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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Girl from Munich and Suitcase of Dreams comes an unforgettable tale of love, courage, and betrayal inspired by a true story

Berlin, 1943. As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people. For 18-year-old Susanna Göttmann, this means her adopted family, including the man she loves, Leo, are at risk. Desperate to protect her loved ones any way she can, Susie accepts the help of an influential Nazi officer. But it comes at a terrible cost - she must abandon any hope of a future with Leo and enter the frightening world of the Nazi elite. 

Yet all is not lost as her newfound position offers more than she could have hoped for.... 

With critical intelligence at her fingertips, Susie seizes a dangerous opportunity to help the Resistance. The decisions she makes could change the course of the war, but what will they mean for her family and her future? 

"An original and innovative take on the World War II genre that captures the hauntingly desperate essence of the war. Tania Blanchard has written yet another spectacular novel. Don’t miss this." (Better Reading)

©2020 Tania Blanchard. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Australia

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Great read.

This was a beautifully narrated book which I enjoyed immensely. I thoroughly recommend it to all.

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Excellent book, highly recommend listening to this

I’ve listened to the other books written by this author and this one did not disappoint. It was hard to stop listening! Cannot recommend enough.

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Mixed thoughts

The story had many powerful parts to it and contained a history that must never be forgotten. However, the narration and wording around intimate love story moments just didn’t fall true to “letters to a daughter”concept. It let the belief and credibility of the story down considerably.

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Beautiful

Found this a truly beautiful story. Everything about this was wonderful. Makes you realise just what people went through during the war. Narration was easy and refreshing. Emotional ending.

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Truth and fiction beautifully combined

With my morbid fascination of anything involving the Holocaust, I loved this story and more so because it was based around the truth of one families history and their own triumphs and tribulations. A lovely listening experience

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Fascinating read!

it's a beautiful heartbreaking story of love and family.. a must read to give colour to your world:-)

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Great perspective of the victims and unsung heroes from the “enemy’s” side

Great narrative from a perspective I’ve never considered previously, the Germans who didn’t agree with the Nazi regime and how they also suffered and lived in fear under Hitler’s rule. Some harrowing events that really put out modern day lives in perspective, and great relationship themes of family and love throughout. Highly recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction

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Historical Novel with Strong Family Ties

Simply loved it. Narration was easy to listen to from an Australian perspective. With German ancestors, was a special story from their side.. very descriptive in many ways. Highly recommend this book to all whom enjoy a historical novel with love, heartbreak and wish to live through the days of Jewish persecution by Germans but most importantly the life of a non nazi German. Well written book and narrated supurbly. Thank you.

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Hard to be with but difficult to put down

At times excruciating yet mostly positive window into the triumph of the human spirit, inspired buy deeply held values,love courage and decency over fear greed ignorance and cowardice.

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