Touching the Wire (Unabridged) Touching the Wire (Unabridged)

Touching the Wire (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

This title has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Historical Fiction event/era genre in the Readers’ Favorite 2019 Book Awards.

"He had no way to tell her he had given her life: no right to tell her to abandon hope." 

A fictional tale of love and darkness in Auschwitz-Birkenau, and of every man and woman who bore the Auschwitz tattoo or was interred in Nazi death camps throughout World War Two, this Holocaust love story is inspired by real events. It is a tribute to the courage of victims of Nazi war crime during the Holocaust, sadly a part of Jewish history. The horror of Holocaust experiments carried out under the auspices of war and Hitler's obsession with a master race, are hard to understand, impossible to condone, and difficult to imagine forgiving. The human spirit that can find love in such a place must be rare indeed, but a person in dire circumstances will grab at a kindness where it is offered. Such is the premise of this story, and it asks the question, "Could you forgive?" 

Part One transitions between 1944-45 and the 1970s and continues in Part Two in the present day.

Part One - In the Shadow of the Wolf 

In a death camp hospital in 1940s Poland, a young doctor and nurse struggle to save lives and relieve the suffering of their women patients. As their relationship blossoms, amid the death and deprivation, they join the camp resistance, and despite the danger of betrayal, he steals damning evidence of war crimes. Afraid of repercussions and for the sake of his post-war family, he hides the evidence, but hard truths and terrible choices haunt him, as does an unkept promise to his lost love. 

Part Two - Though the Heavens Should Fall 

In present-day England, his granddaughter seeks to answer the questions posed by her grandfather's enigmatic carving. Her own relationship in tatters, she meets a modern historian who, intrigued by the carving, agrees to help her discover its purpose. As her grandfather's past seeps into the present and more carvings are discovered, she betrays the man she loves and is forced to confront her own guilt in order to contemplate forgiving the unforgivable and keep her grandfather's promise.                             

Howard J Davey
hr min
July 16
Rebecca Bryn