The characters were very credible and help dispel the general image of the French people after German occupation during World War Two. The network of priests assisting the resistance was a surprise. The story told of the human failings along with the good and bad on both sides of the conflict. I truly enjoyed the read and commend it to all who enjoy history in story form.
A beautifully written story so vividly told it may well have been true. This is a story of courage and trust but also of suspicion and cowardice. The village of Caillon is a microcosm of occupied France. But her occupiers are not all they seem either. This book was an emotional read, but most definitely worth the time.
A wonderful expose into the lives and heartbreak of French villagers, during the German occupation The daily risks that ordinary townsfolk and members of the Resistance endured just to survive. The co-habitation, collaboration, unbelievable courage, torture, starvation, daily hardship and endurance....and due recognition of the true heroes of France, who gave so much, so that France could live in peace.
I couldn't put it down..one of the best war stories I've read. The range of characters kept me intrigued as to the impact each made on the others. Also had a climax truly amazing that I didn't see coming.