Blog tour: Fracture

Welcome to the blog tour for Fracture by Elyse Hoffman!

More about the book…

A heart-wrenching WW2 story of forbidden love and torn allegiances.

Franz Keidel is a monstrous SS soldier: loyal, hateful, and devoted to Hitler. With a cold heart, he hunts down his Führer’s enemies, but one fateful mission will fracture his shield of ice.

While hunting for Jews, Franz stumbles across a familiar face: Amos Auman, his childhood friend. Amos is the only source of joy in Franz’s life, but he is also a Jew. Unable to bring himself to kill his friend, Franz vows to protect Amos from his fellow Nazis.

As Franz spends more time with Amos, bringing him food and books, he falls in love with his kind-hearted friend. How could he fall in love with a man, a Jew? How can he continue to hate Jews when a Jew has thawed his icy heart?

And what will Franz do if he has to choose between Amos and his loyalty to Hitler? What choices does he have when he is already beyond redemption?

More about the author…

Elyse Hoffman is an award-winning author who strives to tell historical tales with new twists. She loves to meld WWII and Jewish history with fantasy, folklore, and the paranormal. She has written six works of Holocaust historical fiction: The Barracks of the Holocaust five-book series and The Book of Uriel. Elyse’s books are the way to go if you love history and want to read some unique stories.

My impressions…

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m so happy to be part of the blog tour. I have read many novels set during World War II but none where one of the main characters – somebody who we are supposed to root for - is a Nazi and, therefore, impossible to root for. And yet… the love story between Franz and Amos broke my heart and I did root for them, as a single entity.

I was however baffled by the abrupt ending. A cliff-hanger to leave us wanting more perhaps? I’m also not sure about the supernatural feel of the epilogue. I understand that some of the author’s previous books have a supernatural element to them but it felt a little out of place here.

All in all, this was a 4-star read for me!

Three words to describe it. Historical. Different. Queer.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s simple but effective.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, not yet.


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