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The Bookseller of Dachau Review

The Bookseller of Dachau

Shari J. Ryan


October 29, 2021

Historical Fiction


Matilda and Hans have been best friends since they were four. Living in the same apartment complex for thirteen years, they built a love for each other that could never be broken. That is until the Nazis came and forced Hans and his family to move out.

Grace is an architect at a firm where she grew up in Boston. With her mom passing away and her dad leaving her for another family she struggles to find her place. Then a package arrives from a law firm in Germany and everything changes.

In The Bookseller of Dachau, Shari J. Ryan engages the reader from the first sentence. A story within a story filled with so many emotions ranging from love, to betrayal, hope, and even heartbreak. Shari’s use of words and descriptions grabs the reader and does not let go. Even after the story ends, you will want to know more.

Proficiently written without any profanity nor spelling or grammatical errors, this is a book that deserves an impeccable rating. Justly earned a 5 out 5 stars is awarded.

As with most novels regarding the Holocaust, inhumane treatment of Jews is portrayed. Please take caution as some events are difficult to grasp.

All in all, a beautiful love story enfolded in the anguish, courage, and determination within the historical tragedies of World War II.

Thank you to #NetGalley, #TheBooksellerOfDachau, #ShariJRyan, and #Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book and give my honest review.

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