Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review) Unrelenting: Love and Resistance in Pre-War Germany, Based on a True Story, World War II Trilogy, Book 1 by Marion Kummerow

Publication Date: July 13, 2016
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Historical fiction, based on a true story
Pages: 210
Source: Self-purchase
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

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Summary:
1932, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Wilhem "Q" Quedlin is a chemical engineer and inventor. Science is his world. Early in the story he is accused of industrial espionage. He is interrogated by the Nazis. The job he loved releases him from employment. He becomes determined to make a difference for his nation. He believes the ruling power must be brought to justice.
Hilde Dremmer works in an office. She is a serious girl, and an independent minded girl.
She makes a point to study the current politics of Germany.
A chance meeting brings Q and Hilde together. Their union brings joy, but it also brings a determination triumph over evil.

My Thoughts:
I ordered the paperback copy of the book. When the book arrived, I was disappointed at the small size. The story is 210 pages. However, I was proved wrong about the short amount of pages to be a factor for the story. I have noticed the 2nd book, Unyielding, is 231 pages. I love chunkster size books, and to put both books together in 1 volume is fine for me.
In Unrelenting, the story began quick by introducing the two characters and moving into the story. Their personalities, family dynamics, careers, ideology, and personal convictions make them a perfect pair. It is a beautiful thing when two people become a team with an in-sync mind against oppression.
Unrelenting showed me a different story: German people who were not Jewish, but took up defense against the oppressive Nazi Party.
Unrelenting showed me a love story, but another kind of love story: love and duty to a beloved country.
Unrelenting showed me there were many Germans who were purposely blind to the Nazi Party's venom and murder. These German people were focused on what Hitler could do for them, and not on how he would accomplish his mission. 

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