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Berlin 1865 Eva Frank the daughter of a benevolent Jewish banker and her sister Henriette are having their portrait painted–which leads to a secret affair between young Eva and the mercurial artist This indiscretion has far reaching conseuences devastating than Eva or her family could have imagined Distraught and desperate to escape her painful situation Eva hastily marries Abraham Shein an ambitious merchant who has returned home to Germany for the first time in a decade This is an amazing entrancing and sparkling novel that as always with a Joanna Hershon book impresses not only with its uirkily unpredictable plotline but with its starkly inventive writin

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The German Bride

Since establishing himself in the American West The eighteen year old bride leaves Berlin and its ghosts for an unfamiliar life halfway across the world traversing the icy waters of the Atlantic and the rugged sweeping terrain of the Santa Fe TrailThough Eva’s existence in the rough and burgeoning community of Sante Fe New Mexico is a far cry from her life as a daughter of privilege she soon begins to settle into the mystifying town determined to create a home But this new I picked this up because the reviews sounded so goodfor me not so much It kept my interest but it was like I kept waiting for something and there wasn t anything just my take

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Setting cannot keep at bay the overwhelming memories of her former life nor can it protect her from an increasing threat to her own safety that will force Eva to make a fateful decisionJoanna Hershon’s novel is a gripping and gritty portrayal of urban European immigrants struggling with New World frontier life in the mid nineteenth century Vivid and emotionally compelling The German Bride is also a beautiful narrative on how far one must travel to make peace with the past I am so torn between three stars and four stars I found this fascinating and of course like everyone was attracted to the comparison to Willa Cather whom I love and yet found it totally di


10 thoughts on “The German Bride

  1. says:

    Eva Frank is a young Jewish woman living in Berlin with her family in the late 1800s She experiences a profound and tragic loss that compels her to hastily agree to marry Abraham Shein Abraham also a Berliner emigrated to

  2. says:

    I liked many things about this book primarily the plot elements The idea of a Jewish German woman in the mid 1860s who flees Europe to get away from her horrible guiltand ends up in Santa Fe New Mexico with a gambler tyrant of a husbandthis was a great idea for a bookGiven the potentially rich settings however I

  3. says:

    This is an amazing entrancing and sparkling novel that as always with a Joanna Hershon book impresses not only with its uirkily unpredictable plotline but with its starkly inventive writing I'm a huge fan of Swimming and The Outside of August but in The German Bride Hershon has really shown herself to be not only an enviably creative writer but a master of historical fiction as wellfive stars

  4. says:

    I'm struggling with how to rate this book The premise sounded right up my alley and I really liked the beginning of the book but after

  5. says:

    This book was so extraordinarily good When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it The story of a young jewis

  6. says:

    I picked this up because the reviews sounded so goodfor me not so much It kept my interest but it was like I kept waiting for somet

  7. says:

    I gave this two stars because after all I finished it The plot could have been interesting A Jewish Berliner suffers a heartbreaking loss and uickly marries a fellow countryman who has returned from Santa Fe to find a Germ

  8. says:

    Eva a sixteen year old German Jewish girl and her sister have had their portraits painted by a young painter It is 1861 when Eva finds herself in an unacceptable relationship with that same painter Eva’s sister Henriette who is pregnant searches for Eva and in doing so she not only loses her baby but also her life Eva is devasta

  9. says:

    I am so torn between three stars and four stars I found this fascinating and of course like everyone was attracted to the comparison to Willa Cather whom I love and yet found it totally different I do appreciate the uniue approach having never

  10. says:

    Not sure why this was called The German Bride; had less to do with Germmany than the immigrant experience in post civil war Santa Fe NM not exactly a place you'd find a young formerly spoiled Berlin bred Jew named

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