A Review On Lana’s War by Anita Abriel

Months after losing her husband and her unborn child, Lana Antanova teams up with Guy Pascal in Nice, in order to help save Jewish families from being taken, helping them escape to have better lives. Lana’s War is a powerful story of love, friendship, and discovery of people that you least expect it. This book captures your attention unexpectedly but in the best way possible.

Book: Lana’s War by Anita Abriel
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: January 21, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, Historical Fiction, World War II, WWII, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryThrift Books
Read: May 2, 2021 to May 4, 2021


Paris 1943: Lana Antanova is on her way to see her husband with the thrilling news that she is pregnant. But when she arrives at the convent where he teaches music, she’s horrified to see Gestapo officers execute him for hiding a Jewish girl in the piano.

A few months later, grieving both her husband and her lost pregnancy, Lana is shocked when she’s approached to join the resistance on the French Riviera. As the daughter of a Russian countess, Lana has the perfect background to infiltrate the émigré community of Russian aristocrats who socialize with German officers, including the man who killed her husband.

Lana’s cover story makes her the mistress of Guy Pascal, a wealthy Swiss industrialist and fellow resistance member, in whose villa in Cap Ferrat she lives. Together, they gather information on upcoming raids and help members of the Jewish community escape. Consumed by her work, she doesn’t expect to become attached to a young Jewish girl or wonder about the secrets held by the man whose house she shares. And as the Nazis’ deadly efforts intensify, her intention to protect those around her may put them all at risk instead.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

Months after losing her husband and her unborn child, Lana Antanova teams up with Guy Pascal in Nice, in order to help save Jewish families from being taken, helping them escape to have better lives. Lana’s War is a powerful story of love, friendship, and discovery of people that you least expect it. This book captures your attention unexpectedly but in the best way possible.

I gave Lana’s War 4.5 stars, loving the way it told such a powerful story of World War II and losing family to the war, but, bouncing back and finding love and what it is to be happy in time of war. I enjoyed reading about how Lana risked her life in order to help Jewish families escape and have a better life. She was heroic and I truly applaud her for how hard she worked.

I also quite enjoyed the blooming romance between Guy and Lana. It was a slow bloom of friendship before we officially dived into a blooming romance. The instant connection between them was simply amazing and I loved when they came together throughout the whole story. Their friendship was so important and the fact that they both cared so deeply for each other after getting off on the wrong start. I loved how they both supported each other and even though they both faced some dangerous situations, they both looked out for each other. The way they worked together in order to help people after their own struggles in life was such an important factor and I really liked it a lot.

Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for inviting me to read Lana’s War and for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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