Book Review – Night of Flames

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Written By: Douglas W. Jacobson
Published By: McBooks Press, Inc., Ithaca, New York, 2007, First Edition, 383 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-1-59013-166-4

Night of Flames is a WWII story of love, loss and duty; an inside look at the resistance movement and the unsung, civilian heroes who helped to defeat the German Armies.”

Product Description – From
“Painting a vivid and terrifying picture of war-torn Europe during World War II, this tale chronicles the lives of Anna, a Krakow University professor, and her husband Jan, a Polish cavalryman. After they are separated and forced to flee occupied Poland, Anna soon finds herself caught up in the Belgian Resistance, while Jan becomes embedded in British Intelligence efforts to contact the Resistance in Poland. He soon realises that he must seize this opportunity to search for his lost wife, Anna.”

Night of Flames is an entertaining historical fiction novel. I have read several non-fiction, first-hand accounts as well as second-hand accounts of the holocaust so I found this book to be a less-disturbing look at some pivotal parts of the war. This is by no means as graphic as holocaust novels but instead it focuses on the underground movement and the relationship, struggles and heartache felt by Anna and Jan as they try to find their way back to each other.
Up until this point I had not realized that the underground movements were so essential to the ultimate and successful downfall of the German occupation. Their determined, selfless efforts and the risks that they took on a daily basis were truly the stuff legends.
This book includes a wonderful note from the Author and a brief, one page chronology of World War II in Europe.
I recommend this book to Historical Fiction lovers and those who have some interest in the WWII resistance movement.

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (7 out of 10 Diamonds) – I really enjoyed it

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A special thanks to Douglas W. Jacobson for sending me a copy of his book to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


5 thoughts on “Book Review – Night of Flames

  1. Pingback: Night of Flames by Douglas W. Jacobson « Book Addiction

  2. Hi Anna,

    I hope you get time to read it. Yes, please feel free to add a link to this review on War Through the Generations. :)

    How is it all going? Have you had many participants?

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