About The Letter Carrier
When the German march across Europe reaches France, young Michelle Naget and her family join the throngs fleeing for safety. But their flight ends in capture by the Nazis, with one member of the family taken, while the rest of the family is sent back to their village of Braquis, France, to serve the enemy who has commandeered their home.
For the next four years, the Nagets live in the crosshairs of the enemy living under their roof and of the neighbors who question the family’s loyalties. Every day becomes a test of faith for Michelle-in God, in family, in the hope that the Allies will come, and in the letters from a young French rebel named Légère who promises Michelle that she will be free again.
But when the Nazis’ torment increases, and the razor-thin line between life and death narrows for the Nagets, the family’s motto, “We do what must be done,” and Michelle’s faith in God, give her the courage to face her enemy and do whatever she must to protect the family she loves.
Sometimes you get to read a book that really touches you in some way or another. This one by Laurie Lewis is one of those for me.
Sometimes World War II books can be hard to read. There were so many things that happened during that time period to the people that are just hard. And this author did a good job of showing that hard things happened. But she also did a good job of showing that there was still hope, even when things were hard.
The Letter Carrier is based on the true story of Michelle Naget, or Mimie. Michelle’s family lived in France. And their country and home were invaded by the Nazi’s. I loved Michelle’s faith. Even in the darkest of times, she believed that God knew her and knew of her. And that he would help her when needed. And he did. Miraculous things happened to the Naget family. But they still had to learn many hard lessons.
I loved this book! I feel like I gained a greater understanding about what life would have been like for people who were occupied during the war. And there are great lessons to be learned from those who suffered.
I was sent an e-copy of The Letter Carrier as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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