In The Blood Of The Greeks

Intertwined Souls Series, Book 1

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
389 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2015
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Author Biography

Mary is an award-winning author of historical fiction, romance and urban fantasy stories. Mary works as a graphic and web designer - creating art for her colouring books and designing web sites. Mary has won numerous awards for her fiction, but one of the highlights of her life (and one of the biggest thrills) was to have her first novel “In the Blood of the Greeks” and the non-fiction “In the Blood of the Greeks: The
Illustrated Companion” showcased in the Jewish Museum of Greece’s book collection about the holocaust in Greece during WW2. Mary lives in Australia and when she's not writing,
creating art or designing sites, she is a voracious reader of historical novels (especially those set during WW1 and WW2) and murder mysteries!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

In The Blood of the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks is set in the period of World War II. Eva is the daughter of a German commander who has taken the helm of a small Greek town and is “purging” it of Jews. Eva does not accept her father’s views of Jews and does not believe in the injustice of the system inflicted upon her fellow humans. Her heart bleeds and she takes refuge with God to help her come to terms with her life. Zoe lost her family in this mindless war. Her heart is filled with hatred and revenge. When she meets the daughter of the German commander, she wants to claim her life, but soon the two of them bond and form a friendship. Although reluctant at first, soon they soon rely on each other’s strengths to fight the evil within and outside, and win this war against their human nature.

Mary D. Brooks has written a novel that is not only superb, but the plot, the development of the characters, and the setting are perfect. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, but a good one. The story is gripping, the protagonists are amazing and well formed, the setting is realistic, and their friendship is wonderful. Being the first book in a series (promised to be great), the relationship between the two women has not happened yet, but I am absolutely sure that the romance between Eva and Zoe will be affectionate and proper. I loved it! This is one novel that I would love to read again and again.