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Summary

Ariella Bannon has no choice. She must put her precious children Liesl and Erich on that train or allow them to become prey for the Nazis.

Berlin 1939.

When her husband doesn’t come home one day, Ariella realizes that the only way she can ensure her Jewish children’s safety is to avail of the Kindertransport, but can she bear to let them go?

A thousand miles away, Elizabeth Klein has closed herself off from the world. Losing her husband on the last day of the Great War and her child months later, she cannot, will not, love again. It hurts too much.

But she is all Liesl and Erich Bannon have.

Thrown together in the wild countryside of Northern Ireland, Elizabeth and the Bannon children discover that life in the country is anything but tranquil. Danger and intrigue lurk everywhere, and some people are not what they seem.

From the streets of wartime Berlin, to the bombed out city of Liverpool, and finally resting in the lush valleys of the Ards Penisula, The Star and the Shamrock from USA Today best-selling author Jean Grainger is a pause resister.

©2019 Jean Grainger (P)2020 Jean Grainger

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An excellent book to listen to

Having read most of the authors books so far I find this again a fantastic Book, good storyline, compelling to the end and well worth a listen to .well done again Jean

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Lovely read

This is the second series I have started to read. I love the the narrators melodic voice. So pleasant to listen too. I found myself wishing I had such a soothing voice. Even though it is fictional book I am sure the facts of how the Irish communities coped during war times and their way of life.has some truth to it.

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An interesting story line but a bit longwinded and a lot of repitition of thoughts of the characters. Predictable twists but still overall not bad.

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Beautiful

An exceptionally beautiful story; heartfelt and well researched. Also well read. Definitely worth the read.

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Great story

I have read all of Jean Graingers audio books, and have enjoyed them all, and this one was no exception. Its the story of two Jewish children, who find themselves under the protection of an Irish cousin, in Northern Ireland, for the duration of WW2. If I had a criticism - its that the heroine Elizabeth, the cousin, is just too good and always seems to do the right thing. Still there are a few baddies in the story line, to add some balance, but Jean Grainger still manages to find some good in them too. So if you are looking for a feel good historical read - despite the terrible tragedy that befell the Jewish population during the War, then read on and lose yourself for a while.