Monday, March 7, 2022

Blog Tour: Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck

 Title: Sisters of Night and Fog

Author: Erika Robuck

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Berkley Books

Publish Date: March 1, 2022

Source: Publisher

What's the Story?:

From "1940. In a world newly burning with war, and in spite of her American family’s wishes, Virginia decides to stay in occupied France with her French husband. She’s sure that if they keep their heads down they’ll make it through. But as the call to resist the enemy grows around her, Virginia must decide if she's willing to risk everything to help those in need.

Nineteen-year-old Violette is a crack shot with an unquenchable spirit of adventure, and she's desperate to fight the Nazis however she can. When her mother sends her to find an exiled soldier, Violette meets the man who will change her life. Then tragedy strikes, and Britain’s clandestine war organization—the Special Operations Executive—learns of Violette’s dual citizenship and adept firearm handling and starts to recruit her. But Violette is no stranger to loss and must decide whether the cost of defiance is too great a price to pay.

Set across the European theater of WWII, Sisters of Night and Fog tells the story of two women whose clandestine deeds come to a staggering halt when they are brought together at Ravensbrück concentration camp."

My Two Cents:

I am so pleased to be on the blog tour for this fabulous book!

In "Sisters of Night and Fog," we meet Virginia, an American married to a French man, and Violette, a woman of both French and English heritage, who are drawn to protect the free world in whatever way they can from the terrible destruction of the Nazis. Based on real people, the author creates a fascinating story of two very brave women who will willingly put themselves in harms way if it means that they and their beloved families can be free from tyranny. 

Virginia and Violette are larger than life characters and it was hard for me to believe that they were real people with all of the recounting of their brave deeds (the author's note gave me goosebumps). The author does a really fantastic job of bringing them to life with a lot of rich detail and descriptions of their fantastic deeds. 

Some of my favorite parts of the book had to do with both of the women being trained in the ways of clandestine service. The detail here was great and it was clear that it was meticulously done.  I loved reading about all of the things that both Virginia and Violette encounter. They are terribly brave but the things they face are almost unimaginable and you are definitely cheering them on the entire way! 

One thing I wanted to draw special attention to was the fantastic section at the back of the book entitled "Notes on History and Character Choices." This is like an author's note on steroids and as a history lover, I loved getting this peek at how Robuck pulled all of her research together and what choices she made in order to pull together a tight but still richly detailed narrative. 

Erika Robuck is already on my automatic must read list but this book has even further solidified her place on it. This was a very exciting story surrounding two thoroughly engaging main characters. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to see what Robuck writes next!

1 comment:

  1. i don't read a lot of these kinds of books but i enjoyed your great review
    sherry @ fundinmental


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