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United by diversity, divided by war . . . December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to sti United by diversity, divided by war . . . December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to stick together as their journey takes them to England. Eventually they find themselves in Liverpool with the promise of a new life, until a devastating incident takes Felix away. And, in a desperate attempt to escape the terrible situation she has found herself in, Roz decides to join the Women's Land Army. On the sprawling farm at Hollybank Roz meets Bernie, a dashing farmer's son, who has more than just friendship on his mind. Roz is flattered by his affections, but will he win her heart, or will her love for Felix remain as strong as ever?


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United by diversity, divided by war . . . December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to sti United by diversity, divided by war . . . December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to stick together as their journey takes them to England. Eventually they find themselves in Liverpool with the promise of a new life, until a devastating incident takes Felix away. And, in a desperate attempt to escape the terrible situation she has found herself in, Roz decides to join the Women's Land Army. On the sprawling farm at Hollybank Roz meets Bernie, a dashing farmer's son, who has more than just friendship on his mind. Roz is flattered by his affections, but will he win her heart, or will her love for Felix remain as strong as ever?

30 review for White Christmas: The new heartwarming historical fiction romance book for Christmas 2021 from the Sunday Times bestselling author

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

    Great story. Much grittier than most Katie Flynn books I gave read, which was a very pleasant surprise.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Rozalin Sachs has grown up in Frankfurt, but with the Nazi Party gaining power, unfortunately Roz and her family have to flee the country. But a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents and Roz finds herself on the Kindertransport (train for orphaned children). Roz meets a boy called Felix and they both find themselves in Liverpool, until an incident takes Felix away from Roz. Roz then joins the women’s Land Army and finds herself eventually stationed on a farm just outside of Liverpool, wh Rozalin Sachs has grown up in Frankfurt, but with the Nazi Party gaining power, unfortunately Roz and her family have to flee the country. But a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents and Roz finds herself on the Kindertransport (train for orphaned children). Roz meets a boy called Felix and they both find themselves in Liverpool, until an incident takes Felix away from Roz. Roz then joins the women’s Land Army and finds herself eventually stationed on a farm just outside of Liverpool, where she meets the farmer’s son, Bernie. Overall I enjoyed the concept of the plot, but unfortunately, not so much the writing of it. I thought that most of the ‘key’ moments in the book were somewhat rushed. Firstly, the relationship between Felix and Roz. They met on the Kindertransport and find themselves in Dovercourt where they are awaiting placement with a foster family, long with other orphans. Although Felix has only just met Roz, he is instantly smitten. Roz is then placed with what seems like the perfect foster family in Liverpool, but we soon discover that this is far from the truth. When Felix hears of Roz’s struggles, he is determined to find her and help her. Conveniently, Felix is also in Liverpool and it’s a little too easy how Felix and Roz ‘reunite’. Roz then gets a new job with her new friend Mabel, and just as she seems to be settling into her new life, Felix is arrested out of the blue and immediately taken on board a ship bound for Canada (albeit the ship changed destination to Australia!). Shortly after, Roz and Mabel join the women’s Land Army and find themselves posted to a farm in Wales. Within a matter of weeks, Mabel falls in love with the farmer’s son who has just received his call up papers from the RAF. Before he goes, he tells Mabel that she’s, his beau. This is another rushed storyline and one which quite honestly paints women as being rather pathetic. And don’t get me started on the ‘relationship’ between Roz and Bernie! I’m a history buff and I read a lot of historical fiction, so I know that society in general and women’s values were different in the 1940’s, but it seems that every handsome man that comes along, one of the lead characters instantly falls in love with them! I know that sadly Judy Turner (Katie Flynn) passed away in 2019 and her daughter Holly is now writing under the same name. I have read a number of Holly’s books (which I absolutely loved) but I hate to say that this one is not one of her better ones. Sorry!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Warning - review may contain SPOILERS. It has taken a couple of days of reflection for me to write a review for this book. So, here it goes... This book is about two young adults, adolescents, who are rescued from Nazi Germany via the Kindertransport network, before the beginning of WW2 and when the Nazi's had power over Germany, and found love along the way. My favourite character of the book is Roz because she is a fiercely independent and strong character as she stands up for what she believes Warning - review may contain SPOILERS. It has taken a couple of days of reflection for me to write a review for this book. So, here it goes... This book is about two young adults, adolescents, who are rescued from Nazi Germany via the Kindertransport network, before the beginning of WW2 and when the Nazi's had power over Germany, and found love along the way. My favourite character of the book is Roz because she is a fiercely independent and strong character as she stands up for what she believes in whilst in Liverpool being fostered by a nasty family living in poverty, however, she relies a lot on other people around her when she needs more support and most importantly help. People like Felix and Mabel. For me personally, I found it tricky to get a real connection with any of the main characters which made it tricky for the characters to feel real to me in any way shaoe or form. The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the ending as it made me feel all warm and fuzzy when reading the book and showed that the storyline came altogether and foreshadowed the kind of life that the characters could have in the future if this book were to have a sequel after the war. It would be interesting to explore what the effect the rest of the war had on the final relationship in the storyline. However, what had me gripped the most was whether the Roz and Felix would end up together or not, this is what had my interest the most in the book and what could potentially be the alternative if Roz and Felix were to get together. The only criticism I had on this book is that I found the beginning of the book too slow paced and the ending too fast paced, but that may just be my own preference for this book - others may enjoy the pace of the book as it is. Do I recommend this book? Yes, I think it is a good read. 4/5 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Trudie

    A Brilliant story set before and during ww2. Roz escapes from Germany just before war is declared and travels to England. On the way she meets Felix who helps her and they fall in love. I really enjoyed this although it was a little bit sad in places. I like how a few bits have been left so hopefully we will revisit them one day (please!)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    For me it's not Christmas without a Katie Flynn novel. Great light escapism For me it's not Christmas without a Katie Flynn novel. Great light escapism

  6. 4 out of 5

    c m bolton

    Happy people This book took me to a different place and gave me wonderful characters. To come from it that way was amazing. Great book to read. Thank you Katie xxx

  7. 5 out of 5

    Linda Jamieson

    Fantastic. Loved every word, sentence, chapter. If you love stories of ordinary people in world war 2 you will love this.

  8. 5 out of 5

    My Magical Shelf

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julie Mccann

  10. 5 out of 5

    judith temple

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alison Jones-Steele

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ann Houchen

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maureen

  14. 4 out of 5

    joan mary jalland

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sue Nunn

  16. 5 out of 5

    Esther Hbawkins

  17. 4 out of 5

    JANE OWEN

  18. 5 out of 5

    n e m bowles

  19. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Buckle

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. S. Collett

  21. 5 out of 5

    carol leckenby

  22. 4 out of 5

    Joy

  23. 4 out of 5

    Judy Ledger

  24. 4 out of 5

    Roger Porch

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  26. 5 out of 5

    Claude

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

  28. 5 out of 5

    lisa reek

  29. 5 out of 5

    jane simpson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anthony Williams

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