The runaway Australian bestseller about love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story.
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, 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.
Praise for The Girl from Munich
‘Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’ The Courier Mail
‘An epic tale, grand in scope. An intimate, emotional portrayal of one woman’s struggle to survive ... Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’ The Weekly Times
‘An intriguing look at when devotion to a political leader turns to disillusion and dismay.’ Sunday Age
‘Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories … Superb and enriching.’ Better Reading
‘A hauntingly romantic and gripping read … I couldn’t put it down.’ Style
‘You'll fly through these pages of love, duty and survival and join me in awaiting a sequel.’ Weekend Herald, Auckland
(5 stars) ‘Exceptional historical fiction … Beautifully written.’ Amazon review
(5 stars) ‘I got completely swept up in this story of love, duty and survival.’ Amazon review
(5 stars) ‘A fabulous effort from a debut author.’ Amazon review
(5 stars) ‘One of the best historical fiction books I have read.' Amazon review
Customer ReviewsSee All
So so good.
This is a story relativeley closely based on the author’s family history, however, it is a journey that takes reader from war torn Germany to Australia. The chapters just flow amazingly, the hardships the famaily incurred, the faith that kept them going, the love that held them together, the struggle all part of this memorable read. The sequel continues in the same form set in Australia & reminds me of my youth. Another brilliant read & an author I will be closely following in the future.
The author has really captured what life was like in Germany for the civilians.