What I Loved: The way this book is written just pulls you in from the first page. I loved seeing the perspective of the architect as well as the views from other characters. Some scenes would give you insight that Lucien, the architect, did not have, which gave me anxiety about what would happen next, but it was perfect!
How I Felt: I was so drawn into this book. I felt the fear and triumphs that the characters felt. I was right there with them through their experiences.
To Read or Not To Read: This is a must read! Such a beautifully written book, I cannot say enough good things about this! If you enjoy historical fiction, world war II fiction, or books in general, this one is for you!
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Lucien, an architect living in Paris during the World War II occupation is approached by a wealthy man, asking him to design a hiding space in an apartment for a Jewish friend. Lucien is appalled; how could he think of doing this? He would be arrest, tortured, killed! And yet, the extremely outrageous fee he is being offered, as well as the excitement of outsmarting the Nazi’s pulls him in and he does it. In exchange, he is also awarded the design of a new factory. The story follows Lucien as he designs for Monsieur Auguste Manet again and again. Until things begin to go terribly wrong.
The story in this book is written so well and the designs to hide the Jewish people are intriguing. I loved everything about this book, and highly recommend it to everyone!
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