwhile secondary characters do well to push the story forward particularly as to go to either support or suppress our aforementioned protagonists I can only hope that the reader will see some of the vilification that I did throughout the book from actual Nazi officers as well as those who support National Socialism in other domains The narrative kept a good pace giving the reader action throughout However with unnumbered lengthy chapters some segments seemed to stretch out without that literary breath that invigorates a stellar story Let s be glad the Courtneys are back in fine formKudos Messrs Smith and Churchill for returning the Courtney saga to its rightful place with a strong novel I can only hope this will continue as The Divers' Game you boasted Mr Smith inour recently published memoir that ou loves this series with all our heartLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge Did I expect es I did but it just wasn t my cup of tea I just could nt get into it I have loved all the Courtneys just not this one I love really thick meandering novels set during some dramatic period of history with larger than life protagonists and cast of thousands think Leon Uris or MM Kaye Sadly this is a genre that seems to have largely died outExcept for Wilbur Smith This wonderfully larger than life tale is set during WW2 and follows our heroine Saffron a daughter of a wealthy Englishman living in Kenya and Gerhard the ounger son of an evil German industrialistThey fall in love at first sight in the 1930s but alas history has other plans Eventually war comes and Saffron becomes a British spy in the captured territories Gerhard secretly is against Nazis despite being a Luftwaffe pilot and their love appears as doomed as my free time reading this behemoth of a book Our protagonists are amazingly gorgeous brave and talented The events the author places them into are often delightfully improbable But sometimes the trend of dour books about miserable people in sordid circumstances spending hours introspectively staring at their navels is too much SOMETIMES ONE WANTS A BOOK ABOUT AMAZING HEROIC PEOPLE one wants a book about amazing heroic people in somewhat improbable and wonderful adventures with severe side of misery it is true Sometimes one just wants to be swept away into an epic If Instructor's manual for Selected topics in mathematics by Edward L Spitznagel Jr you do this one is forouNote that despite the fact that this book is listed as n17 in the series it s pretty much a sta. Sua unità si ritrova coinvolta nell'inferno della battaglia di Stalingrado si rende conto che le possibilità di uscirne vivo si affievoliscono di giorno in giornoSaffron che nel frattempo è stata reclutata dal SOE l'Esecutivo Operazioni Speciali e inviata nel Belgio occupato per scoprire in che modo i Nazisti sono riusciti a infiltrarsi nella rete dell'organizzazione deve trovare il modo di sfuggire all'impla. .
Courtney's War

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