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The Roses Underneath ✅ The Roses Underneath PDF / Epub ⚣ Author C.F. Yetmen – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk It is August in Wiesbaden, Germany With the country in ruins, Anna Klein, displaced and separated from her beloved husband, struggles to support herself and her six year old daughter Amalia Her job t It is Augustin Wiesbaden, Germany With the country in ruins, Anna Klein, displaced and separated from her beloved husband, struggles to The Roses PDF/EPUB or support herself and her six year old daughter Amalia Her job typing forms at the Collecting Point for the US Army s Monuments Men is the only thing keeping her afloat Charged with securing Nazi looted art and rebuilding Germany s monuments, the Americans are on the hunt for stolen treasures But after the horrors of the war, Anna wants only to hide from the truth and rebuild a life with her family When the easy going American Captain Henry Cooper recruits her as his reluctant translator, the two of them stumble on a mysterious stash of art in a villa outside of town Cooper s penchant for breaking the rules capsizes Anna s tenuous security and propels her into a search for elusive truth and justice in a world where everyone is hiding something In her debut novel CF Yetmen tells a story of loss and reconciliation in a shattered world coming to terms with war and its aftermath.


10 thoughts on “The Roses Underneath

  1. jv poore jv poore says:

    Having never known the horrors, it is impossible to imagine the seemingly insurmountable challenge of rebuilding life in war ravaged Germany That is, unless you ve read The Roses Underneath History books took a multi layered, complicated, convoluted, deplorable conflict and turned it into a black and white Germans are bad, Americans save them from themselves issue Ms Yetmen sets the story straight in a remarkable account of one courageous woman who is forced to change her entire outlook fr Having never known the horrors, it is impossible to imagine the seemingly insurmountable challenge of rebuilding life in war ravaged Germany That is, unless you ve read The Roses Underneath History books took a multi layered, complicated, convoluted, deplorable conflict and turned it into a black and white Germans are bad, Americans save them from themselves issue Ms Yetmen sets the story straight in a remarkable account of one courageous woman who is forced to change her entire outlook from her single belief of living only to survive, to believing in something bigger with a determination so strong that she would be willing to die for that cause This engrossing debut novel features Anna, a determined mother, begrudgingly separated from her husband to protect their young daughter With only an elderly, ill family friend as support Anna is forced to take a job with the Americans to provide scraps of food and maintain the tiny, cramped quarters the three females share Her enlightening journey illustrates the divisions among Germans for not everyone hailed Hitler People like her husband embraced the notion of Communism and thus became enemies of not only the Nazis, but also the Americans The SchutzStaffel SS , an elite force within the Nazi party that restricted membership to only pure Aryan Germans were perhaps the most dangerous and volatile among Hitler s supporters Anna and the quiet majority would shun these notions if only their lives, andimportantly, the lives of their families did not hinge on it At the end of the war, families have been ripped apart and relocated and Reds, Nazi supporters and those vehemently opposed to the ludicrous ideals, are comingled An attempt to establish trust with new people is futile yet there are simply no other options.While the dynamics among the people alone would make for a compelling story, Ms Yetmen gives us so muchby highlighting the intrigue surrounding the overwhelming burden of returning amazing works of art, previously stolen by the Nazis, to rightful owners Anna timidly becomes involved simply due to her knowledge and admiration of fine art, but is quickly immersed in the bitter battle among the Nazis desperately clinging to their pilfered spoils, the Americans that wish to return the art to proper owners and the few opportunists Germans and Americans that wish to procure a piece for individual gain.Alone, but no longer frightened, Anna is determined to sort out the bad folks from the good even as the mystery delves deeper and darker than just stolen art Ms Yetmen amazes in her ability to tell this heart wrenching, yet inspiring story in a way that is immensely rewarding and satisfying to the reader By injecting tiny bits of humour, hints of romance and reminders of the strength, courage and resolve we each are capable of Ms Yetmen delivers a tale that has absolutely everything this reader wants from a novel Thank you to my Goodreads friend Susan for this recommendation


