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No Other [Download] ➹ No Other Author Shawna K. Williams – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain get on with life and if at all possible forgive those who've wronged his family including himself But it's hard to do when th In the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain get on with life and if at all possible forgive those who've wronged his family including himself But it's hard to do when there are constant reminders One of them being his former schoolmate now teacher Meri Parker Miss Port Delamar Pearl Mayor's daughter Belle of the town Meri Parker After enduring the stigma and isolation associated with the internment camp the awkwardness of going back to school should've been a cake walk But Jakob didn't expect to find himself inexplicably drawn to Meri Or to discover that the pain and loneliness of her life surpassed his own She needed to be rescued from the wretched people seeking to control her life And than anything he needed to be the one to save her.


10 thoughts on “No Other

  1. Courtney Courtney says:

    When I heard about the third book of this series I decided to give the whole series a shot I figured if I would at least try reading book one and see what happens Once I started book one though I could not put it down WowNo Other by Shawna Williams was amazing This debut novel was heartwarming genuine and very lovable I read this book in one day; once I met Jakob and Meri I fell in love with them and couldn’t stop reading about their lives I sympathized with the characters and the situations they were in and I found myself reading and reading in hopes that they would work things outYou can tell an author is great at writing scenes and dialogue when tears come to your eyes That is how it was as I read No Other It was emotional and exciting and heartwarming from beginning to endContent I consider this Edgy Christian Fiction so I believe it’s for of a mature audienceI received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review My honest review is this is a great book And I’ve already started on book two and I’m loving that as well


  2. Sidney W. Sidney W. says:

    No Other set in post World War II time is the story of Jakob the son of Americans of German ancestry who were detained in Port Delamar a fictional town based on Baytown just east of Houston and Meri the daughter of the mayor Meri had been brought up by a mother and father who were interested in outer appearances than true beliefs They joined the church only because it would look good and get the mayor votes not because they believed in God Jakob on the other hand had reason to be bitter since his parents had lost their home and been imprisoned during the war because of their German heritage Still Jakob's strong spirituality gave him strength Even so it took time for him to forgive I love this book but to be honest I'm not sure why Is it because it is about real people who even though they strive to live wholesome lives still fall short like so many of us do? Probably But then there's the setting At first I couldn't see why the author decided to put the characters in post World War II time But it was fascinating What got my attention was that the internment of German Americans took place so close to where I live This wasn't taught in my history classes By the time I finished reading the book I knew No Other wouldn't have worked in a different time period Still I wondered why the author Shawna K Williams decided to write it this way Here is her response Sidney it was because of a dream I know that sounds weird but the whole premise of the story started with a dream I hadn't even wanted to be a writer but the parts that I knew from the dream were likes parts to a puzzle and I had to figure out how it all fit together In the dream I knew the general era but the year got pinpointed to 1947 as my research pegged other details I knew Jakob was a little younger and that Meri was somehow his teacher but they were both adults The details of that were settled through research too I also knew his family had faced discrimination but it was a documentary on Japanese internment that prompted me to research whether this had happened to other ethnic groups This book is unlike any Christian fiction I've read and I'm sure you'll agree it is worth the read


  3. Kat Heckenbach Kat Heckenbach says:

    This is a romance novel that won my heart even though I normally do not read romance Shawna's mastery of characterization infused the story with such believability and I fell in love with Jakob and Meri No sappy scenes no corny lines this book is about story Yes it's a love story but it is so much Set in post WWII Texas Jakob's German family faces discrimination while they try to rebuild their household His parents have returned from an internment camp and his brother has returned as a war hero Jakob must now step down from his patriarchal role and make his own return to the high school he had left three years earlier in order to care for his younger siblings in his parents' and older brother's absence Matters become even complicated when he steps into his classroom and discovers his old classmate Meri Parker sitting behind the teacher's desk Their worlds couldn't be different she'd had all the advantages Jakob had not Wealth college no one to care for but herself But Jakob saw what no one else could how trapped Meri was by her so called advantages With his own family restored Jakob's natural instinct to rescue shifts its attention to Meri No Other is beautifully written If you love romance you will love No Other And if you don't like romanceno matter You'll still love it


