Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Live for Me by Colin Falconer

The Back Cover:

It should have been boy meets girl. But this is Nazi Germany in 1933, and things like love don’t count for much any more.

Netanel Rosenberg never expected Marie Helder to stand by him. He told her not to, it was too dangerous. She should forget about him.Even when he is the last Jew left in the town, hiding away in secret, still she will not abandon him. Her last words to him, when he is finally discovered: “Whatever happens, don’t give up – live for me.”Through the nightmare of the holocaust, Netanel clings to the promise he made her. But neither he or Marie can imagine what fate has in store for each of them – and what they will have to do to keep their promise to each other.“Once you read Colin Falconer, you’ll want to read everything he has ever written ...” – Crystal Book Reviews: "I’ve never read Colin Falconer before so I had no idea what to expect! Wow!" - Booknerd: Colin Falconer is the author of other thirty crime thrillers and works of historical fiction. His work has been translated into 23 languages around the world.


For more than a decade, I have been a great fan of Colin Falconer and have read nearly all his books. Of all his books, this one stands out the most. It is perhaps his greatest work. He has penned an indepth, historically accurate, heart wrenching tale of World War II and the holocaust. Much of the story takes place in a concentration camp where his story and descriptions made me experience the terror, hunger, and desperation. Of all novels about this time period I've read, his book was the most engrossing and vividly described in great detail. And of course, there are wonderful characters and a fascinating love story woven within the tale.  

It is one thing to know the facts about the Holocaust, but when I read this novel, Colin Falconer's skill as a writer took me right into the horrors and let me experience, through my emotions, the pain and fear of the Jewish people and all they suffered. I cannot say enough about this novel. Please read it. It will stand in honor of all who lost their lives so that humanity will never forget what happened. Highly recommended!