Book Review-Touching the Wire-Rebecca Bryn | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Touching the Wire-Rebecca Bryn

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This historical fiction will rip your insides out as a doctor in a concentration camp attempts to save the women. He has to play two sides against the other. He falls in love with one of the women and she with him---but in the concentration camps all has to be hidden including two boys who were twins. What is done to them ultimately is enough to give you nightmares. All of this could have happened--I have known survivors and their children. Their stories of what went on would make you shiver and weep.

This novel goes on to tell of the life of the doctor after the war. He is living with his family who have no idea what he has done or seen. His grand daughters ultimately find him in a nursing home and the truth comes out--could you forgive him? Can they?

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Auschwitz 1944 and a transport of Hungarian Jews has arrived. A young mother steps down from a cattle wagon as Walt, a doctor, steps forward to intercept her. 'Say you are well. Say you can work and are not pregnant. Give the baby to your grandmother, and tell her she must stand to the left. with the children. You must stand to the right.' 'My grandmother isn't well. I'm a nurse. I can look after her and little Mary.'

A guard strode past. 'Together afterwards.' He nodded, compounding the conspiracy of silence. 'Together afterwards.'

The old lady held out her arms for the baby. 'Go Miriam. God be with you.' He had no way to tell her he'd saved her life: no right to tell her to abandon hope.

IAN book of the Year 2019. Readers Favorite Gold Medal 2019

'One of the most profoundly affecting books you'll read.' The woman and Children of Auschwitz and a man who tried to save them. A fictional tale inspired by a terrible truth. A story of courage, cowardice, faith, hope and love. Could you forgive this?

Touching the Wire, a story of the women of the holocaust, was awarded 'Best Historical Thriller of 2015' by Christoph Fischer, a respected histfic author, and was also awarded a Readers' Favourite 5-star review. In 2019, it was awarded a gold medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards and the 'Outstanding Historical Fiction' prize and the 'Fiction Book of the Year' prize in the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Rebecca lives near Britain's smallest city, St Davids, in the far west of Wales with her rescue dog, rescue husband and twenty very sheepish sheep. Surrounded by stunning coastal and moorland scenery, she also loves to paint. She inherited her love of stories from her grandfather, who told stories with his hands: stories with colourful characters and unexpected endings. Her fascination with what makes people who they are, and the belief that life is many shades of grey, informs her writing. A Native American Indian proverb reads, 'Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.' Rebecca has based her life on this tenet: it is certainly core to her writing. 'We may not condone what a person does, but sometimes we can understand and maybe come to forgive.' In 2019, she won the IAN Fiction Book of the Year prize, the IAN Outstanding Historical Fiction prize, and the Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for Historical era/event Fiction.

All her books have been awarded Readers' Favorite 5-star reviews, and previews of her books can be read at

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