The Girl from Berlin

Kate Hewitt

‘Absolutely brilliant, emotional, and heartbreaking… My TOP read of 2021… Everyone should be reading this book… Quite frankly it is worth 1 million shining stars.’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1936, Nazi-ruled Berlin. A heartbreaking and stunningly powerful novel of friendship, courage and betrayal, about two girls whose lives collide in war-torn Berlin, and whose friendship is the only thing that might get them out alive.

They sat together on the roof, watching Berlin burn, as traces of smoke and cloud floated through the air. “I just want to be free,” Rosa said quietly, “Even if only for a few minutes. It might be the last chance I have.”

From her beautiful new home in Berlin, a young woman named Liesel Scholz barely notices the changes to the city around her. Her life is one of privilege and safety thanks to her father’s job working for the new government.

But a chance encounter with Rosa, the daughter of their Jewish housekeeper, confirms Liesel’s fears that something isn’t right. That the Nazi government’s brutal rules are cruel and dangerous, and that others aren’t as safe as she is. When Rosa begs Liesel to help—pressing her grandfather’s gold pocket watch into Liesel’s hand—Liesel recklessly agrees.

She will help hide Rosa and her loved ones—in the dusty, unused rooms at the top of their house—even if it means putting everyone she loves in danger. Even if it means risking her own life.

Frankfurt, 1946: An idealistic American captain, Sam Houghton, arrives in Germany to interrogate prominent Nazis on trial and to help rebuild a battered country. When he hires an enigmatic, damaged interpreter named Anna, he doesn’t expect sparks to fly between them. Perhaps there is a chance of love for both of them. But then the question of what happened to Anna in the war raises its head.

Because Anna has secrets—ones that link her to Berlin, the Nazi party, and the story of one gold pocket watch and two young women who became friends, even when they were told it was impossible…

A compelling and haunting story about courage, love and betrayal set in war-torn Berlin. Fans of The Alice Network, All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale will be not be able to put this down.

Readers are loving The Girl from Berlin:

“I was utterly engrossed from the start… so haunting and raw, it hits you deep into your very core A heartbreaking and yet powerful novel… utterly amazing I devoured it and felt so upset when I finished it… I cannot praise it enough… [A] raw and heart wrenching novel that pulls at your heart strings.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beautiful, strong and absorbing… I confess to shedding tears… A powerhouse of emotions, activity and full of heart… A real page turner. It gripped me from the very beginning.” Reviewing Recommended Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Hauntingly wonderful!… Broke my heart over and over againGut-wrenching, mind-blowing.” Healthy Body, Mind and Soul ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I couldn’t put it down. I found myself in tears My heart really ached… truly astounding… I’m going to be giving this book one of my rare five stars! A must read!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Heartbreaking… I absolutely loved every moment… I was caught in a catch 22 where I was willing the novel to last forever whilst at the same time longing to know how it would all end… the very definition of a satisfying read.” On the Shelf Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW, this amazing, captivating and emotionally gripping story is one that you are sure to remember for a long time. It captures your attention from the very first pageWill have you reaching for the box of Kleenex… Emotional and phenomenal.” Page-turners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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