Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 16 July 2021

Where Irises Never Grow by Paulette Mahurin



Where Irises Never Grow

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


With courage, depth, and passionate insight, bestselling author Paulette Mahurin captures the horrors of the German occupation of France. Where Irises Never Grow tells the story of how one book that escaped Nazi confiscation moved through time holding a cryptic note. Unraveling its mystery brings the reader to Lyon, France. It is there war, in all its bloodstained pathos, is witnessed through the escalating cruelty of the Vichy regime. Particularly impacted is the Legrand family. Thrown into a whirlwind of turmoil they struggle to help the Resistance while maintaining deceitful relations with the government. As the Nazis move toward occupying southern France, the duplicity unravels along with all the Legrands are protecting. Their struggle is raw. Uplifting. Nothing is held back in depicting the horrors inflicted on innocent people by the corrupt tyrannical despots. But this is more than a story of war. It is a story of friendship and loyalty. Of love and sacrifices. And choices for ultimately it is a story that shines a light on the fundamental urge by decent human beings to do right by another, to stand tall no matter the risk when millions stood silent. Where Irises Never Grow will linger in the readers gut and mind long after the last page is finished.

Pages:  311
Genre:  Jewish Literature 
  
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this prestigious award. I'm thrilled to receive it. A special thank you, Pauline, and all the wonderful readers who give of their time to help others. I'm truly grateful.

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