In her relationship, Gracianna is the fighter. Born in the Pyrenees and bred to be strong-willed and resourceful, Gracianna decides that she would like to go to America. In order to build up funds for passage overseas, Gracianna finds work at a restaurant in Paris. The man she loves, Juan and her sister, Constance, soon follow her there even though war is breaking out. The city becomes occupied by Nazi forces and Gracianna finds herself face to face with a drunk Nazi alone at night. What happens next, will change Gracianna's life and history.
This is a fictional story, but based on recollections of the author's great-grandmother. When he was four, Trini Amador was visiting his great-grandmother, Gracianna's house and came out carrying a German Luger. Now, Trini digs into the story behind the weapon. I was definitely transported while reading this story, there were great descriptions and great quotes from the Basque. Gracianna's missions with the Resistance kept me intrigued as well as her more personal relationship with Juan. Gracianna's strong and introspective character was inspiring; the relationship with her sister and her willingness to do anything to save her was another aspect to the story that made it great. I am amazed at Gracianna's story and legacy, a great read for anyone.
This book was provided for free in return for an honest review.