Es wird am Ende in Ordnung sein (It will be alright in the end)
Unspoken Words by Shari J Ryan is a contemporary
and historical novel about a love that spans seventy four years. It is the
other half of the story begun in Last Words. This is Charlie’s story. It is a
story that will swell your heart as the love reaches beyond the pages of the
book. It is a beautiful tale.
The action is in present day America and
alternates backwards to 1935 Germany before moving forwards in time. This is a
forbidden love. This is a love that defies the odds.
Germans were taught to hate but not all Germans
could do so. “I was not meant to be a killer. I refused to hate, no matter what
I was supposed to believe.” The outward uniform was in conflict with the inner
nature. Shari J Ryan has managed to convey the struggle to remain true, to see
people as people and not to hate.
house in front of me was a vivid shade of blue—bluer than the sky but no darker
than the ocean. The color reminded me of a blue-bird. The windows were framed
with a shade of forest green, and there were two small windows on each side of
the matching door. The roof was old and tattered, but supported the one
lonesome dormer-window in the attic. The flower beds beneath the front windows
were empty but I imagine they were full of vibrant blossoms in the spring and
summer. Trinkets clung to the windows from the inside where a fire illuminated
an empty table covered with a freshly prepared dinner.
wasn’t standing in front of that house to admire the unique colors and decor.
gave me a task.
shoved his elbow into my side as he walked passed me, continuing down a line of
Jewish men and women who were waiting for their next order. “Charlie, kill that
woman. She is out of line,” Sven asserted his command with an authoritative