Book Review: The Warsaw Sisters
On a golden August morning in 1939, sisters Antonina and Helena Dąbrowska send their father off to defend Poland against the looming threat of German invasion. The next day, the first bombs fall on Warsaw, decimating their beloved city and shattering the world of their youth.
When Antonina's beloved Marek is forced behind ghetto walls along with the rest of Warsaw's Jewish population, Antonina turns her worry into action and becomes a key figure in a daring network of women risking their lives to shelter Jewish children. Helena finds herself drawn into the ranks of Poland's secret army, joining the fight to free her homeland from occupation. But the secrets both are forced to keep threaten to tear the sisters apart--and the cost of resistance proves greater than either ever imagined.
Shining a light on the oft-forgotten history of Poland during WWII and inspired by true stories of ordinary individuals who fought to preserve freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Warsaw Sisters is a richly rendered portrait of courage, sacrifice, and the resilience of our deepest ties.
Instantly, I was sweep away within the pages of this book. It was like I was transported back in to with Helena and Antonina. Their world changed in the blink of an eye. One moment they were little girls saying goodbye to their father and next they are grown up and fighting the war in their own ways.
Helena and Antonina or Antonina and Helena. Saying their names, they were meshed together, so for them to go their separate ways took a lot of effort. I felt drawn to both sisters. I can't even imagine what it must have been like and the courage they showed.
Amanda really brought to life this story. I binge read this book so fast but not without effort as I tried to slowly read it to savor every moment. Fans of Sarah Sundin will want to read this book.