My Sister's Betrayal
by Roberta Kagan
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Pub Date 19 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 17 Apr 2023
The Nazi oppression whips up a storm of terror, ripping apart the blood sisters Anna, Bernie, Elica, and Dagna.
Desperate to be reunited with her husband, Daniel, Elica walks into the dreaded den of the ruthless Gestapo. She's ready to sacrifice anything for their love.
Anna and her family find themselves at the mercy of Anna's heart-throb, Ulf. Ulf's obsession with Anna puts him in a quandary—between his loyalty to the Fuhrer and his burning desire for the forbidden fruit.
Bernie's courage will be pushed to its limits as she embarks on a daring journey to save Elica's baby, Theo. Can she survive this near-impossible mission?
Dagna craves power and will do anything to fit into the Nazi ranks, whatever the cost.
My Sister's Betrayal is the second installment of Roberta Kagan's emotionally-charged WW2 historical fiction series—The Blood Sisters.
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Once again another great novel from Roberta Kagan. Great plot, writing and characterization. A great second book in this series of World War 2. Can’t wait for the next one.
this was a great sequel in the blood sisters series, it had what I enjoyed about the first book. Roberta Kagan does a great job in keeping the story in the WW2 time-period. I really felt for the characters and what was going on in this book. I was invested in the story and glad I got to read this and the first book. I can't wait to read more from Roberta Kagan.
"Elica sat on an uncomfortable metal chair across from Dagna. She held her purse tightly in both hands and twisted the handle nervously. “I’ve come here to see you because we have known each other since we were children. We’ve always been best friends. Blood sisters, remember?” Elica said desperately."
“My Sister’s Betrayal” by Roberta Kagan is the second in the “Blood Sisters” series. This book picks up where the first one did. While this can be read as a stand-alone book, having read the first book a while ago, I found myself trying to recall certain things (and characters) from the previous book. While Ms. Kagan did a good job at reminding the audience what had happened in the first book, at times it was rather brief and confusing. I don’t know how I feel about this book. It’s part of a series, so it ended with a number of open endings and unanswered situations. I found a few scenes a bit odd (apparently just by appearances one can determine someone is “a deviant”) but if they were to show that the Nazis were bad people, then those scenes delivered the message. This book has a number of scenes in Ravensbruck, the women’s concentration camp, and those scenes don’t shy away from the abuses that took place - though Ms. Kagan doesn’t beat around the bush, she also treats those scenes with consideration. This book was probably a 3.5 read for me for a number of reasons but it did make a nice follow-up to the series with yet more maturing of the characters and, again, some true characters being revealed.
Finished ✔️ My Sister’s Keeper by Roberta Kagan
Publish Day: April 19th, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Love, sisterhood, compassion, jealousy, bitterness, and forgiveness are all packed into this beautifully written story about four young girls.
If you’re looking for a new series to read I would recommend this one.
The plot was amazing.
I immensely enjoyed reading this book.
The story revolves around friendships, sisterhood, love, betrayal, and above all life in general.
Love the way of writing.
This definitely won’t be my last book by this author.
I loved this book.
The author has a wonderful way of writing stories that pull on the heart strings. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
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Thrilling, haunting and chilling. I can’t wait for the next parts … I hope Anna is able to evade the man obsessed with her and being captured with the Romany.
Synopsis (It's a fiction book, so it helps….)
The Nazi oppression whips up a storm of terror, ripping apart the blood sisters Anna, Bernie, Elica, and Dagna. Desperate to be reunited with her husband, Daniel, Elica walks into the dreaded den of the ruthless Gestapo. She's ready to sacrifice anything for their love.
Anna and her family find themselves at the mercy of Anna's heart-throb, Ulf. Ulf's obsession with Anna puts him in a quandary—between his loyalty to the Fuhrer and his burning desire for the forbidden fruit. Bernie's courage will be pushed to its limits as she embarks on a daring journey to save Elica's baby, Theo. Can she survive this near-impossible mission? Dagna craves power and will do anything to fit into the Nazi ranks, whatever the cost.
The second book in Miss Kagan's BLood Sisters series, this book did not disappoint...in fact, I will probably go back and read the first book as I enjoyed this one so much. Great characters, great writing and I am looking forward to the third book and beyond, please and thank you :-)
My Sister’s Betrayal by Roberta Kagan
This is book two in Roberta Kagans new serious The Blood Sisters.
I do not want to say too much as I’m afraid I will end up giving too much away but basically, we learn more about and go deeper in to the lives of Anna, Bernie, Elica and Dagna and what they must do to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria during World War II.
I enjoyed this book very much and I cannot wait for the next book in this serious
I would like to thank Net Galley and The Book Whisperer for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
This is the 2nd in a series, and I did not read the first, so there were a lot of characters, and it took me a while to sort them out. The book was very disjointed, going from character to character, each story more miserable than the next. Nazi Germany, so expect horror stories, where even the soldiers you think are going to be nice are not.
