Inspired by true historical events, From the Ashes is the unforgettable story of a tortured man, torn between his ideals, the iron fist of Stalinism and the woman he loves.
Marlene has no love lost for the Soviet occupying forces, who turn out to be every bit as cruel as the Nazis were. Living in constant fear of the Russian soldiers, she works in a hospital to make ends meet, where she meets Werner, a cold-hearted career politician.
Werner, a German émigré to Moscow, returns to his hometown with the highest hopes for a better future. Sent by the communist party to bring freedom, wealth and happiness to the people, he's soon caught in a moral conflict between loyalty to his party and his conscience.
When Marlene criticizes the communist regime, she becomes the target of powerful men. Oblivious to the danger for her own life, she refused to back down, and there's only one thing Werner can do to save her life: defy the party line.
But will he be able to shed decades of indoctrination for the woman he loves? And what will become of him if he does? Because those who speak up against the regime, usually find themselves on a train to Siberia or worse.
From the bestselling author of the 'War Girls Series' comes this nail-biting story about Berlin sliding into the Cold War shortly after Wold War Two has ended.
These books are well researched and very interesting.
From the ashes
I enjoyed reading this book well done engaging from the start I love it
From the Ashes
Terrific story about a time period in Berlin after WWII that more people should know about. Definitely a page turner. Characters were very complex people which made it very interesting.