. Eye-opening and heartbreaking. San francisco review of books"This novel is fast-paced and emotively worded and features a great selection of characters, flawed and poignantly three-dimensional. Historical novel societyspanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, love, author Annette Oppenlander's SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND is a sweeping saga of family, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war.
Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany #ad - Surviving the fatherland tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other. A few blocks away, twelve-year-old Günter also looses his father to the draft and quickly takes charge of supplementing his family's ever-dwindling rations by any means necessary.
As the war escalates and bombs begin to rain, Lilly and Günter's lives spiral out of control. Barely sixteen, günter ignores his draft call and embarks as a fugitive on a harrowing 47-day ordeal--always just one step away from execution.
Everything We Lose: A Civil War Novel of Hope, Courage and Redemption#ad - Tip quickly realizes that if he wants to survive he must run. And so begins a journey of escape and recapture, of brutal attacks and unexpected kindness. Her touching story moves along quickly, but will keep you in suspense until the final pages. Historical novel Society"I fell in love with this book. Our town Book Reviews".
. A well-deserved 5+ stars. Locks, hooks and Books ". Full of rich details. Books Direct ". Dramatic twists did make me think of some of those grand tales like North and South and Gone with the Wind. Andy's young adult books "An entertaining read for those who love historical fiction. Nancy fraser, award Winning AuthorTwo friends--one black, one white.
Everything We Lose: A Civil War Novel of Hope, Courage and Redemption #ad - Torn apart by an attack gone wrong. One escapes into war, the other is sold into slavery.
Escape from the Past: The Duke's WrathLodestone Books #ad - To return home he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions--if he lives long enough. To fail means to stayin the past--forever. Now he's trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. ". Will grip the reader's total attention from beginning to end. Overnight he is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.
Fans of time-travel and historical action/adventure and kids graduating from the Magic Tree House series will love this trilogy based on actual historical events, locations and people. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott.
Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath #ad - Very highly recommended for school and community library. Midwest Book Review". An entertaining and fast-paced read that guarantees to thrill any young reader's/gamer's wish to be a hero in a faraway time. Historical novel societywhen nerd and gamer, he doesn't realize he's playing the ultimate history game, tries out an experimental computer game, Max Anderson, time-traveling into the past.
Jewish Women, Family Survival, Resistance and Defiance against the Nazi War Machine in World War II - A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler's Claws: A True History - One Step AheadAvraham Azrieli #ad - But hitler's four-year campaign defeats neither Mother Russia nor Esther Parnes. On the first day of operation barbarossa, in the midst of battle, Esther Parnes leads her family east, away from the Polish village of Skalat. Hitler's attack on russia in the spring of 1941 and the Nazi eastward blitzkrieg form a dramatic backdrop to this true story.
A step ahead of hitler's earth-scorching troops, disease, Esther and her children endure hunger, and bloodshed. Based on extensive interviews and independent research into the Parnes family's plight and the Nazi war on Russia, this book tells the story of an extraordinary mother's battle to save her seven children.
Jewish Women, Family Survival, Resistance and Defiance against the Nazi War Machine in World War II - A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler's Claws: A True History - One Step Ahead #ad - In an era when women were confined to traditional household roles, at a time when proud men bowed their heads as they stood at the edge of a pit waiting to be shot, this redheaded woman challenged Adolf Hitler.
The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast WarWhole Sky Books #ad - With hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions. Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35, had Jewish friends, 000 Allied lives.
As anna's journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war. Anna dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War #ad - . Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s. Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged.
The Klara Wizel Story - Auschwitz Escape#ad - But in a miraculous turn of events, Klara escapes both the chamber and Auschwitz itself and makes her way across war-torn Europe back home to Sighet. The only survivor of record to escape Mengele's notorious death selection process, Klara's is an extraordinary and inspirational story of survival and resilience in the face of deep loss and extreme cruelty.
There klara comes face to face with one of history’s most infamous Nazi doctors, nicknamed The Great Selector and the Murderer in White, Josef Mengele. At sixteen years old, Klara Wizel is full of life with a loving family. But her spirit quails when she and her family are swept up with fifteen thousand other Hungarian Jews and forcibly transported to one of the world's most infamous concentration camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The Klara Wizel Story - Auschwitz Escape #ad - Klara watches in horror as mengele sends her parents, her younger brother, and her older sister to the gas chamber, leaving Klara and her two remaining sisters to be housed like animals in the women's barracks. They live in constant fear of Mengele choosing them for one of his cruel scientific experiments.
As the russian allies close in, Mengele steps up his selection process and sentences Klara to the gas chamber.
The Darkest Hour: WWII Tales of Resistance#ad - When the world falls to terror and tyranny reigns…. How far would you go to resist?would you risk your own life or the lives of the ones you love?from a young Jewish woman in love fighting her way out of the Warsaw ghetto, to a Czech assassin rising above his fears for an attempt on a Nazi Hangman’s life, to a daughter who vows to avenge her family by taking down a Japanese commander, and a French boy's touching act of defiance no matter how small.
