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Love means absolute trust - or perhaps not,
This review is from: Nina Balatka (Kindle Edition)
This is a book about religious conflict, not on a national or international scale, but on a personal level. There is very little about theology in the story of Nina Balatka, but a great deal about prejudice.
It was not illegal in mid-nineteenth-century Prague for a Jew and a Christian to marry, but such a marriage was frowned upon by both communities. Which community will go further in the attempt to prevent the marriage of Nina and Anton? Which of the parties to the marriage will be more susceptible to the pressure? And when the crunch comes, who or what will intervene - a Christian... a Jew... or the hand of god? And if god intervenes, whose god will it be?
Judaism, Christianity and Love are equal themes in the story of Nina Balatka, and if you have any doubts about the wisdom of a marriage between Nina and Anton, it won't be because of their respective religions.
It's only a four-star book because it isn't top-drawer Trollope. But it's close.