Stephen P.Kiernan has written a story of World War II that takes place in a small Normandy village. The people in this village live a simple life until the Nazis occupy their village and change their lives forever.
The story focused on Emmanuelle who has worked hard as an apprentice to the town baker known as Uncle Ezra. The two become as close as family and are known for their expertly made bread. After the occupation, Kommandant is passing by their shop and smells the fresh baking bread. He immediately announces that he will provide Emma will enough for rations to make 12 loaves for himself and his men. Emma does this, but she also has a secret. A secret plan that will help keep her village alive.
Kiernan has created remarkable characters set in a place and time in our history that is unbelievable…unforgivable…tragic. He has written how people have this amazing strength to overcome and cope with the unthinkable horrors around them…and in the end – survive.
(On a side note….I need a break from WWII literature….I need something light-hearted. I need a potato chip book.)