BOOK REVIEW | THE OCCUPATION SECRET
TITLE: The Occupation Secret
AUTHOR: Mario Reading
RELEASE DATE: August 12, 2019
GENRE: Fiction, Historical Fiction
BUY LINKS: AMAZON
Relegated to an isolated provincial town in France after years spent fighting on the Eastern Front, German commander Maximilian von Aschau finds unexpected distraction in the form of beautiful and reserved Lucie Léré.
He’s seen every horror of the human experience. She’s never left her village. Opposites in every way, Max and Lucie manage to find common ground. But love is the most dangerous element of war. It makes you vulnerable… and careless.
With the Allied invasion imminent and tensions high, Max and Lucie will have to turn their backs on everything they’ve known and anyone they once trusted in order to protect their secret – and their lives.(Description from NetGalley.com)
Unfortunately, I was several chapters in and couldn’t really get into the book. I thought it was going to have more romance based on the description and the cover. I was also waiting for the female character to be introduced and stopped reading because she never emerged. Of what I did read it seemed more about the politics and intensity of war than anything else.
Overall, this book may be more for those who want more about the gore and politics of war. Personally, I like to have more emotion and female perspective in historical fictions.