Friday, November 18, 2016

Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw

Many of us cannot fathom what it was like living during the time of World War II.  The Avenue of Spies brings you within the life of a small family in the middle of Paris as the approaching Germany Army plan to take over Paris.  You are introduced to a Doctor, his wife and son who are now neighbors to the invading German army.  You get to experience their lives firsthand as their city is taken over, the many restrictions they are now forced to live by and the horror of daily arrests and executions.  Knowing any day, they could be caught they continue to help the allied resistance.  Many people are saved by the doctor hiding them in the hospital and in their own home.  Time eventually runs out and they are sent to jail, interrogated, and then send from one concentration camp to another.  As the allies come closer their chances of survival are all but non-existence.  To experience the true situation of the many people that risked their lives to help others during World War II you first need to read this book.  The danger and horror these people endure is amazing but that is overshadowed by the courage and bravely of these men and women.

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.