I recently finished Snow on the Tulips, which is set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, and it gripped me from the very first page. Cornelia wants nothing to do with the war after losing her husband on their wedding day, and she helps hide her younger brother Johan in a secret spot in her home, afraid of losing him to a German labor camp. Johan comes home one day with a wounded Resistance fighter named Gerrit, and Cornelia has no choice but to hide Gerrit and nurse him back to health. With the Gestapo constantly knocking on doors and searching homes, Cornelia lives in fear but can't bring herself to kick Gerrit out.
I'm in the middle of reading All God's Children, a story about an American living with her German relatives in Munich in 1942. She hides a Jewish family in her relatives' apartment while they're out of town, but things get complicated because a German army doctor is also living in the apartment. I can't decide which of the two books I like more!
What's your favorite time period? Are you a fan of historical fiction? Do you prefer to stick with contemporary stories? Or are you all about the future?