I am pleased when I see flattering reviews from readers of We Don’t Talk About That but it is both humbling and heart warming to receive rave reviews from established UK historical authors such as Bob Pickles and Ann Victoria Roberts. Check the REVIEWS tab above to see what they have said.
Hi Giselle, I am just now reading your book & it is riveting! I have to use great self restraint not to choose reading your book over family activities.
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Hello, Claudette, – thank you for your comment. And I am not really “sorry” that it distracts you, – it does that to people! (sorry) Hope you enjoy the summer! Giselle
“We don’t talk about that” is such a courageous act of story telling and yet must be told for all the world to hear and believe the effects of war depicted daily on the news today. We sit safely engaged on a daily basis with the horrific pictures we are shown on television then read Giselle Roeder’s book and our emotions are rocked to the core of our beings; for this story leads us deep inside the world of people subjected to the real life impact of war.
Gisele’s courage & candid telling of such shocking events must not be ignored. Anyone who reads her story will never be able to forget what innocent victims of war have to endure.
This is a call to arms for an end to attrocities carried out in the name of freedom. What appears as a fight for national freedom is shown in this book as an opportunity for committing such attrocities against humankind that do not bear knowing about, let alone telling about as this amazing author, Guselle Roeder has done.
I weep as I read, but must find the courage to continue as the courage it takes to read is dwarfed in comparison to the courage to tell & print the story.
Claudette, – I feel with you. All the people who have read my book are deeply affected by learning about something even some relatives or close friends “never talked about”. Watching TV these days brings me to the brink of tears daily, – I can’t stand thinking about those poor innocent people who are just pawns…and less than that even. I wrote a blog about the Centenary of WWI on my website, – it’s a hundred years and the world of history writers is still enarmoured with it and searching for the REAL reasons. I don’t even dare to give my opinion. It was pulling my heartstrings when a veteran on CBC News last night told of a Christmas Eve, must have been the first year i.e. 1914, – and how the soldiers from both sides came to each other, shaking hands, joint in singing and having a drink of something together. Only to go on fighting and killing each other in the days after…I could s c r e a m to high heaven: What’s the justice of all this? And it happens again and again, to this day, in different corners of the world. But we should not forget, the planet Earth and our world on it, – is “round”, so when does this “ball of fire” start rolling our way????