The Dutch Wife

The Dutch Wife

Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or?for a chance at survival?to join the camp Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch res...

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Title:The Dutch Wife
Author:Ellen Keith
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1443454273
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Dutch Wife Reviews

  • Emily
    Nov 04, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

    Let's call it 2.5 stars and I can best sum this one up with "meh". I didn't like or care about any of the characters, I especially hated Luciano's chapters. I just thought this one was boring. ...

  • Jenny Q
    Apr 08, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

  • Jen
    Oct 19, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

  • Lorri
    Oct 01, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

  • Margaret
    May 13, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

  • Lollita
    May 09, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Jul 04, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

  • Jessica Wilkins
    Jul 07, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

  • Bev Walkling
    Aug 03, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

  • Genevieve Graham
    Sep 03, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jul 20, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

  • Heather Donovan
    Jun 14, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

  • Kim
    May 07, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

    Let's call it 2.5 stars and I can best sum this one up with "meh". I didn't like or care about any of the characters, I especially hated Luciano's chapters. I just thought this one was boring. ...

    The Dutch Wife brings a fierce new addition to Holocaust literature. The novel follows three characters, Marijke, a political prison in 1943 Germany, Karl, an SS officer in 1943 Germany, and Luciano, an Argentinian prisoner in 1977. Keith cleverly weaves together the stories of these t...

    If I would have started earlier I would have read this cover to cover. It was excellent. This was one of the best fiction books I?ve read on what happens to people who are captured and put in concentration camps. From the view of a married couple, the wife who decides to join the...

  • Seonaid
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

  • Sarah Bunker
    May 20, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

  • Erin Clemence
    Nov 12, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

  • Chelsea
    Jun 18, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

  • Julia Booktree Lady
    Mar 23, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    Apr 16, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

  • Hawley
    Dec 01, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

  • Samantha
    May 13, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

  • Kelsey Castro
    Feb 27, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

  • Marilyn
    Nov 10, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

  • Mellie Antoinete
    Sep 12, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

  • Katie B
    Oct 04, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

  • Jenine
    May 05, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

  • Melissa
    Mar 25, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

  • Carys
    May 12, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

    Let's call it 2.5 stars and I can best sum this one up with "meh". I didn't like or care about any of the characters, I especially hated Luciano's chapters. I just thought this one was boring. ...

    The Dutch Wife brings a fierce new addition to Holocaust literature. The novel follows three characters, Marijke, a political prison in 1943 Germany, Karl, an SS officer in 1943 Germany, and Luciano, an Argentinian prisoner in 1977. Keith cleverly weaves together the stories of these t...

  • Susan Lindemulder
    Aug 18, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

    Let's call it 2.5 stars and I can best sum this one up with "meh". I didn't like or care about any of the characters, I especially hated Luciano's chapters. I just thought this one was boring. ...

    The Dutch Wife brings a fierce new addition to Holocaust literature. The novel follows three characters, Marijke, a political prison in 1943 Germany, Karl, an SS officer in 1943 Germany, and Luciano, an Argentinian prisoner in 1977. Keith cleverly weaves together the stories of these t...

    If I would have started earlier I would have read this cover to cover. It was excellent. This was one of the best fiction books I?ve read on what happens to people who are captured and put in concentration camps. From the view of a married couple, the wife who decides to join the...

    I wish I could say I enjoyed this book. The description sounded good, but I found myself pushing to continue reading. The writing was pretty graphic at times; I think the writer could have gotten her message across without so much of the descriptions, particularly in describing the "se...

  • Ashley Nicholson
    Mar 30, 2018

    3.5 stars I appreciate what the author was trying to do with this historical fiction book although I do think there are some flaws. While I am glad that I read it, I had an uncomfortable feeling while reading for a few reasons. Most of the story takes place in a concentration camp s...

    The historical fiction coming out in the last few years that depicts regular people and their lives in extenuating circumstances has really been wonderful. I now add The Dutch Wife to the list of really great writing and storytelling. As always with any WWII story set at a concentrat...

    **#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review.** I had to really think about how to review this. I had an awful time reading it. Mariejke & Theo are a Dutch couple helping shelter undesirables during the high heat of WWII until they are caught and sent to different ...

    2.5 STARS - The Dutch Wife is a Historical Fiction novel that tells the story of three people during WWII in dual story lines. The reader is privy to the points of view of Marijke de Graaf, a Dutch prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp and SS officer Karl Muller whose job it is...

    This Book oh how amazing it is. I could not put it down. Follows Three people Marijke, Karl and Luciano. Set during WWll. Although I was saddened and upset at what women had to endure during WWll. Marijke story is one of true survival, Karl?s has to be a favorite he was a complex cha...

    This review is for the audio version of ?The Dutch Wife?, by Ellen Keith, narrated by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston and produced by Harlequin Audio. Audio: 5 stars I LOVED this narration. I enjoy when each main character in the novel is voiced by a different...

