Friday, June 25, 2010
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English: Review & Giveaway
At the outset of World War II, Jack Rosenblum, his wife Sadie, and their baby daughter escape Berlin, bound for London. They are greeted with a pamphlet instructing immigrants how to act like "the English." Jack acquires Saville Row suits and a Jaguar. He buys his marmalade from Fortnum & Mason and learns to list the entire British monarchy back to 913 A.D. He never speaks German, apart from the occasional curse. But the one key item that would make him feel fully British -membership in a golf club-remains elusive. In post-war England, no golf club will admit a Rosenblum. Jack hatches a wild idea: he'll build his own. It's an obsession Sadie does not share, particularly when Jack relocates them to a thatched roof cottage in Dorset to embark on his project. She doesn't want to forget who they are or where they come from. She wants to bake the cakes she used to serve to friends in the old country and reminisce. Now she's stuck in an inhospitable landscape filled with unwelcoming people, watching their bank account shrink as Jack pursues his quixotic dream.In her tender, sweetly comic debut, Natasha Solomons tells the captivating love story of a couple making a new life-and their wildest dreams-come true.
About The Author:
Natasha Solomons is a 29-year-old screenwriter. She based this story on her own grandparents' experience.
This was an absolute joy of a book to read! With beautiful descriptions of the English countryside, lovely characters and a writing style that keeps you captivated until the end, you will fall in love with this book. You will laugh and cry as you follow this whimsical couple through trials and triumph alike. The strength of the human spirit is the main theme in this book, and I highly recommend this book!!!
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