  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    This debut novel by author Shawna Williams took my breath away It sounds cliche but I don't know how else to describe the emotions that moved through me as I read this book My heart was engaged and fully invested in the outcome I read most of this book in one sitting It's a perfect historical romance in that the tension kept building and it made me want them to work things out and find a way to be together I fell in love with the characters and empathized with their situations I also felt firmly grounded in the time period The author's use of dialog was masterful I could hear the characters speaking and their inner thoughts and dialog were consistent with that era My favorite scene was toward the end when Jakob tries to do the right thing The emotion was intense and so realistic I nearly cried myself That's great writing because I felt something I loved how true to life this story seemed and it was edgy enough to make me want to cheer Shawna on This story felt real to me because the characters were complex and three dimentional There were a few shifts in plot that were delightful as well I love it when the author does something you aren't expecting Nice job I can't wait for the next book This is making my favorites list for fiction for this year 2010


  5. Nora St Laurent Nora St Laurent says:

    I was thrilled to receive a review copy of an author I really wanted to read No Other is a book set in the 1950’s It was a simpler innocent time of life in rural America It reminded me of the TV show the Walton’s where families were big close and cared for one another Life after the war didn’t spring back to the way it was before it all began I enjoyed reading about Jakob Rachel and Joe as they all tried to make sense and come up with a new normal to their livesJakob dropped out of school to care of his family while Joe went off to fight in the war Jakob’s father was recovering from having a stroke so the family needed him to provide while Joe was away Jakob had Meri as his new teacher at school and was the oldest kid in his class It was awkward seeing Meri everyday as his teacher because they had gone to school together before the war Things got easier once he volunteered to build the set for the play Meri was producing He couldn’t believe how he felt when they worked together Jakob wouldn’t develop feelings for her now He wanted out of this town after graduation which meant no attachments He also knew it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to be dating his teacher who wasn’t a Christian and he was Nine months that’s all he had remaining until graduationMeri was the Mayors daughter and an only child She was fascinated to hear about Jakob’s family and wanted to be part of a family that loved you unconditionally Her parents were all about appearances and what she could do for them She felt like a puppet and not loved for who she was but for what she did They even had her husband picked out Didn’t ask her They say it was the best but she didn’t love Roger She wanted to marry for love not money She was tired about worrying about appearancesWilliams says “I wanted to write about how Christians don’t just struggle sometimes we blow it but God doesn’t abandon us Even when our efforts to right things fail He’s still in control Him and No other”I enjoyed the time period and the budding romance between Jakob and Meri It was fun and innocent Shawna’s characters are likeable and real My heart ached for Meri and how her parents treated her I also felt for Jakob as he tried to do the right thing for everyone in his lifeHow should Christians treat Christians that blow it and get back up after the fall? The enemy would love for them to stop dreaming have them in no way get up and have people never let them forget their sin Shawna Williams shows a heart felt moving story where the reader can experience unconditional love and know what it looks like She also showed God loves us no matter what we doGod says He loved us while we were yet sinners flawed unlovable He gave His son’s life for us unpolished and clean Williams characters stayed with me and so did their struggle long after I finished reading the last page I can’t wait to read the seuel In All thingsDisclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”Nora StLaurentThe Book Club Network wwwbookfunorgThe Book Club Network blog wwwpsalm516blogspotcomBook Fun Magazine wwwbookfunmagazinecom


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    Review of No OtherBy Shawna K Williamsc 2010ISBN – 978 1 936000 53 1A Desert Breeze eBookWow forgot I was reading there for a moment when I happened to look away from the screen Rats—time for the season ending episode of my second favorite television show With the recorder on the blink I have to watch in real time or I would have kept readingFrom the publisherIn the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain geton with life and if at all possible forgive those who've wronged his family including himself But it's hard to do when there are constant reminders One ofthem being his former schoolmate now teacher Meri Parker Miss PortDelamar Pearl Mayor's daughter Belle of the town Meri ParkerAfter enduring the stigma and isolation associated with the internment campthe awkwardness of going back to school should've been a cake walk But Jakobdidn't expect to find himself inexplicably drawn to Meri Or to discover that thepain and loneliness of her life surpassed his own She needed to be rescuedfrom the wretched people seeking to control her life And than anythinghe needed to be the one to save herMy reviewAnd wow I haven’t enjoyed a read like this since I first picked up Tamera Alexander one where I didn’t have to edit in my head as I read along; one where I wanted to finish the book in order without skipping ahead The couple of historical facts I felt compelled to look up were right on Thank you ShawnaShawna’s No Other is a fairly short read but not a light story by any means Immediately following World War II in Texas Shawna doesn’t spare her readers the nastiness of the era the suspicion that pervades our culture even today Meri and Jakob fell in love fell into temptation but didn’t fall in to despair And throughout their tangled romance even when he allowed temptation to hold sway Jakob kept his faith firmly fixed and wanted Meri know that his God was in charge like No OtherShawna’s writing techniue is beautiful with well rounded characters and lovely settings I love unusual relationships and although I tend to be a bit sueamish about teacher student situations in this case Jakob returned to finish high school after the war years and was legally of age Shawna’s theme of temptation failure and forgiveness wove a firm pattern across their lives I read this book in pdf format with no trouble I received a copy for review purposesLisa LickelhttplisalickelcomAuthor of Healing Grace and Meander Scar


