Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Beautiful Cage by Alyson Reuben


Title:  A Beautiful Cage
Author: Alyson Reuben
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN:1-60154-958-X
Genre: Romance
Length:96000 words
Heat : 4 The young couple has sex many times and it is described in detail.
Other: There is the use of vulgar language and some violence.
Reviewer: Katherine
Date9/30/2011

There is something mysterious and sexy about WWII for me so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it.  The book highlights the fact that there was a resistance movement in Germany during the War and it touches on a relationship that crosses religious and social boundaries.   The story starts with a flashback of a beautiful young, Jewish, bankers daughter named Rebecca running directly into the definition of an Aryan male named Gustav.  She is embarrassed and wants nothing to do with the large man, whereas he would like nothing more than to lose himself in her if he beauty.  Rebecca quickly walks away hoping to forget the man and move on with her life.  Gustav wonders if he’ll ever forget her.
            Fast forward to the night of Kristnacht in Berlin when the Jewish people are thoughtlessly rounded up and arrested.  Rebecca has lost her family and her fianc√© and has had nothing to eat for days.  She knows that she must run and after packing a bag she escapes from her apartment.  It doesn’t take long for a few thugs to start following her. Luckily Gustav hears her cry out and steps in.  He takes her to his home which he shares with his Grandmother Berite and so begins a love story that will make you both laugh and cry.  I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and after finishing it started reading it again!




2 comments:

  1. Wow, thank you so much for the awesome review, Katherine!! I'm thrilled to know that Gustav and Rebecca's story absorbed you so much you couldn't put it down. To me, that's the highest compliment an author can be paid!

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  2. I'll have to say I agree 100% with Katherine. Gustav and Becca along with the other characters still live strong in my mind and heart. I think they may reside there forever and that is just fine with me! Great read!!

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