The brand new Courtney Series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to the global bestseller WAR CRYParis, 1939 -Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day. Meanwhile Saffron - recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE's network - soon finds herself being hunted by Germany's most ruthless spymaster. Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all: sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited. Courtney's War is an epi...
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Courtney's War Reviews
I'm not a big fan of war romances, but I ended up kind of liking this story. Set during World War II, it tells the separate tales of two lovers, a German and a British soldiers, and all the adventures they must face before the War ends in 1945. Reading historical fiction is kind of interesting because you kind of know some of the things that are going to happen (like how long the war is going to last, or some key events in history), but you still have the unpredictable fate of the fiction love s ...more
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Wilbur Smith, David Churchill, and Bonnier Zaffre USA for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.
After a few novels in the Courtney saga proved to be complete duds, I was pleased to see Wilbur Smith team up with David Churchill and returned things to the 20th century, where the series has flourished. In the Spring of 1939, young love is blossoming between Saffron Courtney and Gerha ...more
On the first two pages I was not sure that this would be "my kind" of story since it seemed to be more of a romance tale with two physically-perfect partners. However, the author quickly introduced the wartime drama, along with the conflict of one pro-Nazi brother versus a rationally-clear headed brother. The preview pages are not enough for me to even begin to think that I know what is going to happen, and had one of those "oh no" moments when the preview came to a sudden end. I enjoy all of th ...more
Although this is technically part of a series I didn’t feel as though I needed to have read any of the others.
It could easily be a standalone.
This book is heartbreaking and emotional and fast paced but it was such a good read.
The characters were instantly likeable and I was routing for Saffron and Gerhard from the start.
I was nearly crying at the end and my heart aches a little at some of the situations and horrors that they lived through and saw.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read any ...more
I read the first chapter on another website and I was intrigued, it had got my attention, even at 1am. The book is in a huge series of books by Wilbur Smith, but it wasn't an issue. In fact it's made me want to go backwards and read the rest. It's one of those books where you have to research what you have read, because you just can't believe it to be true. That men could do that to other men. Thanks to Netgalley and Bonnier Zafre and of course Wilbur Smith for the opportunity to read and revie ...more
Librarian: If your library has a historical fiction section, then there's a good chance that a decent percentage of the books in it occur during WWII. There's something about that war that tugs at the heart and the imagination. As such, deciding whether or not to order new WWII book can sometimes be difficult. After all, you don't want to oversaturate your collection.
Personally, I would order this one. It's got romance, intrigue and a popular setting, all the things that draw people to historic ...more
I received a free copy from Readers First in exchange for an honest review.
This was a book in a series which i hadn't read any others of but don't feel like i was missing out as enough backstory was discussed to get you up to speed if you hadn't read any other. Also the fact that this takes place during such an infamous period of history means you are kind of up to speed already.
The pace is relentless, from the excerpt we got for this we were left on a cliffhanger thinking our heroine had been ...more