The Angel of Vienna
Nazi-occupied Vienna, 1940: A young nurse finds herself with the chance to save innocent children. An unmissable and heartbreaking story—based on devastating real events—about tragedy, hope and courage in the face of impossible odds.
“These children, who the Nazis don’t even see as human, these children are innocent. And, Hannah, if you have the chance to save even one of them, you know what you have to do. Even if it puts your own life at risk.”
As bombs fall over Europe, Hannah Stern is a twenty-seven-year-old nurse, who is just trying to survive. When she takes a position at Vienna’s esteemed psychiatric hospital, Am Steinhof, she thinks it will take her away from the danger.
Her estranged half-brother has arranged the job for her on the condition that she must take his son, Willi there too. He insists it’s a place where Willi will be safe. And Hannah soon forms a close bond with the sweet, fragile child in her care.
At first the hospital seems like a safe haven—a beautiful, airy, spacious place of healing and recovery. But the hospital is a place of secrets. And they are darker than Hannah could ever have imagined. Children, ones just like Willi, are disappearing—not to be healed as promised, but taken somewhere else. Somewhere terrible.
And when Willi’s own life comes under threat—in spite of her half-brother’s position of power in the Nazi military—Hannah must overcome her own fears and act. Then she discovers one of the other nurses is also trying to help patients escape, and Hannah becomes determined to help in any way she can.
But she is only one person up against the enemy. And to save even just one life from the grip of the Nazis, she must risk her own…
The most unmissable historical fiction of the year, guaranteed to leave readers in tears. Perfect for fans of My Name is Eva, All the Light We Cannot See and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Readers are loving The Angel of Vienna:
“This book tugged on every heart string I have… l I could feel myself in the walls of that hospital… I loved every single minute and held my Kindle close when it was over. 5 stars!… Add this one to your list. You won’t be sorry! Just make sure you grab some Kleenex.” The Lioness of Literacy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“My goodness… An Emotional Rollercoaster. Heart wrenching. Twists that I didn’t see coming, that had me literally yelling noooooooooo at my phone as I was reading.’ Thoughts and Ramblings from a Crazy Person ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OMG…. What a heartbreakingly powerful story” Karen_loves_reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Outstanding… a gripping, harrowing, inspirational, devastating and heart-wrenching story about courage, resilience and love… Superbly written, wonderfully evocative and sure to get under every single reader’s skin… Mesmerizing historical fiction at its finest.” Bookish Jottings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This has got to be my book of the year… This book will stay with me forever.” Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Unmissable and heartbreaking story—based on devastating real events—about tragedy, hope and courage in the face of impossible odds… Left me in tears… Just make sure you’ve got a box of tissues at hand… I just couldn’t put it down.” @book_nerd_cafe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… Heartbreaking… grabs you emotionally… Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking… A must-read for every historical fiction fan. I absolutely loved it.” PageTurners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Truly emotional and heartbreaking… A page turner and emotional rollercoaster ride, that will not allow you to put the book down… Guaranteed, this book will keep you up all night and will make you cry till the end.” Tropicalgirlreadsbooks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