  2. Rhetta Akamatsu Rhetta Akamatsu says:

    The Roses Underneath is an excellent first novel that will hook you immediately and keep you hooked It takes place in post World War II Germany and tells the story of Anna Klein, who is trying to survive and protect her 6 year old daughter while yearning to be reunited with her husband who remains in the Russian occupied part of Germany while she and her daughter have escaped to the safer American occupied section of the country She gets a job as a translator and go between for Captain Cooper, The Roses Underneath is an excellent first novel that will hook you immediately and keep you hooked It takes place in post World War II Germany and tells the story of Anna Klein, who is trying to survive and protect her 6 year old daughter while yearning to be reunited with her husband who remains in the Russian occupied part of Germany while she and her daughter have escaped to the safer American occupied section of the country She gets a job as a translator and go between for Captain Cooper, an architect who seeks for and secures stolen art treasures and attempts to preserve historic buildings with America s Monuments Men Even as Anna begins to form an uneasy friendship with the Captain, strange and unsettling things begin to happen and Anna finds herself immersed in mystery.You will care deeply about Anna and her daughter You will also appreciate the rich historic detail and feeling of authenticity of this book and the skillful way in which Yetmen builds her mystery This book is highly recommended to anyone who loves historic novels or to anyone who just loves a really good book


  3. Susan Susan says:

    OMG What an awesome book Full review on Fresh Fiction OMG What an awesome book Full review on Fresh Fiction


  4. B Glass B Glass says:

    Imagine a place and time where cold rubble litters the summer postwar landscape and the survivors are living in poverty and fear It is August 1945 in Wiesbaden, Germany The American Monuments Men, having recovered artwork stolen by the Nazis, are cataloging the works at a Collecting Point warehouse so they can return these items to their owners Surrounding this hive of activity is a city in ruins, where the war weary populace has no work, damaged housing, and little food Some were bystanders Imagine a place and time where cold rubble litters the summer postwar landscape and the survivors are living in poverty and fear It is August 1945 in Wiesbaden, Germany The American Monuments Men, having recovered artwork stolen by the Nazis, are cataloging the works at a Collecting Point warehouse so they can return these items to their owners Surrounding this hive of activity is a city in ruins, where the war weary populace has no work, damaged housing, and little food Some were bystanders to Nazi atrocities, others were active participants Now the new reality is setting in The locals are suspicious of each other and the Americans the Amis After so many years of Nazi rhetoric, the Germans deem it impossible to believe that the Amis are collecting the art to return it rather than to steal it as spoils of war Enter the war weary Anna Klein and her young daughter, Amalia Refugees from a Russian controlled part of Germany, they travel to Wiesbaden to stay with Anna s Aunt Madeleine who is elderly and in poor health These two women and child are the soul of C.F Yetmen s debut novel The Roses Underneath In a city where jobs are non existent, Anna can speak English and type both skills useful to the Amis Anna works for Captain Cooper who is committed to preserving the artworks This is why we are here This is what matters This will heal us, I know it , Captain Cooper tells the skeptical Anna Anna is a woman who believes her life has always been controlled by forces beyond her control Instinct has told her that survival means she and Amalia will have to leave their home before the Russians assume control In Anna s mind, accepting communism is just trading one form of oppression for another She has left her beloved husband, Thomas, behind Anna had to choose, and she chooses freedom It was no longer enough for her to simply survive on someone else s terms The Roses Underneath is a nicely crafted fictional sequel to Robert Edsel s non fiction The Monuments Men Both are first rate mysteries that are solved by less than perfect individuals trying to fulfill a noble purpose Anna s story gives depth to the wartime and postwar experience her relationship with Cooper reveals the tension between the defeated Germans and the victorious Americans, and how difficult the way forward will be C.F Yetmen weaves the narrative around Hans Christian Anderson s The Snow Queen Amalia s favorite book Images of the shards of glass that pierce men s hearts and make good people do evil things are scattered throughout the ruined landscape In the fairy tale, it is the tears of the young girl that cause the beautiful roses to grow from the earth where all the dead people live The roses tell the young girl that her friend is still alive and she must continue to look for him In war there is evil, but there is also goodness and the promise of finding oneself in better times to come Anna s Wiesbaden is filled with interesting characters busybodies, hustlers, street urchins, and new friends who are emotional casualties of the war Frieda Schilling and her brother Emil, and Oskar, the young boy No less casualties are some American military personnel who try to enrich themselves off the impoverished Germans and the artwork Anna learns that evil is not absolute or even recognizable sometimes it is disguised as good Anna s husband Thomas is another casualty a good man who is mesmerized by the communist philosophy, no less than the Germans were by Hitler and Nazi propaganda Just as the Nazis built Buchenwald in the beautiful valley where Goethe wrote his poetry, Dr Thomas Klein cares for the wounded in the middle of an oppressive state It is too simplistic to describe The Roses Underneath as a narrative about a woman coming into her own Self realization isn t something Anna could have envisioned Anna merely wants the freedom to make a better life for herself and her daughter When Anna reads The Snow Queen to Amalia, the story always ends the same way Anna wonders how her story will end As the novel progresses, the reader sees that Anna has moved from mere survival to a strengthclearly defined, and we applaud her success


