1943, Germany: Two years ago, fate gave a beautiful young Jewish woman named Margarete Rosenbaum the chance to survive the Nazis, by pretending to be one of them, hiding in plain sight. Now she must make a terrifying decision…
Margarete lives as Annegret Huber would have, in a beautiful rural mansion by a forest in northern Germany. She is the heiress to the entire Huber fortune—one which she has devastatingly discovered includes a factory and Nazi prison camp. Margarete has done everything she can to help improve conditions there, and to reduce suffering for the prisoners who remind her so much of her own lost family and friends.
However, as the war rages on and the Nazi party becomes more brutal in its treatment of Jews, she realizes she must do more. She has to help the prisoners escape to real safety, because they will never be safe in Hitler’s Germany.
She’s heard of a route to freedom through Sweden. Although that means secretly reaching out to the resistance. With the risk of betrayal at every turn, her enquiries lead her to a man named Stefan, who she instantly feels a powerful connection to. But she fears he will never trust her… unless she reveals the secret that keeps her safe.
At the same time, a Nazi officer begins to show romantic interest in her, making it harder to keep her identity a secret. His loyalty to the party is beyond question, so if he finds her out, not only will her plan be at risk, but also her life and those of everyone she cares for.
But can she let that fear stop her from saving others? Because she knows she herself could so easily be one of the faces on the other side of the fence. And that, in the darkest times, sometimes the only person who can rise up is the girl in the shadows…
The powerful third novel in Marion Kummerow’s bestselling Margarete’s Journey series is an unforgettable and devastating story, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, The Lilac Girls, and All the Light We Cannot See.
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“Awesome!!... WOW… Completely and utterly amazing… I cannot explain how much I enjoyed reading this… I highly highly recommend this story!!… Simply amazing!!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely gripping and devastating… A race against time. Will Margarete be discovered? Will she be able to make a difference? Will she live? A WWII page-turner that I loved until the last minute.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wonderful, wonderful… I was blown away… I couldn’t put it down. I ignored everything and everyone until I finished it.” Nicki’s Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I devoured this book within about a 24-hour period… Gut-wrenching… I felt really tense as I was reading… At times I felt as if I could hardly take a breath.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“So emotional, heartbreaking… I couldn’t even put this book down… Grab your tissues because this book will make you cry… Unputdownable.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“If you enjoyed Schindler’s List and love a fast-paced 5-star historical fiction featuring a strong female protagonist, this book needs to be on your radar.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This heart pulling, feels-destroying read… really pulled me into the story right from page one… Deeply emotional.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Stays with you long after reading… This book made me cry and weep at the injustice of it all… A heart wrenching read… with moments of kindness that gave me hope for humanity.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Highly addictive… Plenty of suspense, drama, mystery, intrigue, and surprises to keep even the seasoned historical fiction reader on their toes. Margarete is such a strong and complex lead character that I devoured her story.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