Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Review: Even in Darkness by:Barbara Stark-Nemon
About the Book:
Spanning one century and three continents, Even in Darkness tells the story of Kläre Kohler, whose early years as beloved daughter of a prosperous German-Jewish family hardly anticipate the often harrowing life she faces as an adult—a long saga of family, lovers, two world wars, concentration camps, and sacrifice. As the world changes around her, Kläre is forced to make a number of seemingly impossible choices in order to protect the people she loves—and to save herself.
Based on a true story, Even in Darkness highlights the intimate experience of Kläre’s reinvention as she faces the destruction of life as she knew it, and traces her path beyond survival to wisdom, meaning, and—most unexpectedly—love.
Klare Kohler, a mother, a wife, and a Jew has way too much to worry about as Germans surround everything and everyone she loves. Although she and her husband still are wealthy during these uncertain times, they still are in danger. Her husband soon appears weak and tired, with a doctors visit she knows he is quite sick. She meets a man who makes her feel better about her day to day life and troubling situations, and most of all he makes her feel like the only girl in the world. He treats her like a true woman, a woman with brains and beauty. But when she begins helping with his mother as a masseur, they soon become more than just friends. Her kids are sent in opposite directions to keep them out of the Nazis grasps. But soon the Nazis are on Klare's doorstep and she knows she will no longer be able to hide.
Even In Darkness was an amazing read. I really liked how intense and descriptive the author really was. This book is a true page-turner. I couldn't stop reading once I started. I do hope that the author will write another book soon.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.