Five stars for sure. This was a beautiful book. Even throughout reading about the brutality of the era, unconditional love, loyalty, and bonds between those in need were evident. World War II was a horrific time. Horrible things happened. This book will be hard to read for some.
The magical realism is well represented and a genre that I have never explored. I had to stop and research a lot of the book, but I learned a great deal in doing so.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone, although it will no be for everyone.
I would like to thank Netgalley, Simon & Schuster and Alice Hoffman for an opportunity to read this ebook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.