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Review by Book Lover 35 -- VieVie La Fontaine

Post by Book Lover 35 » 23 Dec 2018, 18:55

[Following is a volunteer review of "VieVie La Fontaine" by Linda Heavner Gerald.]
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Every parent wants the best for their children. That's why I understood why Mark Lichter's parents moved their only son to Paris, instead of letting him stay in Germany. This wonderful story takes place during World War 2. It is called VieVie La Fontaine. It is written by Linda Heavner Gerald.

Mark is a college student studying Law, which he dreads. What he really wants to do is paint. When he is told by his parents that they are moving him to Paris, he is excited to leave. He believes that his parents are just being paranoid, and is surprised by the move. His parents know that it is not safe for him to stay in Germany, since they are Jewish. Before he leaves to Paris, his father warns him not to fall in love with the beautiful VieVie La Fontaine, but when does a teenager ever listen to their parents. When he gets to Paris, he moves in with friends of his family, and starts having the time of his life. Soon he realizes that his parents weren't just paranoid. Things are going down hill in Paris fast, when the Germans start taking over. What will happen to his parents back home and also to Paris? What will happen to him and to all the people that he loves? Will the Germans find out that he is Jewish?

The first thing that attracted me to this story, was the beautiful front cover. I was also curious about the title of the book. Throughout the book, you learn what is so special about this VieVie La Fontaine. The story was very easy to read. The chapters are fairly short. There wasn't a dull moment in the book. Whether you love history or like romances, you would appreciate this book. It was very interesting to learn what it was like in Paris during this time period. I do not usually think about France, when I think of World War 2. I've learned a lot of interesting information such as, the rations that were put on food, clothing, tobacco. What I thought was very brutal, was the lack of coal. There were some very cold winters, and a lot of people trying to get warm. I've also learned about the curfews that they've had. Most importantly, I've learned more about the France Resistance Movement. I've really enjoyed getting to know Mark, and seeing how the war has made him a stronger man. Mark expresses his feeling throughout the book, which helped him sound more like a real person. I liked VieVie La Fontaine and her husband. They took Mark into their home, and made him feel loved. One of my favorite characters is Lotte Moreau. She was Mark's neighbor. She would check on him from time to time. The author gives a lot of detail on what is happening throughout the world, and what people are going through. The ending was good and also unpredictable.

I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I've tried to find something that I didn't like about this story, but I didn't find anything. It is surprisingly, not too violent. There are also not many sex scenes. I didn't find any grammar errors while reading this book. I think anyone who has an interest in World War 2, or in Paris would enjoy this book. if you like romances or dramas, you might also enjoy it. Anyone that doesn't like these genres, might not like this book so well.

I am blessed that I had a chance to read this book. It was a nice book to end the year with. I hope many people enjoy this book as well.

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Post by gen_g » 26 Dec 2018, 03:17

This sounds like a well-constructed book, which I always appreciate! I'm glad you enjoyed it; thanks for the lovely review!

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Post by Book Lover 35 » 26 Dec 2018, 09:55

gen_g wrote:
26 Dec 2018, 03:17
This sounds like a well-constructed book, which I always appreciate! I'm glad you enjoyed it; thanks for the lovely review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 27 Dec 2018, 13:14

It sounds like typical teenage angst. The parents want one thing, the children want another. Poor Mark, he only wants to paint. Thanks for the information about this one!
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 28 Dec 2018, 00:22

kandscreeley wrote:
27 Dec 2018, 13:14
It sounds like typical teenage angst. The parents want one thing, the children want another. Poor Mark, he only wants to paint. Thanks for the information about this one!
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Post by Sushan » 28 Dec 2018, 22:58

I am not into romance, but I like history. So, this one will be an interesting read. Thanks for sharing 👍👍
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 29 Dec 2018, 10:21

Sushan wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 22:58
I am not into romance, but I like history. So, this one will be an interesting read. Thanks for sharing 👍👍
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Post by Vscholz » 03 Jan 2019, 18:42

I keep seeing this book as a review opportunity but I haven't taken the leap. The name sounds like something a teen or young woman would make up after running away. I can't help but try translating it into "Life Life the Fountain"!
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Post by teacherjh » 04 Jan 2019, 00:37

I'm not usually a historical fiction fan, but I do find WWII interesting. I can't help but be curious what happens to the main character.

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Post by Emy Katherine » 04 Jan 2019, 05:07

"It was very interesting to learn what it was like in Paris during this time period. I do not usually think about France, when I think of World War 2. I've learned a lot of interesting information such as, the rations that were put on food, clothing, tobacco. What I thought was very brutal, was the lack of coal. There were some very cold winters, and a lot of people trying to get warm. I've also learned about the curfews that they've had. Most importantly, I've learned more about the France Resistance Movement. "
Sounds a very informative book for those who are interested in knowing more about World War 2 and what it was like in Paris during this time period. Honestly, I like the cover too. Glad you enjoyed it so much, and I am so glad the book is well edited! I like historical fiction and love romance, so I will add this book to my TBR list. Plus, I am very curious about Mark; in fact, sounds an interesting character. :)
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 05 Jan 2019, 19:49

Vscholz wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 18:42
I keep seeing this book as a review opportunity but I haven't taken the leap. The name sounds like something a teen or young woman would make up after running away. I can't help but try translating it into "Life Life the Fountain"!
Lol. The lady character is a bit of a flake but she's pretty interesting too. Thank you for the comment!
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 05 Jan 2019, 19:50

teacherjh wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 00:37
I'm not usually a historical fiction fan, but I do find WWII interesting. I can't help but be curious what happens to the main character.
It was good book. I learned a lot from it. Hope you like it. Thanks for the comment!
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 05 Jan 2019, 19:52

Emy Katherine wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 05:07
"It was very interesting to learn what it was like in Paris during this time period. I do not usually think about France, when I think of World War 2. I've learned a lot of interesting information such as, the rations that were put on food, clothing, tobacco. What I thought was very brutal, was the lack of coal. There were some very cold winters, and a lot of people trying to get warm. I've also learned about the curfews that they've had. Most importantly, I've learned more about the France Resistance Movement. "
Sounds a very informative book for those who are interested in knowing more about World War 2 and what it was like in Paris during this time period. Honestly, I like the cover too. Glad you enjoyed it so much, and I am so glad the book is well edited! I like historical fiction and love romance, so I will add this book to my TBR list. Plus, I am very curious about Mark; in fact, sounds an interesting character. :)
Thank you for the well written review! :tiphat:
Thank you! Hope you enjoy it.
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Post by Shrabastee » 15 Jan 2019, 04:24

I have been intrigued about this book for a long time, but never gotten around to read it. As a fan of historical fictions, I believe I will like this one. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Zimall » 12 Feb 2019, 00:27

Would surely give it a try to know who is Vievie and what happens to mark and his parents.
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