'How One French Village Saved Thousands of Lives During World War II.

Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villagers lied, covered up, procrastinated and concealed, but most importantly they welcomed. This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of total strangers. It is the story of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from Nice who forged 5,000 sets of false identity papers to save other Jews and French Resistance fighters from the Nazi concentration camps. And it is the story of a community of good men and women who offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality to people in desperate need, knowing full well the consequences to themselves.'

This book was absolutely amazing.

As a huge fan of World War 2 history, I was so surprised when I found this book and realized I had never heard anything about this story. I couldn't wait to jump into this book and once I started it, I couldn't put it down.

This deeply moving book was so well written. The writing was emotive and at times even a little lite, which worked perfectly with the story being told. The people in this story radiated humanity at a time when it was in short supply.

Peter Grose has done a fantastic job with this book. I honestly can't think of a bad word to say about it. The story was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. This is one of those books that leaves an imprint on your heart.

A Good Place To Hide by Peter Grose is a book that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. This story is far too important to be forgotten.

 

Published by Geramie Kate Barker