The Edelweiss Sisters

Kate Hewitt

“Heartbreaking… WOW!… Will stick with you long after you have finished… Tugs at the heartstrings… A real tear-jerker with a heart-warming end. But bring tissues!!” Confessions of a Bookaholic

1938, Austria. A powerful story of betrayal, forbidden love, and incredible courage, about three sisters who risk everything—even their own lives—to save the people and country they love from the unimaginable evil of Nazi rule.

Johanna Eder and her sisters Birgit and Lotte have always lived quiet lives, working in their father’s clockmaking shop and helping their mother in the house. But they find it impossible to ignore the changes in the world around them.

At first Johanna finds it hard to believe the Nazis pose a real threat. But then her father hires Franz. He’s soulful, with dark eyes that twinkle with intelligence and humor. But he’s Jewish, and as Johanna falls for him, she realizes that loving him puts them all in danger.

The only way to save Franz is to get him to the safety of Switzerland. For this, she needs her sisters’ help, and they join the resistance. As the world turns dark around them, they must slip unnoticed right under the noses of the Nazi soldiers filling their cobbled streets.

Johanna knew she and her sisters would die for each other, but as their hearts are broken afresh each day and the lives of beloved friends and family are threatened, she discovers they would also die for the man she loves, and for what is right.

Johanna could never have foreseen how falling for a dark-eyed man would take her from an innocent girl to a fearless woman; from her quiet clock shop into the very depths of hell.

In the concentration camps of Ravensbruck and Mauthausen, Johanna and her sisters must show the strength of human spirit like never before. If they are to survive, they must prove that even in the darkness, the tiniest seeds of hope can bloom…

An absolutely heartbreaking and impossibly powerful story about love, tragedy, and humanity. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, The Lilac Girls and The Sound of Music.

Readers are loving The Edelweiss Sisters:

Unputdownable and a definite must read… Heart-breaking, tearful and emotional… Words cannot describe how absolutely wonderful this story was… Unbelievably amazing. Read it with Kleenex nearby… Sure to stay with me for a long, long time. I absolutely loved it and I can’t recommend it enough!! WOW!Page Turners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A heart-breaking, tear-jerking and emotional book… I was so hooked… I felt I was living with these sisters during that time!! The ending was so sad … I felt like I wanted to cry… I stayed up all night reading… and didn’t want to let this book go!Tropical Girl Reads Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Soooo hauntingly raw & captivating, it was so hard to put it down. Reading this, I felt instantly transported… It will completely move you and pull at your heart strings.” Kate J Renee Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sobbed my eyes outit should have come with a hankie-needed warning. Felt so much for each of the characters it was like they were also my family… Worth more than a five-star rating.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The best WW2 historical fiction tale I’ve ever read… Hewitt not only shows the emotion, you feel it… A MUST read.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So amazing I was speechless… The intertwining love stories drew me in instantly… I was heartbrokenI could picture everything as I read… I highly recommend it!” Vola Book Club ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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