Thursday, August 11, 2022

Review: Opera Sisters


Ida and Lousie life a comfortable life in London. Their one true love - the opera. They save their money to purchase tickets. They chat with fellow opera lovers while they wait for tickets and become friends. 

But times are changing. Hitler comes to power. Soon he's targeting Jewish people. They start asking their friends for help. The Cook sisters do what they can. But the more they learn, the more risks they take to help. Can they make a difference?

My Thoughts: This is the first time I've heard about these sisters, and I want to know more. I enjoyed this book. The plot of the novel is interspersed with historical moments - which adds context to the story but also kept me from fully sinking into the story. Also there was a huge time jump that wasn't fully explained and I wondered what had happened during that time. It jumped from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to D-Day. I loved that one of the sisters was a romance writer - and that's how she funded many of the rescues. I do love the idea that one person (or two in this case) can make a huge difference.

Cover Thoughts: Stunning
Source: ARC sent for review

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