The author, I think is trying to tell too many stories and covering too many topics. Also,the ending is a cliffhanger.I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
I am so glad that I got to read the second novel in this series so quickly after finishing the first.
Kagan has a way of drawing you in from the very first page and then leaving you hanging at the edge of a cliff with her very last words.
My goodness I truly have a love hate relationship with these characters. They are written so well and spring to life from the pages but oh how I loathe some of them.
I enjoy how this author writes the story but then shows the inner monologue of the characters. It can be entirely chilling to read but really adds so much depth to the characters.
I would highly suggest reading this book but definitely pick up the first in the series before starting. There is so much that happens before you even crack this book open.
Thanks to Net Galley and The Book Whisperer for the advanced copy. I am throughly looking forward to the next instalment.
I can't believe that Roberta left me hanging-again!! Just when I thought all my questions would be answered, more came up. I don't like to give spoilers in my reviews. Let's just say that Roberta talked about all the blood sisters, but there were a couple of things that surprised me when it shouldn't have. Love her books!! Keep writing, Roberta!
This narrative interweaves the tales of childhood pals Elica, Anna, Dagna, Bernie, Oliver, and Daniel, who are now adults living during World War I. A terrible incident at the start of the narrative prompts Elica to start looking for her spouse. From there, we observe how the conflict affects each of them differently while continuing to tie them together. The author does not downplay the atrocities committed by the Nazis, which increased the story's emotional tension. The Romanies (Gypsies), who were also targets of the Nazis, also play a role in the plot. I like the writing style since I like multiple POVs. This is a tale of suffering and betrayal, as well as the bravery and commitment of many unsung military heroes of World War II.
I haven't read the first book in the series, but this is the second. Although I think this book can be read alone, I think it would have been better for me to have read the first book first to understand its setting. There will be another book to follow. Overall, I enjoyed this book.
The atrocities and horrors committed against Jewish people in WWII Germany are brought to life as we enter the lives of childhood friends grappling with who they are as adults.
This is the 2nd book in a series and I did not read the first. While I believe you can read this as a stand-alone, I think I would have been well served to have the context of the first book before reading this one.
This story weaves together the stories of Elica, Anna, Dagna, Bernie, Oliver and Daniel-childhood friends who are now adults living during WWII. The story begins with a traumatic event that results in Elica embarking on a search for her husband. From there, we see the way the war impacts each of them in a different way, yet still linking them together. The author does not shy away from the atrocities committed by the Nazis, which added emotional suspense to the story. The story also intersects with the Romanies (gypsies) and how they too were targets of the Nazis.
While I do enjoy multiple POVs and dual time-lines, which this story has, the writing style was not for me. I felt that the characters were speaking to me in a monologue to tell me what they were thinking, doing, and feeling rather than the dialogues and action forming the story. I was unable to connect well with the characters in this style.
However, I liked the story that was being told and so I kept turning the pages because I did want to know what would happen to theses characters. The plot was fast paced which I also enjoyed. I especially enjoyed Bernie’s story line—In a story of pain and betrayal, her character showed the good, the loyalty, and the bravery that existed in many unsung heroes of the war.
Initially, I was disappointed in the ending but when I learned there is another book to follow it made much more sense and while I was not a fan of the writing style, I do think the story is worth continuing on to the next book and I will modt likely go back and read the first as well.
Book#2 of the Blood Sisters Trilogy was an improvement from the first instalment. The issues I had with the writing in book one weren’t repeated with book two. I really enjoyed reading more from Bernie’s perspective. The blood sisters story takes a much darker turn as their story progresses, which is fitting given we are well into World War Two. The ending paints a very dark picture of what I think readers can expect in book three but either way I look forward to reading it when it comes out!
Thank you to Netgalley, The book whisperer for the eARC
In My Sister’s Betrayal, Roberta Kagan continues the saga of the girls we first met in The Pact. The novel begins exactly where The Pact ended with a “cliffhanger.” It depicts the horrors of the Gestapo and the extermination camps with stories vividly told of the capture and treatment of Jews and the danger of traveling with false papers. In addition to the themes of anti-Semitism and blind obedience to the Nazi regime, the reader encounters displays of personal loyalty to friends and instances of betrayal of friends for personal advancement.
The book will have readers up for nights to see what happens next and ruminating about the atrocities depicted. I, for one, anxiously await book #3 in this series to see how this cliffhanger is resolved. I thank Roberta Kagan for another marvelous book and NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book prior to publication.
The heart-wrenching second part of this series will capture your heart. The story follows our 4 young protagonists as war continues in their homeland. It is a story of betrayal, death, survival, and change. The harsh realities of life for these young women will leave you feeling hope, fear, grief, and elation for them. Highly recommended for readers of historical fiction centering around World War 2.
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