A Chord Of Three Strands
Under A Sky On Fire by Suzanne Kelman is a powerful historical novel set in London in 1940-1941 at the height of the blitz.
The novel follows the fortunes of three women – two WAAF’s and one who works in Churchill’s cabinet war rooms. They are all brave young women fighting on the home front for a better tomorrow.
The reader witnesses their bravery and their bulldog spirit as lives continue living and loving in spite of the bombs falling. There is camaraderie where souls help each other get through the darkest of times.
There is a hope, a hope that life will get better and families will be reunited. Evacuation of children was hard but necessary. Both parents and children found it difficult to do.
A View Across The
Rooftops by Suzanne
Kelman is a powerful historical novel about ordinary men and women who
performed extraordinary acts of bravery during a time of pure evil.
The novel is set in Amsterdam 1941-1945. It is
the height of the Nazi occupation and a time of terror and unspeakable horrors.
The Jewish people begin to disappear and no one said anything. Rumours of
roundups began. Only when blood lands on a character’s doorstep do they wake up
to the horrors all around. “When had all this become normal?” Now a character
feels compelled to act.
Suzanne Kelman has captured the horrors of war
and persecution. Man’s inhumanity to man knew no bounds. In contrast there were
exceedingly brave acts performed by ordinary men and women who refused to let
evil wash over them. “One doesn’t realise how brave one is until the cost
outweighs the fear.” There were those who could not stand by and do nothing,
those who went above and beyond, those who gave their all.