The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War

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The plot flows like a river with the author sliding in andout of tributaries that continually add context,illumination, and depth. Anna’s tale is the current. It sweeps readersalong as she discoversthings about her husband she doesn’t really wantto know, then uncoversinformation from her mother’s past she finds hard to believe and accept, and finally shines a light on a dark figure from history that few haveever understood.

… Peggy and Eva’s war years in some ofthe Third Reich’s most iconicsettings unspool like flickering black and white images of life in those ruinous days.   ~ US Review of Books

I was drawn in by Phyllis Ring’s economical and expressive language. Then the story took over! Protagonist Anna Dahlberg must face the emotional fallout from a traumatic plane crash, while simultaneously uncovering the first clues in a shocking generational mystery involving key players in the Third Reich. Everything’s complicated by a new romance that may help her overcome the past and find her true inner strength. But is it real? Love can manifest itself in enigmatic–and unexpected–ways.       ~ Elizabeth Sims, author and contributing editor at Writer’s Digest magazine

… fresh perspective of German women at opposing ends of the warring spectrum … a beautiful story of enduring friendship and the lengths people will go to for love.
~ The Stellar Review

So persuasive is this novel that, before I could believe it was in fact a piece of fiction, I contacted the author and asked where she did her research and where she came up with the idea.
~ Leslie Handler, The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Description

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
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. 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, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 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.

 

 

Additional information

Author

Genre

Saga Fiction

SKU

B01AC4FHI8

Binding

eBook

Number Of Pages

358

Publication Date

January 7, 2016

Publisher

Whole Sky Books

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