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Annalise Meissner, a young woman living in Berlin had it all: wealth, loving family, a career as a Ballerina and a sheltered and protected life. That is until the Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) when violence against Jews broke out across Germany. Then she discovers a secret her parents have kept from her, one that will change her life.
Alongside her husband, Standartenfuhrer Heinrich Friedmann, they must survive the development of the Third Reich and all its political traps. Will her secret come out? Can she continue to love her husband knowing he is a Nazi?
Everyone has a secret but for Annalise witnessing the oppression against the Jewish begin, she cannot sit idly by and let the innocent die or suffer. She must do something!
Then he finally said, “You just came back from the Gestapo jail. You’re lucky to be alive. Don’t you understand that you would be taking a risk and may go there again?”
Single-minded and single-handed, Annalise becomes a force that may just take down the Third Reich!
A historical novel, The Girl from Berlin: Standartenfuhrer’s Wife is spellbinding and told from a woman’s persepective. I found that once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. Ellie Midwood weaves an intricate storyline in and out of the historical information smoothly and expertly. She completely develops each character through dialog, description and emotion. Midwood skillfully wrenches your heart and plays your emotions like a virtuoso, pulling every ounce of emotion from her readers.
Readers cannot help but become pulled into the action packed story with romance and thrilling espionage.
If you enjoy historical novels, this is a wonderfully written book.
WordsAPlenty gives this book a five-star rating for its flawless blending of history and creative story.
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