    Gripping, dark, emotional tale of choices made in a Nazi labor camp and the repercussions of those choices decades later in Argentina's Dirty War. I couldn't put it down! Check out my Q&A with author Ellen Keith for the Historical Novel Society! ...

    This was really good, and it was not what I expected. There was nothing romantic or happy about this book, not a heart felt war time romance if that's what you're looking for. ...

    *update June 18, 2018? I?ve heard talk that this book is being marketed in the US as a romance. (I?m Canadian and so is the author) This book is not a romance; it?s historical fiction. There is no hero here, nor is there anything romantic. This is a story about one of the most ...

    I really wanted to enjoy this book with this aspect of history that I had not explored as part of the Holocaust, but I wasn't able to. Combining the two separate storylines about a concentration camp in Germany and 1980s Argentinian repression, I couldn't mesh the two. They were two st...

    My store received an advanced copy of this book and I was mesmerized from the very beginning. The parallel stories are each heartbreaking and the endings were both real and unexpected. Beautiful writing, definitely worth the read. ...

    I have a signed copy up for grabs at JustOneMoreChapter http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2018/05/reviewgiveaway-dutch-wife-by-ellen-keith.html As one who is always on the lookout for HF pertaining to the Netherlands the title and cover is what drew me to The Dutch Wife. It?s also...

    4.5? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! 4.5?? The Luciano story line is questionable to me but otherwise I loved it! ...more ...

    I put it down after page 24/362, because I'm trying not to waste my time. The writing is clunky and the author relies heavily on telling, rather than showing. ...

    Many thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of The Dutch Wife in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. There are times in life when an individual may be forced to ask themselves the difficult que...

    Marijke and her husband Theo are arrested and sent to the concentration camps. Marijke learns of his whereabouts and when the opportunity arises to be at the same camp, with better accommodations and a chance of survival, she takes it. In order for this to happen though, Marijke has to...

    4.5/5 Stars The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith is a rotating POV novel that features 3 main characters throughout World War II. The first is the Dutch Wife herself, Marijke. She is loosely involved in the resistance in Amsterdam until she is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck co...

    2.5 stars, rounded up. I often felt that I could sense the author's youth through her words, which was detrimental to the depiction of the heavy material in this book. The descriptions of the horrors that her characters faced felt shallow to me. Additionally, the denouement felt rushe...

    I thought the dual storylines with Argentina and Germany were unnecessary and really did nothing but increased the length of the book. Luciano's story should have been written on it's own and fleshed his character out more. I kept waiting for there to be a huge reveal, such as the pape...

    I listened to The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith on audio CD and really enjoyed the story. It was read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin and Charlie Thurston. They really brought the story to life. The novel explored the themes of male dominance over females, good and evil and what a person had t...

    2.5 Stars I read The Dutch Wife after following a discussion on the OSRBC page, and reading the mostly excellent reviews on Goodreads. Could this book possibly be an assured and well-written debut romance novel, with a Nazi officer as romantic lead? Well no, it couldn't. Quick a...

    My actual rating is 2.5, but I rounded up due to the historical aspect of the Holocaust events depicted within the pages. I felt that the two story lines within the book, detracted from the novel. The Holocaust story would have been better, in my opinion, as a book, in itself. ...

    Well, that was depressing. The Dutch Wife is a story following three characters, Marijke de Graff, Karl Mueller, and Luciano. Set during the final years of WW2 and later days in the 1970s, the story portrays much of the horror felt by prisoners during the war. I got into the story ea...

    Do not judge this book by it's cover as I did. I thought I was getting a "light" version of WWII with maybe a bit of romance thrown in, but instead it was a gritty and tough read. The writing was excellent and the story kept you interested right until the end. ...

    I'm not going to lie ... I was close to putting the book away permanently after about a quarter of the way through. The stories (3 story lines) were so agonizing, so painful and unthinkable that it made it very difficult, and the further I read, the harder it was to sleep at night. But...

    Let's call it 2.5 stars and I can best sum this one up with "meh". I didn't like or care about any of the characters, I especially hated Luciano's chapters. I just thought this one was boring. ...

    The Dutch Wife brings a fierce new addition to Holocaust literature. The novel follows three characters, Marijke, a political prison in 1943 Germany, Karl, an SS officer in 1943 Germany, and Luciano, an Argentinian prisoner in 1977. Keith cleverly weaves together the stories of these t...

    If I would have started earlier I would have read this cover to cover. It was excellent. This was one of the best fiction books I?ve read on what happens to people who are captured and put in concentration camps. From the view of a married couple, the wife who decides to join the...

    I wish I could say I enjoyed this book. The description sounded good, but I found myself pushing to continue reading. The writing was pretty graphic at times; I think the writer could have gotten her message across without so much of the descriptions, particularly in describing the "se...

    The Dutch Wife is a fantastic new novel from Ellen Keith. This (mostly) WWII novel is fresh, beautifully written and ambitious. Keith is able to weave the stories of three different people, Marijke a Dutch prisoner jailed in Buchenwald, Karl a German SS officer stationed at Buchenwald ...