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A sweeping tale of love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story.

Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever.

Growing up in Hitler's Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart, Heinrich, while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte's life of privilege and comfort begins to collapse around her. As Hitler's Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior.

Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak of a country turning on itself, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back, and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for - love, duty and freedom.

©2017 Tania Blanchard (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Beautifully written

The love story a little predictable- she me may say a little “Hollywood “ however reading WW2 from the perspective of the average German citizen was quite an eye opener for me and rather interesting - in terms of language and grammar it is beautifully written and superbly narrated.
I will read another by this author.

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As a child of a family of very similar history

I found myself unable to stop listening, a book so true to my history! Nostalgia ... so well written and a superb performance.

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Beautiful and poignant story

One of the best stories I have read from world war II times all the way through rebuilding a life after from civilians' view points . It truly gets your heart beat going all the way through the book.
The best part: the narrator. such a beautiful soothing and down to earth voice. The perfect voice to tell this story.
The author chose the perfect words to remind us what Kindness, Resilience, Love and Passion truly are.

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Gobsmackingly awful

Cloying chick lit dross. An inane plot, with shallow and predictable characters. Bereft of intellectual thought.

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I really enjoyed it and will listen again.

I loved the voice of t the narrator. very soothing. great story. will listen again.

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Licht auf historische Tatsachen

Mühlen und Segen. I had thought this was a historical novel about post-war Germany.
Although interesting and extremely entertainingly light reading. The Girl from Munich is not a historical novel nor is it a study of German culture. I found it interesting that they used one of my family branch names as the heroines family name.
German life even in the American / Englander zones was extremely hard and I regret this novel does not explore this. The mass migration, Starvation and legal nuances are lacking. Unwed mothers and missing persons were accepted and noted the horrific treatment by the Russians was bearly touched upon.

If you want a light read with a Mills & Boon lint. This book is worth reading.
But not a historical novel.

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An informative book.

I can't say this book was a favourite but it was most informative regarding the situation of the German people after the Second World War. Makes you realise that most of the everyday people were as brainwashed by Hitler as were the soldiers.

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Most enjoyable

Loved it.
Arianwen is a great narrator. Her voice is a pleasure to listen to.

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Enjoyable

Found this book enjoyable and heart warming to how people can overcome lifes dramasand still see the positive Narration very good worth a read .

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The German perspective of believers of Hitler totally misled.

A very different angle from the German perspective. Still had to be alert all the time. Thank goodness I didn’t have to live through this nightmare. Nobody was safe. Very well written.

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  • alice webber
  • 21-02-2018

Skip this book

If u are looking for a good world war 2 historical novel skip this book. It is a Harlequin romance in a German city with the war as a backdrop. Tedious, slow, breathless teenage emotions. If you like romance you will love this - if you like history you won’t be able to finish it- I got thru a few chapters before I gave up.

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  • Christineb
  • 11-03-2019

It was readable

Far too romantic for me Astonished at some accounts of the story that she was so untouched by events And to record the activity following the war of "kind but thoughtless" American army Why wasn't it relief that the tyranny was over? And bloody Henrich what a pillick! !!

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