Book: All My Love, Detrick by Roberta Kagan
categories: Book, Historical Fiction, Love Story, Historical Romance, Holocaust Romance, Nazi Germany, Family Saga, The Holocaust
Roberta Kagan about this book: All My Love Detrick begins in 1923 when a seven year old German boy receives a bicycle for his birthday. He is very excited and takes his new bike out for a ride. Because he is so enthralled with his gift he is a little reckless and has an accident. Although he is not seriously hurt, he is banged up and the bike is ruined. Because he is crying and does not want to see any of his friends he takes a round about way home a way that takes him through the Jewish sector of town. It is there that he meets Jacob, a bicycle repair man. In order to pay for the repairs on the bike, Detrick offers to work for Jacob. Jacob hires him but does not accept any money to repair the bike. A father and son bond is formed between them.
The story resumes ten years later in 1933. Detrick is 17. Jacob and Detrick are very close. One night Detrick visits Jacob's home and encounters his 15 year old daughter Leah. The stars align and Detrick and Leah find themselves falling in love, just as Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany. The story follows the lovers and their families as the find themselves swept into the darkest period in the history of mankind.
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