E–book (The Plum Tree)


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  • The Plum Tree
  • Ellen Marie Wiseman
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  • 16 February 2020
  • 9780758278449

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review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman Summary The Plum Tree 100 Rratives of the Holocaust and Second World War Pam Jenoff author of The Ambassador's DaughterA haunting and beautiful debut novel Anna Jean Mayhew author of The Dry Grass of AugustIn The Plum Tree Ellen Marie Wiseman boldly explores the complexities of the Holocaust This novel is at times painful but it is also a satisfying love story set against the backdrop of one of the most difficult times in human history T Greenwood author of Two RiversAn unusual point of view on the Holocaust The Plum Tree is a story of star crossed lovers in a time of genocideThe details are exuisite and very thorough Young adult readers will find it refreshing to read a different perspective toward WWII Germany The terrors of the war will ignite compassion and disbelief – VOYA Magazi. Once in a while I fall prey to recommendations It s usually when I m impatient and stressed and I m looking for the literary euivalent of an After School Special something that hits the right empathic buttons without much mental strain The last time I did this I ended up with Orphan Train which was bad but mostly hit those marks This book was so painful that I uit reading about ten pages from the end after forcing myself to keep going long past when I should have abandoned it The writing is competent but the characters are shallow and overwrought The plot is idiotic coincidences pile on coincidences and people behave against human nature in order to force the next development Basic scene setting details are inaccurate People die and live and return from the dead only as it serves the very predictable storyline I picked this book without doing the proper research which now shows me that despite the high ratings no one reputable has reviewed this book I m sorry I ever touched it I was angry at the poor uality most of the time I was reading it but I m happy to reaffirm that real reviews matter so much than algorithms when it comes to the complexity of literature and human taste

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The Plum Tree

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman Summary The Plum Tree 100 A deeply moving and masterfully written story of human resilience and enduring love The Plum Tree follows a young German woman through the chaos of World War II and its aftermathBloom where you're planted is the advice Christine Bölz receives from her beloved Oma But seventeen year old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music books and through Isaac Bauerman the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations In the fall of 1938 Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime Anti Jewish posters are everywhere dissenting talk is silenced and a new law. I had the honor to read the original version of The Plum Tree before my dear friend Ellen even had an agent When I started reading it I could not put it down Although it takes place in war torn Germany during the reign of Hitler the story is about the German people their diversity their strength their conviction and their perseverance I believe that this book will appeal to readers of so many genres including historical and romance It is an absolutely fabulous read and especially poignant as many of the details in the story are from Ellen s family s experiences

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review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman Summary The Plum Tree 100 Forbids Christine from returning to her job and from having any relationship with Isaac In the months and years that follow Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau desperate to be with the man she loves to survive and finally to speak out Set against the backdrop of the German homefront this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve of the inhumanity of war and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake Advance Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman'sThe Plum Tree The Plum Tree is a touching story of heroism and loss a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances Deft storytelling and rich characters make this a highly memorable read and a worthy addition to the na. While the blurb say masterfully written that is not my overall assessment The Plum Tree is about life from the other side of the coin in WW2 the life of a German girl and her family This is a point of view I have not really considered until now Christine is 17 in 1938 and in love for the first time with Isaac who has Jewish grandparents She is heartbroken when Hitler passes one of his many decrees and Isaac and his family are ferried in the dead of night to places unknown Christine and her family are appalled at the Fuhrer s new ruling they are opposed to his ideas As the war begins and then progresses Christine s family feel the repercussions all able men are taken away to the army rationing begins and only Nazi radio can be accessed 1939 becomes 1940 1941 1942 The family s hardship worsens meagrestarvation rations no word from their father and they are forced to attend rallies for Hitler When a prisoners work detail is one day marched through the town Christine sees Isaac and remarkably Isaac escapes She happily shelters him in the attic but her life turns into a nightmare when the SS find Isaac and they are both thrown into DachauEllen Marie Wiseman says that her first manuscript of 280000 words was rejected so she cut and revised the story But to me this is where the novel fails it feels abridged I could not feel thoroughly invested because some details felt like they were skimmed over More detail on the Dachau aspect conditions of prisoners their food their work treatment from the guards etc would have help me feel connected to the story I do think the author shows promise but the subject matter needed application There are some problems with modern sayings such as in the moment and snuck and the like and also a few English comprehension flaws which better editing could have remedied She also constantly refers to the place that Christine lives as a village but then says Christine ran six blocks to Isaac s house six blocks in a village The idea I have of a village does not have six blocks in it At the Nazi rally she say thousands of Nazi soldiers filed into the saure thousands I don t know but that doesn t seem likely to me the Germans using thousands of their soldiers at a rally in a village Maybe Overall an average read and hoping that her next novel What She Left Behind shows Wiseman coming into her own 3


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    characters The Plum Tree E–book (The Plum Tree) Ellen Marie Wiseman Ø 0 Summary I had the honor to read the original version of The Plum Tree before my dear friend Ellen even had an agent When I started reading it I could not put it down Although it takes place in war torn Germany during the r

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) I had a hard time sticking with Ellen Marie Wiseman's tale of a WW II romance between a Jewish Boy and an German girl in the beginning There was almost too much description of place meeting every flower and chicken in the town so to speak and Wiseman kept flinging German phrases into the story then immediately t

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    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman E–book (The Plum Tree) This book has been for too long on my TBR and it was one that really intrigued me Admittedly it was mostly due to the beautiful cover design The eerie yet colorful image grabbed me and stayed plastered to my subconscious for

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) While the blurb say masterfully written that is not my overall assessment The Plum Tree is about life from the other side of the coin in WW2; the life of a German girl and her family This is a point of view I have

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) Christine I want you to understand something War makes perpetrators of some criminals of others and victims of everyone Not all of the soldiers on the front are fighting for Hitler and his ideals Just because a soldier is in the battle doesn't mean that he believes in the war The Plum Tree is a story of a young girl Christine and h

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) This is a story of the war of the grave injustices the horrors of the concentration camps It is a story of unmit

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman characters The Plum Tree This is the first book I've read by Ellen Marie Wiseman I'll read this author 'again' Its clear Ellen Marie Wiseman has excellent STORYTELLING

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    E–book (The Plum Tree) Started off as a 4 star and gradually became a 25Oh I so so wanted to like this I'd heard so much about it and recognized the home village really a town in the first chapter as the very one in which I spent a lovely meaningful summ

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    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman Ellen Marie Wiseman Ø 0 Summary characters The Plum Tree Once in a while I fall prey to recommendations It's usually when I'm impatient and stressed and I'm looking for the literary euivalent of an After School Special something that hits the right empathic buttons without much mental strain The last time I did this I ended up with Orphan Train which was bad but mostly hit those marks This book was so painful that I uit reading about ten pages from the end after forcing mys

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    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Ellen Marie Wiseman E–book (The Plum Tree) Yes I broke my rule and read this historical fiction about a normal and good German family during WW2All I can say is it reminds me of a trip I took through German cities in 2002 I took many tours and was shocked to listen over and over again to German Guides telling an American audience with Naval Academy alumni present about how wretched

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