Come and get a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII - the Resistance, those who refuse to bow down to brutality. Hold your breath and hope for the best in the darkest of times, when our heroes and heroines risk all to defy evil so the light of freedom will shine over their countries again. This collection includes ten never before published novellas by ten of today’s bestselling WWII historical fiction authors.
The Darkest Hour: WWII Tales of Resistance #ad - Foreword by terry lynn thomas, author of The Silent Woman, the USA Today Bestseller. Featured stories:bubbe’s nightingale by roberta kagancatriona’s War by Jean GraingerReluctant Informer by Marion KummerowKilling the Hangman by Ellie MidwoodThe Moon Chaser by Alexa KangEnemy at the Gate by Mary D. Brooksthe occupation by deborah swiftcode name camille by kathryn gauciv for Victory by John R McKaySound of Resistance by Ryan Armstrong*** All proceeds will be donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum In Washington DC ***.
47 Days: The True Story of Two Teen Boys Defying Hitler's ReichOppenlander Enterprises LLC #ad - 47 days tells the true story of Günter and Helmut, best friends, who dared to defy and disobey. Based on the author's own family and anchored in historical facts, this story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of war children. In march 1945 hitler ordered his last propaganda command: send all 15 and 16-year old boys to defend the fatherland.
Surviving the fatherland tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, freedom, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, and ultimately each other.47 days' is a novelette and an excerpt from the novel, surviving thE FATHERLAND—A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany.
47 Days: The True Story of Two Teen Boys Defying Hitler's Reich #ad - Without knowing how long the war might continue, they spent 47 harrowing days as fugitives on the run. Being caught meant certain execution.
The Children's TrainBQB Publishing #ad - In november 1938 on the night of the broken glass, the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler's men shatter their store windows, steal and destroy their belongings, and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers. When england arranges to take the children out of Germany by train, the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for their young family members, worried about what the future will hold.
Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children. Peter, working his musician’s hands raw at a farm in Coventry, wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of escaping. Peter’s friend eva, who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport, is left to the evil plans of Hitler.
The Children's Train #ad - When the coventry farm is bombed and Nazis have reached England, Peter feels he has nothing left. Soon, trains filled with jewish children escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland, where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom. He decides it’s time to stand and fight Hitler.
But for peter, his sister becca, and his friends Stephen and Hans, the shy violin player, life in England holds challenges as well. Peter returns to germany to join the Jewish underground resistance, search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin, and rescue his childhood friend Eva.
The Hidden Village: A Gripping and Unforgettable Story of Survival in WW2 HollandAmsterdam Publishers #ad - Convinced that Jews are hiding close by they can find no proof. The secret is berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people. But keeping him hidden sets off a disastrous chain of events. But many grow suspicious of his liaisons with the Germans. His dream comes true when he stumbles across an American airman, Donald C.
Which is as it should be. Young tearaway Jan roams the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. McDonald. As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether. Henk hauer, head woodman, is in charge of building the underground huts and ensuring the Berkenhout inhabitants stay safe. It's a wonderful story as well and the characters are so human.
The Hidden Village: A Gripping and Unforgettable Story of Survival in WW2 Holland #ad - You do a wonderful job of not making them 'war caricatures' that so often happens in literature set in that time, but they all come across as believable humans, with flawed personalities caught in personal as well as political turmoil. I'll be sad to finish it!" - Liam Gerrard, BAFTA-nominated actor. Although it's a book set in war-time, it's more a book about people and their relationships struggling in a given situation; the war is the backdrop.
Who can you trust? deep in the Veluwe woods lies a secret that frustrates the Germans. Human stories first.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - Sibyl’s arrival has not gone unnoticed by Commander Wolfgang von Haagan, the commandant of the Colmar region. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Really enjoyed this book. I loved this book. Perfect for fans of the letter by kathryn hughes, the nightingale by kristin hannah and all the light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrWhat readers are saying about The Soldier’s Girl: ‘The Soldier's Girl is a gripping and heart wrenching read that I couldn't tear myself away from… A moving and at times touching read that will stay with me for some time.
By the letter book reviews‘this book brought tears to my eyes and every chapter was a new twist to the story… I could not stop reading this book and I know everyone is sure to love it. The lovely library‘the soldier’s Girl is a captivating, historical fiction novel… I was wholly engrossed until the very end.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel #ad - Write escape‘i loved this book a wonderful and heartbreaking tale which drew me in; it has strong characters and a beautiful story’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘A fantastic book. Great characters, very well written and it was fascinating and informative with the Resistance theme. The story of a brave english girl behind enemy lines, a German soldier, and a terrible sacrifice… English nurse Sibyl Lake is young but skilled and confident.
The writing was so beautifully descriptive and at times I felt as though I was right there in India. France 1944 and the streets are filled with swastikas.