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Blog Tour & Review: Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: Children of the Stars
Author: Mario Escobar
Release Date: February 25th, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

From international bestseller Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War.

Jacob and Moses Stein live with their aunt in Paris until the great raid against foreign Jews is unleashed in August 1942. Their parents, well-known German playwrights, have been hiding in France, but before their aunt manages to send them south, the gendarmes stop the boys and take them to the Velodromo de Invierno, where more than 4,000 children, 5,000 women, and 3,000 men had to subsist without food or water. Jacob and Moses manage to flee, but the road will not be safe or easy. This novel by internationally bestselling author Mario Escobar follows two brave young Jewish boys as they seek refuge in the French town of Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon and eventually Argentina.

My Review:

Children of the Stars is a must-read historical fiction that told the story of two young Jewish boys fleeing and seeking refuge during WWII. Although the characters are fictional, it was easy to connect with this story. It is heartbreaking and hopeful read.

I think that any book that focuses on WWII and the time of the Holocaust is poignant because of how many families, children, and loved ones were lost. I thought Mario Escobar did a fantastic job of creating a story that felt authentic. I felt for these two boys the entire way.

I think the journey that Moses and Jacob were on was tragic yet promising. Mario Escobar highlighted the inner strength these boys had to have to survive. I felt their urgency, triumphs, and pain.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give Children of the Stars 4 stars. It’s an emotional historical fiction with a touching story about perseverance even in the toughest of times. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading historical fiction.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble | Thomas Nelson

Connect with Mario

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Review tour:

Monday, February 24th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, February 25th: Jathan & Heather

Wednesday, February 26th: Helen’s Book Blog

Friday, February 28th: The Lit Bitch

Monday, March 2nd: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, March 3rd: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, March 4th: @reading_with_nicole

Thursday, March 5th: Books and Cats and Coffee and @bookncatsncoffee

Thursday, March 5th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Monday, March 9th: The Reading Corner for All and @thereadingcornerforall

Tuesday, March 10th: Into the Hall of Books

Wednesday, March 11th: Hallie Reads

Thursday, March 12th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Friday, March 13th: @cassies_books_reviews

Monday, March 16th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, March 16th: Girl Who Reads

Wednesday, March 18th: @bibliolau19

Wednesday, March 18th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Thursday, March 19th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Monday, March 23rd: Carey Loves to Book and @careylovestobook

Instagram tour:

Monday, March 2nd: @books_with_bethany

Tuesday, March 3rd: @books_faith_love

Wednesday, March 4th: @booksandbackroads

Thursday, March 5th: @giuliland

Friday, March 6th: @lets_talk_books_and_cats

Friday, March 6th: @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Saturday, March 7th: @megsbookclub

Sunday, March 8th: @my_book_journey

Monday, March 9th: @ifcatscouldread

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