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Publisher's Summary

A sweeping tale of love and loss - the epic follow-up to best seller The Girl from Munich.  

After enduring the horror and chaos of postwar Germany, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia full of hope for a new life. It’s a land of opportunity, where Lotte and husband Erich hope to give their children the future they have always dreamed of.  

After years of struggling to find their feet as ‘New Australians’, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business, and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich’s role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family.  

As the shadow of the Vietnam War looms, the unexpected arrival of her former fiancé, Heinrich, forces Lotte to a turning point. 

Her decision will change her life forever - and help her to finally understand the true meaning of home.

©2018 Tania Blanchard (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Suitcase full of dreams

A wonderful story based on a true tale of a family Immigrating to Australia in the 1950s. It gives an incite into the trials and tribulations faced trying to make a new life in a new country. Really enjoyed it.

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this was as good as the as the girl from Munich enjoyed this book every bit as much as the first book.nice story and good narration.

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Brilliant Story

What a brilliant story enlightening me on immigrants lives on arrival to Australia. Learning of their thoughts as Australia's history evolved was really thought provocating. The depth of Lotta's relationship was beautiful.

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Enjoy and easy listening

I love the narrators voice. Beautiful to listen to. the story I did enjoy. However I liked her first book, The girl from Munich, better.

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Loved it!

Everything from the narrator to the story was fantastic.
I first read Letters from Berlin and fell in love with the story. This is the next book in the story of Lotta.
I particularly loved hearing about how the non Jewish Germans themselves were fooled by Hitler and how they themselves also had to escape their country.
This was a great listen and I’m looking forward to listening to The Girl From Munich

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Great sequel!

I loved the first book (which I got as a freebie and not a usual book I would have selected) and this sequel was just as good!! The reader has a wonderful voice, passionate & transitions well between characters. A fabulous story of the journey of a new migrant life in Australia. Thank you to the author for sharing her family’s story x

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