Title: A Beautiful Cage
Author: Alyson Reuben
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 2011
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.
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 fiancé 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!