Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Radio Signal Review


About the Book

Growing up in bucolic Eastern Pomerania during the early years of World War II, young Friedhelm Radandt has listened with his family on the Volksempfänger (people’s radio) to the many victory news bulletins. At the same time, Elizabeth Jobs and her family have lived in urbane Warsaw as loyal citizens of Poland who cherish their ethnic German heritage.

As the war intensifies, the Radandts continue to hold worship meetings in their home and defy the pressure of local party leaders to send their sons to the notorious school for future Nazi leaders. Meanwhile, across the border, Elizabeth’s family must cope with the death sentence from the Polish resistance movement for her father, Ludwig, the researcher and developer of radio tubes. When both families are driven from their homes, each embark on harrowing, yet thrilling parallel escape routes across war-torn Germany. Amid the darkness and rubble, can the light of love emerge?

The Radio Signal captures the true story of two separate families who share a vibrant faith that imbues their actions with courage and trust. During the war, neither family knew of the other. Neither family knew that their paths would ultimately cross.

Includes discussion questions for book clubs. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I will be honest in saying I didn't totally love this book. War stories are interesting and there are so many out there, fiction and non fiction. The thing of it is, this story didn't grab me. Perhaps the way it was written just didn't pull me into the overall story line. That isn't to say that this story isn't important but I do feel it could have been written a tad differently. In any case I am sure many people would enjoy it just wasn't my favorite! 
Three Stars.

"I received this book from the publisher for free. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own."

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