  5. Jani Brooks Jani Brooks says:

    Wiesbaden, Germany 1945The war is over At least the fighting is But for the average German, each day is a struggle to find food, water, shelter, and work in the ravaged cities Anna Klein and her young daughter Amalia left the Russian held sector and her husband for the safer American controlled part of the country She works for the U.S Army in a typing pool, scraping together rations to feed her daughter and the old family friend they are living with, keeping a secret from the military th Wiesbaden, Germany 1945The war is over At least the fighting is But for the average German, each day is a struggle to find food, water, shelter, and work in the ravaged cities Anna Klein and her young daughter Amalia left the Russian held sector and her husband for the safer American controlled part of the country She works for the U.S Army in a typing pool, scraping together rations to feed her daughter and the old family friend they are living with, keeping a secret from the military that could cost her her job, and possibly get her shipped back to where she came from Anna prays to hear from her husband, and hopes he can find them, but each day with no news from him makes her wonder if she ll ever see him again Anna works at the Collecting Point for the Army s Monuments Men, the people who are trying to recover art and artifacts stolen by the Nazis It s a huge task, and soon it becomes known that Anna can speak English, so she is recruited as a translator by Captain Henry Cooper, an architect who just happens to be in the Army, but bucks the system every chance he gets When Anna and Cooper accidentally discover a hidden cache of artwork in a local villa, Cooper s habit of breaking the rules puts both of them in jeopardy At the villa they also find a young boy living alone there, and they take him to one of the intake centers for displaced people There are too many events happening to both Anna and Cooper that have them convinced there is something very odd, and perhaps very dangerous brewing around their discovery Anna will find that there are some people she can trust, and those who should be trustworthy are simply not who they appear to be But others will discover the hidden strength in Anna in her resolve to not only protect her daughter, but to do the right thing even if the truth about her secret is revealed Debut novels with this amount of intensity, character strength, not to mention the meticulous research that went into it, are rare Readers will be hard pressed to put this book down once they reach a certain point Anna grows throughout the story, leaving the scared young woman behind as she realizes that the only way for her people to move on is for them to face reality, learn to trust again, and take charge of their lives Cooper is a likeable guy with the typical draftee s attitude that the military takes rules and regulations way too seriously The historical significance of the work being done by the Monuments Men is still surfacing today ashidden stashes of amazing art are unearthed


