A Bitter Rain

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - But when everything he holds dear is at stake, will he save his friends…or himself? Proving his courage on the battlefields of poland and the Soviet Union, and proud of the German army’s victories across Europe, he embraces what he thinks is the righteousness of the Third Reich’s cause. But his loyalties are soon tested when he crosses paths with his old university friend Trude Bensheim.

A former professor descends into darkness in this provocative story of a Nazi soldier torn between duty and conscience. East prussia, Nazi Germany, 1939. But when they are betrayed by someone they thought they could trust, their lives hang in the balance. Erik feels responsible for Trude’s capture, and he knows he’s in a position to help them.

A Bitter Rain #ad - Forced into unemployment for being Jewish, Trude and her husband start a secret organization to help Jews escape Germany. He’s also a decorated sergeant in the Gestapo. History professor Erik Mueller is a model citizen and a family man.

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The Silver Music Box The Silver Music Box series

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AmazonCrossing #ad - He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country—a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian’s mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted.

For paul, with love. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together.

The Silver Music Box The Silver Music Box series #ad - 1914. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Jewish silversmith johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box.

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Hearts of Resistance

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Will their united front be strong enough to see them through? At the height of world war ii, three women must come together to fight for freedom, for the men they love—and for each other. When hazel is given the chance to parachute into Nazi-occupied France, she seizes the opportunity to do more for the British war effort than file paperwork.

What starts out as helping downed airmen becomes a bigger cause when they meet Sophia, a German escapee and fierce critic of Hitler who is wanted by the Gestapo. For rose, the resistance is a link to her late husband, and a way to move forward without him. Alongside her childhood friend, French-born Rose, she quickly rises up the ranks of the freedom fighters.

Hearts of Resistance #ad - Together the three women form a bond that will last a lifetime. But amid the turmoil and tragedy of warfare, all three risk losing everything—and everyone—they hold dear.

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White Rose, Black Forest

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live. That is, until she discovers an unconscious airman lying in the snow wearing a Luftwaffe uniform, his parachute flapping in the wind. But when it turns out that he is not who he seems, Franka begins a race against time to unravel the mystery of the airman’s true identity.

Unwilling to let him die, Franka takes him to her family’s isolated cabin despite her hatred for the regime he represents. An amazon Charts bestseller. In the shadows of world War II, trust becomes the greatest risk of all for two strangers. December 1943. Their tenuous bond becomes as inseparable as it is dangerous.

White Rose, Black Forest #ad - Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Hunted by the gestapo, can they trust each other enough to join forces on a mission that could change the face of the war and their own lives forever? In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter.

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The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fiction

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Bookouture #ad - A heart-wrenching, unforgettable journey of two evacuee sisters during World War Two as they try to find their way home… London, 1942: Thirteen-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away to the countryside to escape the devastation of the East End during the Blitz. Sandy taylor is one amazing writer and the way she writes and describes the character really pulls you into the story.

Will they be reunited with the family they have missed for so many years? Or is there more heartache to come? An unputdownable story of unconditional love, friendship and the fight for survival during a time of unimaginable change. This was a beautiful book – and this tale - wow! i was invested in the lives of the characters, I lived out their dramas and came away changed… This is a stunningly written masterpiece of a book that I will be thinking of for a long time.

The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fiction #ad - It’s one of those reads that is timeless and will be enjoyed for many years to come. But when little olive’s safety is threatened, Nell makes a decision that will change their lives forever. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, you'll want to keep the box of tissues nearby! FIVE stars. Kimberly’s bookshelf ‘Brilliant! Love this author and was excited to read this.

I can't recommend this book highly enough. And nell kindles a special bond with fellow evacuee Jimmy, who makes her smile even at the hardest of times. If you enjoyed orphan train and The Girl With No Name you’ll love this book.

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Going Home: A Novel of the Civil War

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Brought to the new world from Ireland, young Joseph Forsyth is soon betrayed by his alcoholic father and separated from his beloved family. As joseph fights for his life and rebecca struggles to follow her heart, both face a devastating choice: whether to hang on to the wounds of the past or move on to an uncertain future.

