Back to one of my favorite genres! And, not surprisingly, I enjoyed each of these four books. Even if you don't typically go for a WWII novel, any of these books would be a good place to start.
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
I had the hardest time getting into this book, but not because it wasn't well written. We Were the Lucky Ones was the first WWII historical fiction book I read after Annie was born, and I was surprised by how these characters and their stories affected me as I read them from the perspective of a mother. I had to take it slow at first, but I'm so glad I kept at it because this is the kind of story that will stick with me. It is based on true events experienced by the author's own family and their experiences under Poland's German (and Russian) occupation, as refugees, working in Siberian labor camps, living in Ghettos, working with the resistance, enlisting with the allies, and ultimately overcoming it all. It is powerful, moving, and absolutely uplifting- a new favorite for sure. And the author also has a website and blog where she goes into more detail about the historical elements of her story, which is absolutely worth exploring after you finish the book.
The War that SAved My Life and The War I Finally Won