Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sleeping with the Enemy by Colin Falconer



Palestine 1933 — Jews flood into the country fleeing persecution in Europe, settling the land that has for centuries belonged to the local Arab muktars.

Sarah Landauer and Rishou Hass’an are divided by the barbed wire of the kibbutz and by their religion yet still fall in love. But as tensions rise in the country, the two are torn apart.

A decade later, Sarah works for the Haganah, the outlawed Jewish intelligence service; Rishou is in Jerusalem, trying to stay out of a war he does not believe in. But as the whole country descends into chaos, they find each other again, and cannot stay apart.

Then the British leave for good, and the Jews and Arabs prepare for the final battle of Jerusalem. Sarah and Rishou meet in secret, keeping their affair hidden even form those that they love. But finally, they must face their final agonizing destiny, forced to choose between their love for each other and their loyalty and duty to their own people.

What is the right choice?

REVIEW

International bestselling author, Colin Falconer continues to enthrall with another fascinating read! Sleeping with the Enemy tells a compelling story about two war-torn lovers while explaining in great detail the roots of the Palestinian and Jewish conflict. Forbidden love between Palestinian Rishou and Jewish Sarah is powerfully wrought, making both characters larger than life and glow with  an abundance of believability! It is a novel about life and death, love and hate, struggle and strife! 

If you've never read a book by this author before, then I highly encourage you to do so. He has a knack for telling stories in a bold, tell-it-like-it-is way, and sprinkled with plenty of love and humor along the way. His books are always memorable, always enjoyable, always a sure bet! Definitely highly recommended!