Greater Love

Greater Love When the Gestapo seize year old Olga Czepf s fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary mile search across Nazi occupied Europe risking betrayal arrest and death A

  • Title: Greater Love
  • Author: Olga Watkins James Gillespie
  • ISBN: 9780955891670
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the Gestapo seize 20 year old Olga Czepf s fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary 2,000 mile search across Nazi occupied Europe risking betrayal, arrest and death As the Second World War heads towards its bloody climax, she refuses to give up.

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    • Katie Lee-Kearns says:

      Wow.This is one of the only books that took me more than a day to read. Usually with any book of any size, I finish within one day but this one took me nearly three. Not because it was bad, hard to read or boring. It was because it was so amazing. It was such a beautifully written book that I did not want it to end. I wished the book could be 1000 pages longer because I just never wanted to leave Olga's head.Her story makes me believe in love. True love. Not attraction based on wealth, superfici [...]

    • Maria Sol says:

      Nunca se como clasificar las biografía o libros sobre experiencias personales por lo tanto voy con la "nota media".Una historia terrible en un contexto de locura total en donde la normalidad no existía, yo realmente no se como se puede pasar por tanto, no se como los seres humanos somos capaces de tanto ya sea en el buen sentido o en le malo. No dejo de sorprenderme de la capacidad de destrucción que tiene el hombre.Esta mujer pasó por muchas cosas y yo me sentía tan frustrada leyendo su hi [...]

    • Sarah says:

      I first found out about this book through a WWII historical fiction list on GoodReads. Yet, after finishing, this book reads more as a moving memoir of survival and rescue than anything else. It’s not written nor formatted as a historical fiction to my eyes at all. So keep that in mind if you’re looking to dive into this one.Now Olga’s journey across war-torn Eastern and Central Europe was engrossing. She experienced some horrifying events and conditions, all in the name of love for Julius [...]

    • Whatsername says:

      Come si dice a Roma: ho rosicato! Non può non aver più visto suo marito per colpa di un padre che neanche le voleva beneOlga nonostante non dovesse nulla al padre è andata a trovarlo perchè era malato ed è rimasta fregata letteralmente e non ha più potuto vivere la sua storia con suo marito Julius dopo che aveva rischiato tutto per lui!! Non ci sto! Ma purtroppo non è una storia inventata e la povera Olga ha dovuto arrendersi alla realtà della vita ed accettare il suo destino che non ha [...]

    • Odette Cruz says:

      Es la historia real de un amor, es increíble todo lo que las personas son capaces de hacer para encontrar o salvar al amor de tu vida de los peores lugares que hubo en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Un libro recomendable, pero no deben esperarse una novela ya que su narración es similar a cualquier libro autobiográfico, pero no por eso deja de ser excelente ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

    • ChristopherOlie says:

      This book is an evocative memoir of events who's scars will never fade from European history and perceptions, and adds a personal experience which should be unbelievable if it didn't ring utterly true. Olga Watkins,and her book,should be household names, and yet they're not:I only found it by chance when going through the shelves of my library. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Though be warned,it will stay with you long after you put it down.

    • Jenn Lc says:

      Excelente historia. Es difícil saber cuantas personas vivieron algo similar a Olga en el afán de reencontrarse con sus seres queridos durante la guerra, es probable que no todos mantuvieron la esperanza y se rindieron en el camino.Una historia que se te mete entre la piel, un amor tan fuerte y doloroso de los que ya no existen más.

    • ParloDaIgnorante says:

      Ho trovato il libro scorrevole e piacevole.Ma ho una critica molto severa da fare.Non so come sia stato pubblicizzato il libro in Gran Bretagna, ma sulla copertina dell'edizione italiana, sotto il titolo, è scritto "sono entrata a Dachau di mia volontà per salvare l'uomo che amavo".Pagine del libro: 305. Pagine dedicate a Dachau: 16.Olga non è entrata a Dachau come prigioniera di sua volontà, come il sottotitolo fa supporre. Ci ha lavorato come impiegata per poter consultare i registri, dopo [...]

    • Julie says:

      So this one seemed a bit of a smaller read, after trawling through several bricks lately. Several nights of coughing have left me with very limited sleep, and rather than trying to get back to the zzzzs, it was easier to sit up and read.Hmmm, I'm not so sure of the front review that calls this "The Greatest Untold Love Story of World War Two", for me a bit of an exageration, as it was more a love story of the time. Olga is just 20 when the Gestapo seize her fiance, and she sets off to find him, [...]

    • CristinaBorghesi says:

      E' impossibile non rimanere ugualmente colpiti dalle accurate descrizioni che si aprono immediatamente dinanzi al lettore: poter assistere alle singole e mutevoli ambientazioni, poter provare quell'insieme sconvolgente di paure e difficoltà che Olga è riuscita a superare così giovane, incosciente ed inesperta, sola in un contesto per nulla favorevole ed indubbiamente ostile e, fino alla fine, vivere quel profondo amore, giovane ed incerto, ma così forte da condurla lontano dalle sue sicurezz [...]

    • Sandra says:

      Para empezar hay que decir que no es exactamente una novela, sino el testimonio de la autora, o se podría llamar una novela autobiográfica, abarca desde su infancia hasta aproximadamente el año 1985. La historia es dura, contiene drama, dolor, bondad, esperanza, entrega, ilusión, valentía,además de relatar insensateces( por amor,o con otros pretextos) que a veces los seres humanos realizamos sin medir la consecuencias. Hay que pensar que vivió en una época convulsa, con guerra de por med [...]

    • Ash Cb says:

      This is the story of a 18 years old girl. A very lucky girl, pretty much inlove in the middle of the WWII looking for her beloved one. Dont get me wrong, I know this might sound as I cheesy story (another one) but is not. You wont be wasting your time if you decide to read it, I promise it will let something on you in the end. Also, its entertaining and easy to go.

    • Inma Muñoz says:

      Me ha gustado, pero le ha faltado emocionarme y engancharme más.Aunque es una historia real, está escrita de manera un poco "aséptica". Me ha sorprendido el final, eso sí. No me lo esperaba y me ha quedado un buen sabor de boca :-)

    • Lau Chapa says:

      Me gusto mucho, desde el principio hasta el fin Aunque es un final inesperado A mi parecer una muy buena historia! Mi favorito hasta el momento

    • Janice de Cosham says:

      An amazing storyA truly remarkable story of incredible luck and good fortune for Olga's bizarre adventures in Europe during the 2nd World War

    • Elisabetta says:

      Mi è piaciuto molto

    • Terry says:

      A moving true story. I doubt I would have survived half of what she did.

    • Trish Croot says:

      LOVED this book - written a full review for .

    • Ash Cb says:

      Tengo un problema de elección inconsciente de material relacionado con la WWII.

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