Reviews - What do customers think about Feet in the Fire?
A hidden corner of history Nov 16, 2006
I knew Margot personally in her later years of life through church, yet didn't know this much about her until I read her book. I was so moved by her story....and stunned by the hidden corners of what we commonly know about Hitler's reign.
Her story is so compelling. I didn't put the book down until I'd finished it.
I'm very honored to have known her, she died this week. RIP, lovely lady.
Bettye Martin-McRae Mar 13, 2005
As a writer who heard bits and pieces of this book while it was being shaped and polished in its infancy, I am blessed to have known the author and to have touched some of the pages before it was in print. Even more, I was touched by the story - and by Margot's talent-filled, heartfelt determination - even as she selected each word, diligently clarified each line, felt the agony and injustice of each offense against the innocent.
As an American farmer's daughter near Margot's age, and insulated from the horrors of war... I wondered in 1942, 43, 44, and 1945, what life must be like for a little girl under the Nazi regime.
Now I know. The privilege of finally reading this story in its entirety are almost inexpressible.
I weep, laugh and rejoice with Margot Fusser Blewett. And all who read her story. Bravo! Margot! Bravo! I hope you'll contact me.
Inspiring story of family love amid the chaos of war Feb 2, 2003
Margot Blewett writes with clarity and intimacy about her family in WW2 Germany under Hitler. More than a memoir of growing up amid war time deprivation and destruction, it's also about how determined parents can keep their family together with values that outlast the worst of politicians with dominion over them. Similar to accounts that have endured in our own country's records from the War Between the States and more recently the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s and 70s. Similar to family histories recounted to me by German friends while I lived in Germany for almost two years. Some families divided by philosophy or sense of duty, others united and unbreakable. One person, one family, one neigborhood can do the right thing, even if their lives are turned upside down in a world turned to rubble around them. Read Feet in the Fire, and appreciate her story. Imagine the truth about families all over the world today under similar conditions of official oppression by ruthless dictators who will stop at nothing for their own greed for power. Buy, read, and tell your friends about Feet in the Fire. You'll be glad you did. Voted best nonfiction of 2002 in a poll of my well read friends.
Captivating and So Personal! Apr 30, 2002
The author paints a picture of a time in history that many have forgotten and others never knew. Her personal and painfully honest emotions capture the reader. I did not want to do anything but read and get to the end of her story. What a treasure to have Mrs. Blewett's memories and life experiences in print! I believe this book should be taught in our schools.
ABSOLUTELY RIVETING Feb 26, 2002
I could not put it down!!! Margot writes beautifully. She tells about her experience as a child in war-torn Germany. I don't want to give any of it away. BUY THIS BOOK!