Rose Under Fire


“Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women’s concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive.” –Jacket

  1. I couldn’t get hooked into this book. Usually I like books about war, but I didn’t like this one. This book is great for anyone who really loves war. Though I do like the author!

  2. Rose Under Fire is an epistolary novel as it is told through the medium of letters written by Rose throughout various stages of her life both before and after her detention at Ravensbrück. Letters that depict acts of passive resistance, friendship, and heartache during the Second World War. Emotionally powerful letters telling a poignant story.

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