• Title: The Ledger
  • Author: Lloyd Holm
  • ISBN: 9780984756421
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Ledger Hans Kr ger a German army officer must conceal his love for Aim e Ferrand a beautiful young French woman of Jewish descent whose family he has heard about his entire life Their fathers though once
    Hans Kr ger, a German army officer, must conceal his love for Aim e Ferrand, a beautiful young French woman of Jewish descent whose family he has heard about his entire life Their fathers, though once enemy combatants, are friends having met one another in No Man s Land during the spontaneous Christmas Truce of World War One When Hans and Aim e meet for the first time inHans Kr ger, a German army officer, must conceal his love for Aim e Ferrand, a beautiful young French woman of Jewish descent whose family he has heard about his entire life Their fathers, though once enemy combatants, are friends having met one another in No Man s Land during the spontaneous Christmas Truce of World War One When Hans and Aim e meet for the first time in 1940 during the Nazi occupation of France, they could not have envisioned the course of events that would ensue as Europe spirals into the abyss of global conflict With World War Two raging and the deportation of Jews escalating, Hans learns Aim e and her entire family are intended for arrest and deportation In response, he executes a daring and courageous plan to rescue them from the fatal grip of the Gestapo, a plan enacted against all odds and borne of selfless love.

    One Reply to “The Ledger”

    1. Spanning the two World Wars, this story first follows the meeting of two soldiers during the strange but amazing 24 hour Christmas truce between Germans and French of WW1. These unlikely friends keep in contact and as the years go by, even though they don’t see each other, they share intimately of their families and lives, even such secret details as the Frenchman, Andre, shares that his wife is Jewish. The two families grow, two sons on the German side and two daughters on the French side, ea [...]

    2. A wonderful story about two students who attend the University of Chicago-- Paul's an American and Christine is French. In 1982 they go to Paris to meet her parents because they plan to marry. Her father isn't very friendly and Paul doesn't understand why. They go to visit her grandfather and he tells them about the Christmas Truce between French and German soldiers in WWI and her family history through WWII which explains why her father is how he is.Well written w/ lots of historical info about [...]

    3. The book begins with two soldiers, one French, the other German who meet on the night of the Christmas Truce which took place during WWI. It continues with their lasting friendship and the effects of their friendship on their families throughout generations.With all the horrors of two wars taking place in this book, it is a very uplifting and inspiring, both famlies are play a major part of that inspiration.I enjoyed this book very much.

    4. I really wanted to enjoy this book. How could I go wrong with a family epic spanning both World Wars? The author includes impeccable historical detail and accuracy. Though it only covers a limited portion of each war, what is presented is done so very well. The story of the Christmas truce of 1914 is an amazing part of history and serves as the beginning of the joined family history between the Krueger and Ferrand families. This book begins in 1982 and then the family's story is told through the [...]

    5. The historical details in this novel are something else. With vibrant descriptions of the such historical events like the 1914 WWI Christmas Truce to the various horrific events of WWII until culminating at the massacre of French citizens in the Saulx valley on Aug. 29, 1944, this book transports the reader to war-torn Europe during both wars and the interwar period. It's amazing how the author has just brought everything to life.I enjoyed the format of story-telling that is present for about a [...]

    6. The Ledger was a well written first novel that kept me glued until the very end, not only because I couldn't wait to see how it ended but, more importantly, I genuinely cared for the characters. The historical details of WWI and WWII were spot-on and the story painted a time and place perfectly without getting bogged down with it, as so many historical novels do--I wanted to travel to Sermaize-les Bains right away. The Christmas Truce on December 24th 1914 was such a fascinating event and Mr. Ho [...]

    7. This piece of historical fiction is like a number of others that focus on events during WWII, describing the horrors of Hitler and his Nazis is their attempt to eradicate the Jewish population in Europe. A German soldier falls in love with a young woman who is partly Jewish, but is not aware of her heritage. He tries to protect her and her family. Although this information and its details are not new, the message is timeless and deserves to be remembered and internalized.

    8. Good storyThis is a fictional tale based on factual events. The beginning was good the middle was kinda dull but the ending was a real page turner and kept me up through the night reading.

    9. The LedgerA great story I couldn't book the book down. It was actually based on truths of ww2, but the story is fiction.

    10. Promises to followPromisesI really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my interest throughout the entire book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes war novels.

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