The Luck of the Weissensteiner’s

By: Author Christoph Fischer


An Authentically Compassionate and Brilliant sense of History and Family……

As I sit here mourning the loss of this precious and most beautifully written book and its characters that I couldn’t help but fall in love with as “Author Christoph Fischer” poignantly express with words and the greatest depth of emotional History albeit fictional, but History all the same. I’m reminded that one of my majors in school was history and just like then I passionately devoured each and every word, sentence, paragraph, chapter and page…… I was drawn in and held captivated by the main characters familia “The Weissensteiner’s”. A Jewish family, who at the start of this incredibly amazing read has already experienced a migration from their once known lands and the loss of their mother and for Jonah their father, his wife and companion. Life was hard and meager, but the family which consist of two daughter’s Greta and Wilma, Egon a son and Jonah their father enjoyed and made the best of it.

They were Jews in name only. The unfortunate circumstances of their life’s journey to this point has lead them to this decision and made them somewhat outcast amongst their Jewish community. They were Christians by choice but didn’t practice this self made choice of religions either. The Weissensteiner’s were quiet and hardworking and enjoying their life as is. The eldest daughter Greta, an avid reader spent most of her free time outside of her daily responsibilities reading and one day through this met her future destiny. This will begin the story of a life altering and historically epic journey that will test their resolve and expose their lives to many dangers, friends, enemies and eye opening atrocities. Blessed with luck or as I like to see it “The Blessings of God”….. They will endure, accept, let go and live a life of Blessings in the midst of great turmoil. A close knit Jewish family which find themselves in the throes of a war torn Europe. This included Germany, Russia, and Czechoslovakia, Ukrainian, Hungarian and many more countries. “The entire war of the Hitler era”

I loved the author’s attention to detail through each and every historic moment, history and background of the characters. You will laugh, love, cry, grieve, embrace, hate and mourn some more. Author Christoph Fischer has taken one of the most horrific atrocities of our life time and put a human face to the families and lives as they could have been and maybe were. I have been truly touched and changed forever. I just want to say gracias to the author for his authentic and compassionately brilliant sense of History, Familia and Story Telling. BRAVO, a true 5 Star Read!!!! {WaAr}

Read and Reviewed By: De Ann “Native” Townes Jr. Author of “Peer Inside My Soul and See Me” and “A King Among Prince”