Lilac Girls | Book Review + Currently Reading

HELLO! I’m back with another book review, this time for Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

  • Why I read this: A trip to my local library after dropping off some books. I was looking for something new and this was literally the first book I picked up after I went up the stairs to the 2nd floor where the adult section is. (I believe it was the “Top Picks” section).
  • Summary: The story of three separate women during World War II who all have a tie with Ravensbruck, an all-women’s concentration camp in Poland. Each woman’s story is split up by chapter and it goes back and forth between the three women.
  • Relating to the story: One of the big reasons I HAD to read this book as soon as I saw it was because it was about Ravensbruck.  Another book I read recently for my book club had a character that was at Ravenbruck, so it struck my interest right away. I loved how strong + amazing {some} of the women were in this story.  (A reminder of the bravery I would like to achieve one day).
  • Likes: I love stories that go back + forth between characters (ha, I said that in my last book review too).  And I’m becoming so fascinated with the subject of WWII.  I also really loved reading a book with strong female characters (which I believe is a first for me!)
  • Dislikes: Obviously, the subject is hard. It’s WWII and also about a concentration camp. At times, it was hard to read because of the torture and lifestyle of the inmates as well as the physicians at the camp.  Even though I loved this from beginning to end, I had to take a break a few times because it was just too much for me.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5.  This is one of the best books I have ever read, and is definitely on my Top Books list.  The author did a great job of mixing fiction with real events and I loved the tale soooo much.
Thanks for reading this book review!!  Have you read this one?  Let me know in the comments!
Next up for me is Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (which has been on my To Be Read list for a long time) and I’m also currently reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides for my book club.
Happy reading!

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