  6. Sheila DeChantal Sheila DeChantal says:

    In 1945 a war torn Germany struggles to get a foot hold on some sort of stability Anna Klein and her six year old daughter Amalia are among those struggling as well Separated from her husband for their own safety, Anna finds herself working for the US Army s Monuments Men as they search for art and other stolen treasures When it is discovered that Anna speaks English, she is recruited as a translator for American Captain Henry Cooper, a laid back man who likes opportunities to bend the rules In 1945 a war torn Germany struggles to get a foot hold on some sort of stability Anna Klein and her six year old daughter Amalia are among those struggling as well Separated from her husband for their own safety, Anna finds herself working for the US Army s Monuments Men as they search for art and other stolen treasures When it is discovered that Anna speaks English, she is recruited as a translator for American Captain Henry Cooper, a laid back man who likes opportunities to bend the rules When a mysterious stash of art is found, secrets are created causing Anna to question where the truth really does lie and look closely at the secrets she herself keeps.The Roses Underneath is one of those books that you want to read slowly and cherish as one would a favorite candy Savoring each word as it dissolves into the next Reading this book caused me to slow down and really take it all in, which is not always the case in my reading style I often find myself reading fast paced books that flow with activity and crackle with adrenaline I was pleased when I started this read and found that this was a book that I needed to take my time with.I am careful when I choose to read a book that involves war I tend to become so engrossed in the heaviness of the subject that I usually choose to pass on these books Yet there was something that called to me about The Roses Underneath that caused me to take a chance on it and I am glad I did Anna was a protagonist that I found myself hoping for things to turn out well I enjoyed this book, even if it did make me slow down and well smell the roses


  7. Susan Susan says:

    Having watched the movie The Monument Men, I was fascinated enough by the subject to go on and do some research and reading on the recovery of looted art works and treasures, which was carried out in Germany after the end of WWII.So, when this book was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend, I was immediately interested The story follows the fortunes of a young, displaced German womanunable to be with her Husband, and struggling to care for her Daughter, she finds herself working with an Having watched the movie The Monument Men, I was fascinated enough by the subject to go on and do some research and reading on the recovery of looted art works and treasures, which was carried out in Germany after the end of WWII.So, when this book was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend, I was immediately interested The story follows the fortunes of a young, displaced German womanunable to be with her Husband, and struggling to care for her Daughter, she finds herself working with an American Army Captain, searching for, and cataloging recovered art and treasure, amidst the devastation and privations of post war Germany.Not only does our heroine find herself caught up in an exciting mystery involving the discovery of a hidden cache of these valuables, alongside a boss who doesn t always play by the rules, she also becomes embroiled in a much darker plot, and struggles to know just who she can trust.This was such a good book..there are some great characters to become invested in, intrigues to puzzle over, and story lines which explore the frightening aftermath of war in a country which has been defeated, which give a lot of depth to the story It was also very moving at times.all in all, a completely enjoyable read, well worth five stars


  8. Martha Louise Hunter Martha Louise Hunter says:

    Yetmen has a way with a pen I was enthralled with this story so many of the images have stayed with me can t wait forfrom this exciting new author.


  9. Nikki Nikki says:

    This is the first book of The Anna Klein Trilogy I recently attended a talk by C.F Yetmen at a local library I could have listened to her speak for hours about her research in writing these books I found her writing to be captivating She drew me into the story, and it s setting, with her brilliant descriptions of life in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945 My parents met then married in Wiesbaden in 1950, while both were stationed with the U.S Armed Forces Their descriptions of life in Wiesbad This is the first book of The Anna Klein Trilogy I recently attended a talk by C.F Yetmen at a local library I could have listened to her speak for hours about her research in writing these books I found her writing to be captivating She drew me into the story, and it s setting, with her brilliant descriptions of life in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945 My parents met then married in Wiesbaden in 1950, while both were stationed with the U.S Armed Forces Their descriptions of life in Wiesbaden at this time are entirely in line with the author s descriptions of life and of the landscape, just after the war.Ms Yetman did an excellent job portraying the courage required by German citizens to come to terms with their actions inactions during WWII, and put the pieces back together that would allow them to eek out a new life for themselves At the same time she called to attention the incredible amount of priceless art that was stolen and scattered during the Holocaust And, of the efforts of The Monuments Men to locate, protect, catalog, and when possible, return many of those pilfered treasures


  10. Avi B Avi B says:

    3.5 stars


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