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sstormAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A Complete Treasure!February 14, 2016sstormAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Where Treasure Hides" is exactly what the title implies. This book is an absolute treasure! If you're looking for a book that will leave you questioning what would you do in this situation that Alison finds herself in during WW II, this book is for you. If you had to choose between saving a person or one of the most priceless pieces of art in history, what would you choose? Would you want the British Army Captain that you've fallen head over heels in love with or a one of a kind piece of art? Alison's family has a deep and rich history of art and owns their own art gallery in the Netherlands selling beautiful art, while also displaying it. However, safety becomes an issue, during this time period and Alison has a difficult choice to make that no one in her shoes wants to make. Should she choose the piece of art work- or safety of a person?? What will she choose and will she regret her decision? My heart could explode during the reading of this book because of the intense moments. Do I recommend this book? Yes, of course, especially if you love Historical fiction! If you don't give it a try!
Thank you to the Book Club Network for allowing me to review this book.
kingsdaughter1611ILAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing Debut Novel!January 18, 2016kingsdaughter1611ILAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5WWII is a hard time period for me to read about or watch. It was a dark time for many people and as such, I often shy away from it. But the plot for this novel here drew me in and while I wasn't sure how well I would like the book, it turned out to be in my top three list for the year. Yes, I loved it!
Mrs Alexander does an excellent job with research, causing the reader to feel like they have been picked up and set back down in a different era. The attention to detail allows you to hear the violin as little Josef plays, smell the scones at Minivers, brush the rain from your shoulders as you rush with Alison from the car to the house and even feel the despair as Ian makes a decision to take a life in order to save another. These characters were so real, the book would be excellent made into a movie, that at times I felt like I knew them.
One of my favorite aspects was the history. I had heard of the Dutch Resistance but I never realized all it detailed. What went into the rescuing of Jewish children, hiding them and forging the passports, while risking their own lives to do it. Also the hiding of art from the plundering of the Germans. I found myself going to the internet and searching for more information, especially about the artwork being hidden in caves. All in all it moved me like no other story has yet this year. Brilliant writing that draws the reader into that time period, steadily moving along on a ride of ups and downs. My heart ached for Ian and Alison, so much in love and yet held apart by more than just distance. The secondary characters were just as much a part of the story, including young Libby (a refugee in her own right), Ian's sister Trish, and even Theodor, the German in love with Alison. My only complaint? the story just ends, leaving you with a teaser! Definitely not right! My fingers are crossed for a second installment shortly. Again, an amazing book that I would urge everyone to pick up and read, even if WWII is not your favorite genre. A+!
*Disclosure* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Very goodDecember 28, 2015Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Alison is a Dutch artist who meets a British soldier while in England. As World War II starts, she must hide priceless art and Jewish children from the Germans, while hoping to see the man she loves again. I thought this book was very good, with plenty of plot twists. I wish there had not been a somewhat cliffhanger ending and hope it is resolved in another book.
T Cramer4 Stars Out Of 5WWII Historical RomanceDecember 22, 2015T CramerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Where Treasure Hides is a captivating Romantic Historical Fiction novel set during WWII in England and the Netherlands. Alison Schuyler is an artist and the young heir to her familys renowned art gallery. If you enjoy love at first sight stories, then this novel will be a treat for you. British Army Captain, Ian Devlin, falls head over heels for Alison when he first sees her at Waterloo Station.
The War separates the two of them. Alison spends her time during the war hiding art masterpieces and finding safe homes for Jewish children. Ian fights on the frontlines and eventually winds up at Dunkirk. The reader is pulled into the story on both fronts, making for a quick read in anticipation of a reunion between the two protaginists.
This is a great story of heroism and bravery, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. Im really hoping the author writes a sequel.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.
Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5World War II intrigue and love, compassion and relationshipsOctober 22, 2015Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was one of those books I could hardly put down. It drew me in right off the bat and held me throughout the book. Since it was published in 2013, I went looking for a sequel but was disappointed to find it hasn't been released yet!
Alison Schuyler and Ian Devlin are introduced in a very touching scene with a group of young Jewish refugees. Their love story unfolds with unexpected turns throughout the book. The intrigue comes with both Ian's undercover work during World War II and also through the art gallery belonging to Alison's Dutch family from 1939 to 1945.
There were many chapters that put me on pins and needles as the characters very lives were in jeopardy more than once. There were surprising twists and turns in the plot, many heartwarming scenes. Ian saves a little German girl while he is on the run and brings her back to his family. Alison saves the daughters of a friend, taking them out of Holland to England.
I heartily recommend this book!