It is 1938, in a quiet, beautiful German village and the country is on the brink of another World War. Seventeen-year-old Christine and Isaac are in love and afraid of their families’ reaction. Christine is poor and met Isaac while working for his wealthy parents. They soon discover that class differences are the least of their worries — Isaac is Jewish.
As the Nazi’s take over the quaint village, Christine and Isaac are forced apart by Hitler’s new laws. When Isaac and his family disappear, Christine tries to help but her efforts are thwarted by threats from the Gestapo, constant air raids, and a shortage of food; she is struggling just to stay alive. Will their love endure? The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman is told from a German perspective of Nazi-occupied Germany and makes one ponder, what would I have done?