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TitleThe Road Beyond Ruin
AuthorGemma Liviero
ISBN-
ImprintGemma Liviero Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition
Pages436

Description

For some people in post World War II Germany, the battle is not over.August 1945 As Stefano, an Italian POW, heads toward home across war ravaged Germany, he encounters a young child beside his dead mother Unable to leave him to an unknown fate, Stefano takes the boy with him, finding refuge in a seemingly abandoned house in a secluded woodland.But the house is far from vacant Stefano wakes at the arrival of its owner, Erich, a former German soldier, who invites the travelers to stay until they can find safe passage home Stefano cautiously agrees, intrigued by the disarming German, his reclusive neighbor Rosalind, and her traumatized husband, Georg Stefano is also drawn to Monique, the girl in a photograph on Rosalind s wall, who went missing during the war.But when he discovers letters written by Monique, a darker truth emerges This place of refuge could be one of reckoning, and the secrets of the past might prevent the travelers from ever getting home.

Reviews

The Just-About-Cocky Ms M

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

For the past several months I have despaired of finding a good WWII novel I would have even settled for a decent one But alas All that seemed to flood the market were tales of tepid romance set against the war as nothing than wallpaper of silly female spies without the sense to come in out of the r... (Sign in to see more)


Candace

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

Complex, multi layered, brilliant story telling The English translation from French is excellent A handful of survivors from Berlin and Italy converge in the immediate aftermath of WWII Included are a psychotic SS officer is that redundant and an orphaned boy found next to his mother s shattered rem... (Sign in to see more)


Carla

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

Oh, this book I chose this as my First Reads pick, and it was so good THE ROAD BEYOND RUIN is a historical fiction novel set in Germany during WWII I was captured from the first page and read well past my bedtime because I had to see where this story was headed If you loved The Alice Network and or... (Sign in to see more)


Stefanie

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

The Road Beyond Ruin, by Gemma Liviero, was one of my Kindle First picks.This story is set during and after WWII The stories of Erich, Rosalind and Georg, Monique, and Stefano It is a tale of their time during the war and what becomes of their lives after I ve been drawn to historical novels lately,... (Sign in to see more)


Ron

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

This is an intriguing story that tells of the lives of five young people all caught up in World War II Europe, including the tense pre war years and the devastation following the war Centered around the brutal emotional and physical ordeal that the three men and two women experience as their paths c... (Sign in to see more)


Charlotte Cumming

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

Please read this bookMs Liviero has presented a book that has characters deeply flawed, yet incredibly sympathetic I normally don t choose this type of book but it came up on my Prime selections and I have to say that I am happy that I selected it Thanks Prime She managed to give me an experience th... (Sign in to see more)


Esther Koncyk Mortensen

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

So confusing that I have to re read this book Overall, the story is fascinating well told except that the author made it a difficult to understand read Each chapter focused on a different character And each character s story in each chapter went back in time.Now, focusing on different characters in ... (Sign in to see more)


Shannon

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

I wanted to love itThis is very vivid with details without getting gory Historically good information and felt realistic My big problem was that it was not in order She didn t reveal information unless it suited the situation, in attempt to keep it mysterious It only led to a very untidy, confusing,... (Sign in to see more)


Vicki

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

My rating 4.3For some people in post World War II Germany, the battle is not over.August 1945 As Stefano, an Italian POW, heads toward home across war ravaged Germany, he encounters a young child beside his dead mother Unable to leave him to an unknown fate, Stefano takes the boy with him, finding r... (Sign in to see more)


Ginger Byrnes

The Road Beyond Ruin By Gemma Liviero

Fantastic story with a disappointing endingI loved this book and had a hard time putting it down, I longed to be back with the characters and find out the whole truth, the entire story This is a book that show another side of the war how so many people suffered, those who dared to speak against the ... (Sign in to see more)


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