  7. Tracy Krauss Tracy Krauss says:

    No Other by Shawna K Williams is a beautifully written romance set in post WWII America Anti German sentiment is prevalent and one family in particular has had to endure much hardship because if it Now that the war is over twenty year old Jake must brave a regular classroom in order to finish his schooling This would have been bad enough but he wasn’t expecting to fall in love with his teacher It’s a dilemma that will test his will power and his faithJake and Meri’s romance is gently woven despite their very human struggles with temptation Williams treats every aspect of their relationship with honesty and care There is nothing shocking or untoward for those readers of a delicate bent but she does not sugar coat the realities of life either It is a refreshing look at two people in love during an era that was still naïve in many ways but also uite hypocritically hardened Especially enlightening was the way Williams was able to weave the travesty of WWII internment camps into the story – not something that most proud Americans like to celebrate but part of US history none the less Even though this travesty is exposed Williams purpose throughout is to gently lead the reader on a path toward forgiveness – a recurring theme that seems to be the story’s foundation No Other is a lovely and satisfying read – not too difficult with just the right amount of poignancy to keep the reader going Williams herself aptly describes it as “Grace Inspired” I would recommend this book to readers looking for a romance that is somewhat different than the norm yet still delivers on the ‘romance meter’


  8. Ruth Ruth says:

    Meredith Meri Parker is the only child of two controlling parents who want her to marry Roger but she's fallen in love with a simple unassuming and sweet man named Jakob Jakob also happens to be her student but he's twenty and finishing up his schoolingIf anyone found out she was dating her student then it would make things difficult for her father's political aspirations because appearances are everything and she must maintain meet those appearances but will she have to deny her heart to do this?This was probably one of the most historically authentic books I've ever read so the author has done a lot of research into the post WWII time period where people in the United States were unsure about German families who might be spies Jakob's family experienced this and it's one of the things that brings Meri and Jakob together because she decides to do a play roughly based on this This story chronicles the progression of their relationship and since it is Christian romance I found the twist to be edgy I have not read a book in Christian romance that tackles the issues this book does and for that I commend the author This is a book about real life real people and real struggles It's not the watered down everyone's perfect and holy book This is a book about overcoming those moments where we fail to meet God's best because in the end that is what the Christian faith is all about God perfecting us inspite of our sins


  9. Joy Joy says:

    In general I don't buy stories set around WWII That time period never seems to connect with me But when I saw No Other advertised at a price I couldn't resist coupled with the fact that I've met the author online and found her as sweet as can be I decided to give this one a chanceI don't know what I was expecting But I certainly wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did It was a very pleasant surprise I knew in advance that No Other was considered edgy christian fiction but still the actions of the main characters surprised me and surprising this reader is a good thing The climax of the story was extremely well done the antagonists were some of my favorite characters They were really nasty people that I enjoyed hating well drawn by the author The book wraps up 995% of its storylines but that one half of a percent is left for the seuel which I will be sure to buy Shawna Williams is on my to read list from now on whether she's writing about WWII or not


  10. Deborah Malone Deborah Malone says:

    Once again as I started reading No Other I wasn't sure what I was in for From the very beginning I fell in love with the characters in this book Shawna possessed great ability to make this story come alive She took me to a place many of us are not familiar with because we were too young or we were not aware of what was going on right in America at that time What and when was this? It was during WWII when many Americans of German decent were rounded up and put into interment camps to wait out the end of the war No Other gives an inside view of what happens to someone who looses everything through no fault of their own Watch the anger one young man Jakob holds onto melt away when he falls for his teacher Meri who is going through her own prison You will be taken on a journey of freedom for both of these young people The journey will not be smooth but they begin to trust in the One who is stronger than both of them I am really looking forward to the next installment of No Other


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10 thoughts on “No Other

  1. Courtney Courtney says:

    When I heard about the third book of this series I decided to give the whole series a shot I figured if I would at least try reading book one and see what happens Once I started book one though I could not put it down WowNo Other by Shawna Williams was amazing This debut novel was heartwarming genuine and very lovable I read this book in one day; once I met Jakob and Meri I fell in love with them and couldn’t stop reading about their lives I sympathized with the characters and the situations they were in and I found myself reading and reading in hopes that they would work things outYou can tell an author is great at writing scenes and dialogue when tears come to your eyes That is how it was as I read No Other It was emotional and exciting and heartwarming from beginning to endContent I consider this Edgy Christian Fiction so I believe it’s for of a mature audienceI received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review My honest review is this is a great book And I’ve already started on book two and I’m loving that as well

  2. Sidney W. Sidney W. says:

    No Other set in post World War II time is the story of Jakob the son of Americans of German ancestry who were detained in Port Delamar a fictional town based on Baytown just east of Houston and Meri the daughter of the mayor Meri had been brought up by a mother and father who were interested in outer appearances than true beliefs They joined the church only because it would look good and get the mayor votes not because they believed in God Jakob on the other hand had reason to be bitter since his parents had lost their home and been imprisoned during the war because of their German heritage Still Jakob's strong spirituality gave him strength Even so it took time for him to forgive I love this book but to be honest I'm not sure why Is it because it is about real people who even though they strive to live wholesome lives still fall short like so many of us do? Probably But then there's the setting At first I couldn't see why the author decided to put the characters in post World War II time But it was fascinating What got my attention was that the internment of German Americans took place so close to where I live This wasn't taught in my history classes By the time I finished reading the book I knew No Other wouldn't have worked in a different time period Still I wondered why the author Shawna K Williams decided to write it this way Here is her response Sidney it was because of a dream I know that sounds weird but the whole premise of the story started with a dream I hadn't even wanted to be a writer but the parts that I knew from the dream were likes parts to a puzzle and I had to figure out how it all fit together In the dream I knew the general era but the year got pinpointed to 1947 as my research pegged other details I knew Jakob was a little younger and that Meri was somehow his teacher but they were both adults The details of that were settled through research too I also knew his family had faced discrimination but it was a documentary on Japanese internment that prompted me to research whether this had happened to other ethnic groups This book is unlike any Christian fiction I've read and I'm sure you'll agree it is worth the read

  3. Kat Heckenbach Kat Heckenbach says:

    This is a romance novel that won my heart even though I normally do not read romance Shawna's mastery of characterization infused the story with such believability and I fell in love with Jakob and Meri No sappy scenes no corny lines this book is about story Yes it's a love story but it is so much Set in post WWII Texas Jakob's German family faces discrimination while they try to rebuild their household His parents have returned from an internment camp and his brother has returned as a war hero Jakob must now step down from his patriarchal role and make his own return to the high school he had left three years earlier in order to care for his younger siblings in his parents' and older brother's absence Matters become even complicated when he steps into his classroom and discovers his old classmate Meri Parker sitting behind the teacher's desk Their worlds couldn't be different she'd had all the advantages Jakob had not Wealth college no one to care for but herself But Jakob saw what no one else could how trapped Meri was by her so called advantages With his own family restored Jakob's natural instinct to rescue shifts its attention to Meri No Other is beautifully written If you love romance you will love No Other And if you don't like romanceno matter You'll still love it

  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    This debut novel by author Shawna Williams took my breath away It sounds cliche but I don't know how else to describe the emotions that moved through me as I read this book My heart was engaged and fully invested in the outcome I read most of this book in one sitting It's a perfect historical romance in that the tension kept building and it made me want them to work things out and find a way to be together I fell in love with the characters and empathized with their situations I also felt firmly grounded in the time period The author's use of dialog was masterful I could hear the characters speaking and their inner thoughts and dialog were consistent with that era My favorite scene was toward the end when Jakob tries to do the right thing The emotion was intense and so realistic I nearly cried myself That's great writing because I felt something I loved how true to life this story seemed and it was edgy enough to make me want to cheer Shawna on This story felt real to me because the characters were complex and three dimentional There were a few shifts in plot that were delightful as well I love it when the author does something you aren't expecting Nice job I can't wait for the next book This is making my favorites list for fiction for this year 2010

  5. Nora St Laurent Nora St Laurent says:

    I was thrilled to receive a review copy of an author I really wanted to read No Other is a book set in the 1950’s It was a simpler innocent time of life in rural America It reminded me of the TV show the Walton’s where families were big close and cared for one another Life after the war didn’t spring back to the way it was before it all began I enjoyed reading about Jakob Rachel and Joe as they all tried to make sense and come up with a new normal to their livesJakob dropped out of school to care of his family while Joe went off to fight in the war Jakob’s father was recovering from having a stroke so the family needed him to provide while Joe was away Jakob had Meri as his new teacher at school and was the oldest kid in his class It was awkward seeing Meri everyday as his teacher because they had gone to school together before the war Things got easier once he volunteered to build the set for the play Meri was producing He couldn’t believe how he felt when they worked together Jakob wouldn’t develop feelings for her now He wanted out of this town after graduation which meant no attachments He also knew it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to be dating his teacher who wasn’t a Christian and he was Nine months that’s all he had remaining until graduationMeri was the Mayors daughter and an only child She was fascinated to hear about Jakob’s family and wanted to be part of a family that loved you unconditionally Her parents were all about appearances and what she could do for them She felt like a puppet and not loved for who she was but for what she did They even had her husband picked out Didn’t ask her They say it was the best but she didn’t love Roger She wanted to marry for love not money She was tired about worrying about appearancesWilliams says “I wanted to write about how Christians don’t just struggle sometimes we blow it but God doesn’t abandon us Even when our efforts to right things fail He’s still in control Him and No other”I enjoyed the time period and the budding romance between Jakob and Meri It was fun and innocent Shawna’s characters are likeable and real My heart ached for Meri and how her parents treated her I also felt for Jakob as he tried to do the right thing for everyone in his lifeHow should Christians treat Christians that blow it and get back up after the fall? The enemy would love for them to stop dreaming have them in no way get up and have people never let them forget their sin Shawna Williams shows a heart felt moving story where the reader can experience unconditional love and know what it looks like She also showed God loves us no matter what we doGod says He loved us while we were yet sinners flawed unlovable He gave His son’s life for us unpolished and clean Williams characters stayed with me and so did their struggle long after I finished reading the last page I can’t wait to read the seuel In All thingsDisclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”Nora StLaurentThe Book Club Network wwwbookfunorgThe Book Club Network blog wwwpsalm516blogspotcomBook Fun Magazine wwwbookfunmagazinecom

  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    Review of No OtherBy Shawna K Williamsc 2010ISBN – 978 1 936000 53 1A Desert Breeze eBookWow forgot I was reading there for a moment when I happened to look away from the screen Rats—time for the season ending episode of my second favorite television show With the recorder on the blink I have to watch in real time or I would have kept readingFrom the publisherIn the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain geton with life and if at all possible forgive those who've wronged his family including himself But it's hard to do when there are constant reminders One ofthem being his former schoolmate now teacher Meri Parker Miss PortDelamar Pearl Mayor's daughter Belle of the town Meri ParkerAfter enduring the stigma and isolation associated with the internment campthe awkwardness of going back to school should've been a cake walk But Jakobdidn't expect to find himself inexplicably drawn to Meri Or to discover that thepain and loneliness of her life surpassed his own She needed to be rescuedfrom the wretched people seeking to control her life And than anythinghe needed to be the one to save herMy reviewAnd wow I haven’t enjoyed a read like this since I first picked up Tamera Alexander one where I didn’t have to edit in my head as I read along; one where I wanted to finish the book in order without skipping ahead The couple of historical facts I felt compelled to look up were right on Thank you ShawnaShawna’s No Other is a fairly short read but not a light story by any means Immediately following World War II in Texas Shawna doesn’t spare her readers the nastiness of the era the suspicion that pervades our culture even today Meri and Jakob fell in love fell into temptation but didn’t fall in to despair And throughout their tangled romance even when he allowed temptation to hold sway Jakob kept his faith firmly fixed and wanted Meri know that his God was in charge like No OtherShawna’s writing techniue is beautiful with well rounded characters and lovely settings I love unusual relationships and although I tend to be a bit sueamish about teacher student situations in this case Jakob returned to finish high school after the war years and was legally of age Shawna’s theme of temptation failure and forgiveness wove a firm pattern across their lives I read this book in pdf format with no trouble I received a copy for review purposesLisa LickelhttplisalickelcomAuthor of Healing Grace and Meander Scar

  7. Tracy Krauss Tracy Krauss says:

    No Other by Shawna K Williams is a beautifully written romance set in post WWII America Anti German sentiment is prevalent and one family in particular has had to endure much hardship because if it Now that the war is over twenty year old Jake must brave a regular classroom in order to finish his schooling This would have been bad enough but he wasn’t expecting to fall in love with his teacher It’s a dilemma that will test his will power and his faithJake and Meri’s romance is gently woven despite their very human struggles with temptation Williams treats every aspect of their relationship with honesty and care There is nothing shocking or untoward for those readers of a delicate bent but she does not sugar coat the realities of life either It is a refreshing look at two people in love during an era that was still naïve in many ways but also uite hypocritically hardened Especially enlightening was the way Williams was able to weave the travesty of WWII internment camps into the story – not something that most proud Americans like to celebrate but part of US history none the less Even though this travesty is exposed Williams purpose throughout is to gently lead the reader on a path toward forgiveness – a recurring theme that seems to be the story’s foundation No Other is a lovely and satisfying read – not too difficult with just the right amount of poignancy to keep the reader going Williams herself aptly describes it as “Grace Inspired” I would recommend this book to readers looking for a romance that is somewhat different than the norm yet still delivers on the ‘romance meter’

  8. Ruth Ruth says:

    Meredith Meri Parker is the only child of two controlling parents who want her to marry Roger but she's fallen in love with a simple unassuming and sweet man named Jakob Jakob also happens to be her student but he's twenty and finishing up his schoolingIf anyone found out she was dating her student then it would make things difficult for her father's political aspirations because appearances are everything and she must maintain meet those appearances but will she have to deny her heart to do this?This was probably one of the most historically authentic books I've ever read so the author has done a lot of research into the post WWII time period where people in the United States were unsure about German families who might be spies Jakob's family experienced this and it's one of the things that brings Meri and Jakob together because she decides to do a play roughly based on this This story chronicles the progression of their relationship and since it is Christian romance I found the twist to be edgy I have not read a book in Christian romance that tackles the issues this book does and for that I commend the author This is a book about real life real people and real struggles It's not the watered down everyone's perfect and holy book This is a book about overcoming those moments where we fail to meet God's best because in the end that is what the Christian faith is all about God perfecting us inspite of our sins

  9. Joy Joy says:

    In general I don't buy stories set around WWII That time period never seems to connect with me But when I saw No Other advertised at a price I couldn't resist coupled with the fact that I've met the author online and found her as sweet as can be I decided to give this one a chanceI don't know what I was expecting But I certainly wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did It was a very pleasant surprise I knew in advance that No Other was considered edgy christian fiction but still the actions of the main characters surprised me and surprising this reader is a good thing The climax of the story was extremely well done the antagonists were some of my favorite characters They were really nasty people that I enjoyed hating well drawn by the author The book wraps up 995% of its storylines but that one half of a percent is left for the seuel which I will be sure to buy Shawna Williams is on my to read list from now on whether she's writing about WWII or not

  10. Deborah Malone Deborah Malone says:

    Once again as I started reading No Other I wasn't sure what I was in for From the very beginning I fell in love with the characters in this book Shawna possessed great ability to make this story come alive She took me to a place many of us are not familiar with because we were too young or we were not aware of what was going on right in America at that time What and when was this? It was during WWII when many Americans of German decent were rounded up and put into interment camps to wait out the end of the war No Other gives an inside view of what happens to someone who looses everything through no fault of their own Watch the anger one young man Jakob holds onto melt away when he falls for his teacher Meri who is going through her own prison You will be taken on a journey of freedom for both of these young people The journey will not be smooth but they begin to trust in the One who is stronger than both of them I am really looking forward to the next installment of No Other

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