Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck Book Review
Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck Book Review is here!
Sisters of Night and Fog follows two women. Virginia d’Albert-Lake and Violette Szabo as they embark on a dangerous journey in aiding the Resistance and fighting the Nazi Occupation. Violette is a young mother. She has recently suffered the loss of her husband at the hands of the Nazis and only wants to fight the evil that took him from her.
Virginia, an American, lives in occupied France with her husband, Philippe. Alongside their family, they have joined the Comet Line to help downed pilots escape the Nazis and live to fight another day. Violette and Virginia eventually end up in the Ravensbruck concentration camp because of everything they’ve accomplished for the Resistance. But do they survive?
I was amazed by the depth of emotion Sisters of Night and Fog evoked from me. I expected this book to be a bit dry, being historical fiction, but that wasn’t the case. The characters are based on real people. The horrors they experienced and witnessed at the hands of the Nazis were foreign to me. My heart broke for them over and over.
Also, having visited Wikipedia and stolen glimpses into the futures of these two women, the horrifying things they experienced were much more intense.
As for the characters, it’s evident that Author Erika Robuck thoroughly did her research while writing this book. Not once did these characters feel flat or artificial to me. I loved how Virginia and her husband grew closer as they did what they could to help the Resistance. I struggled a bit with Violette’s character toward the story’s beginning, but only because she seemed immature and impulsive. As her story progressed, her bravery became apparent, as she left her only child to fight this great evil.
I enjoyed this Sisters of Night and Fog as much as I could because of the subject matter. It has sparked my interest in Erika Robuck’s works and World War II fiction.
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