From the fields of ireland to the metropolis of Quebec to the battlefields of Virginia, Going Home follows one man’s quest for his place in a world still healing from the wreckage of war. Keeping vigil at his side is Rebecca Walker, a nurse and widow all too familiar with the horrors of war. As he grows older, he finds his kind nature exploited by others—including an alluring young woman named Lucy—until he gets swept away by the conflict that divides a nation.

Going Home: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - After the bloody siege of Petersburg, Joseph floats in and out of consciousness at a Union army hospital.

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It Is Well: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - The bombing of pearl harbor plunges America into World War II and deeply fractures Jonathan’s own family. But lately, all too much is being asked of him. Powerfully drawn to Sarah, Jonathan struggles to remain true to his late wife. Jonathan beecher, a middle-aged widower and small-town store owner, has never asked for much.

Jonathan’s feckless younger son ignores his father’s pleas to stay home and joins the army. And his bright, devoted daughter, who Jonathan hoped would go to college, elopes with a brutally abusive man instead. Jonathan has always met adversity with quiet faith, but as his emotional and financial losses accumulate, so do his doubts.

It Is Well: A Novel #ad - His eldest son, a civilian contractor, is trapped on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. Shipman’s tender, if we are willing to let it, wise novel examines the paradox of human suffering: how irrevocable loss, begets spiritual gain. James D. In the midst of his pain, emerges as a kind, Sarah, a widow herself, compelling friend.

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Finding Rebecca

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - As christopher searches for Rebecca, he struggles to not only maintain his cover, but also the grip on his soul. But when world war ii finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population. After christopher and his family are deported back to their native Germany, he volunteers for the Nazi SS, desperate to save the woman he loves.

Nothing could keep christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But will it give him the strength to accept a brave new fate that could change his life—and others’ lives—forever?Revised edition: This edition of Finding Rebecca includes editorial revisions.

Finding Rebecca #ad - Managing the river of tainted money flowing through the horrific world of Auschwitz may give him unexpected opportunities. He is posted to auschwitz and finds himself put in control of the money stolen from the victims of the gas chambers.

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The Tuscan Child

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now…. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

Nearly thirty years later, hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them. Nprin 1944, british bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany.

The Tuscan Child #ad - In it is a startling revelation. Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. From new york times and wall street journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets… “Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine.

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The Room on Rue Amélie

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Gallery Books #ad - Thomas clarke joins the british royal air force to protect his country, but when his beloved mother dies in a German bombing during the waning days of the Blitz, he wonders if he’s really making a difference. After the jewish restrictions take effect and Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can’t imagine things getting much worse.

Rich with historical drama and emotional depth, this is an unforgettable story that will stay with you long after the final page is turned. For fans of kristin hannah’s the nightingale and martha hall kelly’s lilac girls, and family—by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again—tells the tale of an American woman, this powerful novel of fate, a British RAF pilot, resistance, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II.

When newlywed ruby henderson benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, she imagines strolling arm in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. Then he finds himself in paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and he discovers a new reason to keep fighting—and an unexpected road home.

The Room on Rue Amélie #ad - . But war is looming on the horizon, her marriage begins to splinter, and as France falls to the Nazis, too. Charlotte dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the French capital, their sinister swastika flags snapping in the breeze. But then the mass deportations begin, and her life is ripped forever apart.

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The Hidden Village

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Amsterdam Publishers #ad - Who can you trust? all it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives for ever. Sofie, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, a Jewish Dutch girl, away from her family and friends. The whole community pulls together to help the Berkenhout inhabitants adjust to a difficult new life and, above all, stay safe.

His dream comes true, until he is found out. But the germans can find no proof of its existence. Young tearaway jan likes to help, but he also enjoys roaming the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. Who can you trust? deep in the Veluwe woods lies Berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people.

The Hidden Village #ad - Wartime Holland. Henk is in charge of building the underground huts and organizing provisions to Berkenhout, but his contact with the Germans arouses suspicions. As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether.

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