The Baker's Daughter
In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish... show more
In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.Sixty years later, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine, and she sits down with the owner of Elsie's German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy interview. But Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story--a story that resonates with her own turbulent past. For Elsie, Reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of that last bleak year of WWII. As the two women's lives become intertwined, both are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.
Publish date: August 14th 2012
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Historische fictie is mijn favoriete genre, en ik lees dan ook graag boeken die zich afspelen in de tweede wereldoorlog, dus met veel enthousiasme begon ik aan dit boek.Het volgt 2 verhaallijnen.Als eerste de verhaallijn van Elsie. Dit speelt zich af tijdens te tweede wereldoorlog. Elsie is een Duit...
In Sarah McCoy’s novel, The Baker's Daughter, you'll find lots of historical data about the daily lives and fears of German women living during. You'll also get an insight in how to operate a bakery when flour and sugar are almost nonexistent and only doled out by Nazi operators. Women are a commodi...
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoyLove that this book is the story of a baker. Elsa is the baker.Present day: Reba is a journalist and wants to write a story about Elsa and her journey from Germany to the US and her bakery career.Story also goes back in time, alternating chapters to when Elsa was a...
This was so good! This is, yet another, WWII story. This is NOT the usual WWII story. It is a story told from the perspective of a 'good' German family trying to live their lives according to the Nazi doctrine. They struggle with trying to scratch out a living as bakers and trying to keep their f...
The Baker's Daughter is really a story within a story. In the set-up story Reba Allen, a writer for a local magazine in El Paso, Texas, is assigned to write a fluff piece about the Christmas customs of the various cultures that make up the melting pot that is El Paso. In pursuit of this, she decides...