The Prisoner's Wife

The Prisoner's Wife Review

Inspired by the true story of a daring deception that plunges a courageous young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves.

In the dead of night, a Czech farm girl and a British soldier travel through the countryside. Izabela and prisoner of war Bill have secretly married and are on the run, with Izzy dressed as a man. The young husband and wife evade capture for as long as possible--until they are cornered by Nazi soldiers with tracking dogs.

Izzy's disguise works. The couple are assumed to be escaped British soldiers and transported to a POW camp. However, their ordeal has just begun, as they face appalling living conditions and the constant fear of Izzy's exposure. But in the midst of danger and deprivation comes hope, for the young couple are befriended by a small group of fellow prisoners. These men become their new family, willing to jeopardize their lives to save Izzy from being discovered and shot.

The Prisoner's Wife tells of an incredible risk, and of how our deepest bonds are tested in desperate times. Bill and Izzy's story is one of love and survival against the darkest odds.

Title:The Prisoner's Wife
Edition Language:English

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    The Prisoner's Wife Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Bill is an escaped prisoner of war and British. Izabela is Czech. The two are married and on the run.Izzy dresses as a man to draw less attention to herself, and they are successful for a time until t...

  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)

    Izzy works on the family farm with her mother during World War 2. Their life in Czechoslovakia has been tough since her father and older brother joined the resistance leaving them unable to tend their...

  • Denise

    I haven't read any historical fiction books in quite some time (especially WWII books, as they all start to blend together after awhile), but The Prisoner's Wife was a great book to remind me why I re...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    In 1944, Izabela is living on the family farm in Vrazne in Czechoslovakia, with her mother and little brother Marek. Her father has left the farm with her older brother Jan and are both fighting with ...

  • Marialyce

    Made it up to 25%....it was dreadful........

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Izabela and Bill were destined to meet, but did Izabela realize what she was getting herself and Bill into when she rushed the marriage and escaped the farm she had known for her entire life?Izabela i...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    Every once in awhile you stumble upon a book that is rich in history, so much so that sometimes, it will take your very breath away. Sometimes it steals that breath because of how beautiful it is and ...

  • Breanna

    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and PaperbacksARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.4.5 stars ✨ The Prisoner’s Wife was inspired by a true story–and a shocking one at that. The story cente...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I thought that this book was really well done. I enjoy historical fiction every once in a while and stories set during World War II reall...

  • Myrna

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read and Maggie Brookes’ The Prisoner’s Wife is a great one. I was immersed in the characters love, risks, and determination from the beginning. I apprec...