Monday, 8 June 2015

The silent Hours - Cesca Major

An epic, sweeping tale of love and loss inspired by heartrending true events in the Unoccupied Zone of wartime France. 

The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart:

Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past;

Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically;

Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is seemingly untouched by war.

My thoughts:
We all know this might end sadly. It's set during the war, true events are at the background. Something will happen. But it was never sad sad, it was more heartbreaking because of the cruelty of Man, and War.

The book has 3 POVS, Adeline, who was rendered mute by the war. Her story is set in 1952 and we do not know what happened to her, but slowly the truth comes out.

Tristan a young boy who lives his life like he always has. There was this one sad thing when he tells his father something, and I knew, when he grows up he will regret saying that.

Sebastian, a young man, who is Jewish, and the Germans are coming. We all know why this is horrible. His story is that of a romance.

But they are all connected, we just do not know how yet. And when it all comes together at the end...I can't say more.

The title does fit the book, there is this silence over it. We know it will lead up to something. I wondered if everyone would survive, as we do learn to know more people than just these 3 POVS. War is slowly coming closer.

Conclusion:
A quiet book, about life, love and the tragedy and aftermath of war. 

Cover
ok

Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Corvus
Historical fiction
For review


38 comments:

  1. Somehow this sounds more like a winter book than summer book. Something I would enjoy rolled in a blanket and with a mug of hot chocolate. :)

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    1. Hm...you might have a point there

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  2. Isabelles are the best ;) Looks like a book my readers would enjoy at the library, thanks for sharing !

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    1. LOL :) I do think the name is so pretty

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  3. Uh oh. Now I'm all worried about how things end for the three of them! I need to flip to the back of the book first ;-)

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  4. Ah, themes that I def can appreciate and like the sound of it quietly addressing

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  5. Ohh, this is something I really need to be ready for emotionally. It sounds wonderful, but potentially heartbreaking.

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  6. Cover is lame, but I like the sound of the book I am such a sucker for WWII Books, but I have a feeliing things are going to go badly for the Jewish character.

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    1. It works better when you can hold it.

      I can't tell you

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  7. This sounds pretty good, but not something I would ever read. Thanks for sharing though :)

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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  8. I think that is the only reason I don't always read these. You know someone is going to be sad. You know that someone is going to die. I can't handle the anxiety! :)

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    1. LOl, but I understand, sometimes when you just know, it's hard

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  9. I'm curious about this book, though. Even with the spelling of D-O-O-M.

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  10. Took long enough for the comments to load....
    EEK! I think I'd like this. I can't help historical fiction, romance, and heartbreak. Too much of a temptation for me!

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  11. I'd have to be in the right mood for this but it sounds good.

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    1. Yeah, there needs to be a certain mood

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  12. Ooh this sounds really good!

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    1. I think that you would enjoy it!

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  13. Oi! This doesn't sound like a good read when one is PMS-ing

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  14. It sounds like a good book. The period is always interesting even if heartbreaking...

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    1. I am sure you might now what happens if I tell you where they lived...

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  15. Just ok?! But they both have heads on the cover!! ;p

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  16. Quiet books can be so good sometimes, when the mood is right. I'm definitely taking note of this one. I love the idea of 3 POVs too :)

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    1. Quiet can be awesome, I need that now and then

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  17. I think this sounds like a perfect book for a rainy night. I like quiet books when I'm cooped up inside. Glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. It would be perfect for that, for sure

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