A man learns a shocking truth about his past.
A mother writes a diary as the ghetto walls go up.
From the bombed streets of London, to occupied Warsaw, to the Polish forests bristling with partisans, will their paths cross?
Will their pasts be reconciled?
And will they survive the deadly assaults on their freedom and their lives?
THE SEAMSTRESS OF WARSAW is a tale of endurance and loss, family and blood, stories and histories, that questions the nature of who we are and where we are going, when the road ahead is burning.
17th September and the tour kicked off today!
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG) “I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down as I wanted to know what would happen. I was engrossed in both of their lives and the dreadful hardships and deprivation endured. They were real people to me.“
Extract at Bookmarks and Stages “He said to wear her best dress, the one with the poppies. Whatever could it be for? Perhaps they were going for lunch. That would be a miracle in the midst of these dark days, when he came home from his long walks with empty pockets and the scent of hard drink, without a word or even a smile. But she hoped for the miracle all the same.”
Review by Jen Med’s Book Reviews “This book is a little different from some of the others out there that focus on one particular character and their fight for survival during a time that is arguably one of the darkest periods in history. There is no way we can ever truly understand what people suffered during this time but with books like The Seamstress of Warsaw a little more is known.”
b for bookreview puts Rebecca in the spotlight, where we learn who she would love to co-write a book with and interview, how she picks the covers for her book and so much more
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “I found ‘The Seamstress Of Warsaw’ to be an gripping and emotional read, which kept my attention throughout.”
Review by twoladiesandabook (IG) “If I could give more stars I would! This is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve read this year!”
Extract at The Writing Garnet, “At three o’clock, Daniel was cycling back from the library when the air-raid siren sounded. Most in the street ignored it. Then came the heavy hum of bombers.”
Review by lets_escape_with_books (IG),“Our two protagonists are wonderful and so emotional. There journey just shows throughout each chapter and it’s heartbreaking and emotional, then full of hope and laughter”
Review by Books and Me!, “This was an epic and emotional story that lays bare the reality of life during the war for those being persecuted…An exquisitely told historical story that will stay with me for a long time to come.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “I totally fell in love with Helena, with her personality, strength, determination. I could see her in my mind as I read the book, feel what she was feeling.”
Review by Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, “The Seamstress of Warsaw is right up there with the best books I have ever read, I have read hundreds of books set during this era but this blows the others out of the water.”
Extract at The Pufflekitteh Reads, “Daniel watched a Spitfire chasing a Messerschmitt 109, spotted the flare of machine-guns. Saw the Spitfire take a twist past the German fighter and shoot the bastard down in flames, its white trail turn black as it plunged into the Channel. Everybody cheered.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “Rebecca Mascull descriptions of the ghettos leave nothing to the imagination. Her research is again forefront. My vision of them was crystal clear as was the foul stench that came with the ghettos. The fear was almost palpable for me too.”
Review by loopyloulaura, “The Seamstress of Warsaw is an engaging and heart wrenching book about the endurance of the human spirit, love and identity.”
Review by Honestmamreader, “As with all stories that centre around the topic of the world war there is emotion, heartache and torture. The Seamstress Of Warsaw has it in abundance. It pours out from every page.”
Review by Me And My Books, “The story is very moving and emotional, and I found myself wanting and hoping for various scenarios to unfold. The story is wonderfully paced and also frustrating as opportunities and moments are missed.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “This is a deep read that really takes you into another level of emotions of brute honesty. The respect I have for anyone who was around in WW2 has my full respect. Loved this read. Most definitely one of my favourite historical fictions.”
Extract at Portable Magic, “The windows were blown to pieces and there was a gaping hole in the wall. Dad was lying on the floor on the other side of the sitting room, his legs covered in lumps of wall, shreds of wallpaper still clinging to them. He was awake, his eyes screwed tight shut. He was spitting dust.”
Review by Herding Cats, “I devoured each chapter and was desperate to know more but also devastated each time I had leave them. Both characters became a part of me and I felt every part of their journey with them.”
Extract at My Reading Corner , “Lucky for us, we live in the small ghetto. This is not as crowded, and is largely occupied by the intelligentsia and richer middle class, who take more precautions over lice and disease.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx