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Publisher's Summary

Smuggled out of Nazi Germany after working in the resistance, Louisa finds herself waiting out the war in a dusty Arizona copper mining town. Sponsored by the Reverend Robert Gordon, Louisa quickly discovers he is hiding a tragic secret. Louisa irritates, intrigues, and charms Robert, soon becoming an indispensable part of his household. Trouble begins to brew when Friedrich Mueller, a prominent resident of Copper Springs and avid Nazi sympathizer, ferrets out Louisa's background.

Soon Louisa is once again running for her life. Can she outfox a fox like Mueller? Or will she be sent back to Germany as a hostage exchange, facing certain death?

©2013 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2013 Vinspire Publishing, LLC

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 06-15-17

Interesting Tale of WWII Theft and Deceit in US

Although Copper Star isn't listed as historical fiction, it is set in the late 19830s to 1945, during WWII in a small copper mining town in Arizona . . . the historical facts relating to Dietrich Bonhoeffer are correct, although I cannot substantiate a connection to the pastor in this book . . . he was friends with American pastors . . . nor can I connect him to Louisa, the Jewish refugee, although he helped many to escape Nazi Germany . . . I find no record of a Friedrich Mueller (or anyone else) connected to German Nazi's or a plot in Arizona which robbed citizens of their money and riches . . . although it makes for a great tale . . . all that said, this is a wonderful story of the daughter of Jewish parents, who is now a Christian, who, has escaped to America . . . to Arizona . . . to live with a family, a pastor, his deaf son and their aunt . . . Robert Gordon is a stiff, reserved man and his aunt is a no-nonsense woman that is harsh and hard to get to know . . . but in time Louisa cracks their hard shells . . . and finds herself especially drawn to little William . . . Robert finds Louisa's boldness irritating and disconcerting . . . until, little by little, Louisa even gains entrance into Robert's world . . . this is a book filled with the sweetness of God's grace and mercy . . . the writing is wonderful, insightful . . . and healing . . . beyond anything you might imagine . . . it would have gotten five stars from me if I had been able to connect the history accurately . . .

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  • khandie
  • FRESNO, CA, United States
  • 11-20-16

great narration

I was lost in the story, i think helped by narrator who used her tone of voice to depict emotion, rather than just reading.

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History, intrigue,espionage and small town humor

This first book in the Copper Star series definitely leaves readers wanting more. I loved it!

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Great book!

Great story, narrator was excellent. Loved the book. I am looking forward to book 2.

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Excellent!

What made the experience of listening to Copper Star the most enjoyable?

Narrator was excellent and story was excellent!

What does Susan Hegarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Accent, voice inflection, made it much more real.

Any additional comments?

When can we listen to Copper Fire (#2 in the series) on audiobook???!!

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A German Resistance worker escapes to Arizona WWII

What made the experience of listening to Copper Star the most enjoyable?

It was interesting to have the main character be someone who had worked with Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the German Resistance. All of the characters were very interesting people. A heartbroken pastor and deaf little boy make it very hard for Louisa to return to Berlin. <br/><br/>I learned a lot. I really enjoyed the book and can't wait for Audible to get Book 2, Copper Fire ready for us to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Copper Star?

There was a lot of mystery & suspense, with a surprise at the end.

What about Susan Hegarty’s performance did you like?

I thought the narrator did a good job of the accents.

Any additional comments?

Read this book!

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Excellent

If you could sum up Copper Star in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, captivating, emotional

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. Wanting to find out the connection to the Nazis

Which character – as performed by Susan Hegarty – was your favorite?

Louisa

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When William begins to speak

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Sleeping

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Insomniacs.

Would you ever listen to anything by Suzanne Woods Fisher again?

I may give another book a chance. I don't like to judge an author by only one book.

What three words best describe Susan Hegarty’s performance?

The narrator has a pleasant voice, and a lovely accent. It was the story that was lacking.

What character would you cut from Copper Star?

I would not cut a character, just found the book very boring.

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I gave this book a fighting chance, listening over two hours before giving up. There was just absolutely nothing I found interesting. The paragraph that described the book, and caused me to purchase it, made it out to be an exciting story. I don't know when the excitement or intrigue begins, but it's way too late for me.

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