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Monday, December 16, 2019

France Book Tours presents... HADAMAR: THE HOUSE OF SHUDDERS by Jason K. Foster - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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 Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. 

 Today, we're joining France Book Tours for a stop along their current promotion featuring a YAlit Historical title you won't want to miss. It's based on true events, so warning...things most certainly get "real" and not in any way that you'd care to fathom in our world today.  So, ready or not, here comes today's title in spotlight...

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Hadamar:The House of Shudders
Jason K. Foster
(YA- Historical Fiction)
 Based on true events   
 Release date: June 1, 2019
   370  pages   


About the book...

  Nazi Germany is ruled by Hitler’s barbaric policies of racial cleansing. Ingrid Marchand’s only sin was to be born black. Horrifying institutions like Hadamar are where the undesirables – including the mentally and physically disabled and children – are systematically tortured, gassed and executed. It is where Ingrid is humiliated and brutalised and will encounter a depth of hatred the world has never seen before. On the brink of starvation, can Ingrid survive the horrors of her incarceration and help bring her tormentors to justice? Hadamar is a gripping tale of survival in a world of hatred, horror and insanity.  


To be quite honest, this one cut me to the quick. My heart literally hurt for Ingrid as she was tortured, tormented, and virtually killed in every way possible without actually taking her life. It wasn't even what they did to her that fractured her soul, but the loss of those she cared for time and time again...and yet she still had this un-conquerable inner strength that no amount of hatred could dim the light of.  She was smart, loyal, kind hearted and still the only thing people saw was the color of her skin...their loss. 

It was so hard to read about the atrocities that man committed against man, but I must tip my hat to the author for providing the human side to a few of those that were on the other side of good. He was able to make readers realize that not all who fight do so with evil in their hearts. Sometimes they are caught up in the circumstances. Sometimes they aren't given all the facts or they're so twisted, the truth within them can't be fully recognized. He also made sure that our beloved Ingrid was not without her flaws, as harshly revealed in full by the actions she took after the indiscretion she believed she had witnessed committed against her by someone she called friend. I can't say I blame her, it was a gut reaction, but it does speak to her being human as well.

All in all, a moving novel set in a period of history we'd rather forget, but is best remembered so we don't repeat the same mistakes. Looking at today's world, I can't say that it'd take much of a stretch of the imagination to even contemplate, which is certainly a rather frightening place to be. 


About the author...

    Hadamar - Jason K Foster

Jason K. Foster is an author, poet, freelance journalist and high school teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching from WSU as well as a Master of Arts (History) from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Spanish from Macquarie University. Jason is widely travelled having spent time in five continents and over fifty countries. He has taught in Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina; experiences that bring a distinct range and unique world view to his writing. He has published ten books in the true crime and historical narratives genres. He has also been published the world over with his work appearing in a range of mediums from History magazines in the United States to Australian travel magazines to Poetry Anthologies in the United Kingdom.

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1 winner will receive a print copy of this book  



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Special thanks to the France Book Tours team for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the author for the signed copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the tour, or those on the horizon, click through the links above. 

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT! 



Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

wow, thanks for your excellent and passionate review! So lad you enjoyed the adventure of reading it

Felicity Grace Terry said...

One of those books that whilst incredibly hard to read I think should be read.
Another one for my Wish List, thank you.

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