Thursday, April 7, 2016

Book Beginning: Lost Kin by Steve Anderson


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Harry Kaspar knew he shouldn't be heading into a bombed-out neighborhood with a plainclothes Munich cop he didn't know, not alone, not with night falling so fast.

-- Lost Kin by Steve Anderson.

This is the third book in Anderson's Kaspar Brothers series. Harry Kaspar is the older brother of Max Kaspar, protagonist in the first book, The Losing Role, that takes place in the last year of WWII. We meet Max's American brother Harry in Liberated, right after the war ends. The brothers are reunited in this third book, which takes place a year after WWII, as the Cold War begins.


  1. Ominous. This sounds like something you read straight through!

  2. Sounds scary...and intense! But interesting.

  3. I am linking on Friday with a children's book, Linnea in Monet's Garden and the art in it is wonderful. The book you list sounds interesting.

  4. I agree it sounds intense. But the third book in a series is my best. You know the series well enough, but it is still fresh and yet familiar. Perhaps that is why there are so many trilogies written?

  5. Sounds like an intriguing beginning. I would read on.

  6. I've never read this author, but I like the sound of your snippet. :)

  7. Hi Gilion,

    I don't tend to read much in the way of war-time stories, however by coincidence, my own link this week is to a historical novel, set in Wales, the year after the cessation of World War One!

    'Lost Kin' sounds a bit too intense for my war-time reading, whereas I tend to stick to the social history, family saga and on occasion, romantic storylines associated with the eras.

    'The Kaspar Brothers' does sound like a very well researched series though and has to be well worth the read for anyone interested in the genre.

    I hope that you enjoy the book and thanks for hosting :)


  8. My first time participating. Will see if I can keep up each week!

  9. I'm new to this meme. Love the idea! Look forward to participating! Thanks for hosting!
    Amanda @ Quite Bookish

  10. I used to read a lot of WWII books, not so much now. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  11. I read a lot of WWII books, but haven't heard of these.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ENJOY the weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  12. This does sound good. I like the time period the series is set in and I imagine the changes are fascinating. I really like the beginning!


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