The German Mother

Debbie Rix

1941, Germany: There’s a man in uniform outside my door. They’ve come for her. My beautiful little girl is wrenched from our home and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. But I vow to find Clara… no matter what it takes.

Minki Sommer strokes the blonde curls away from her daughter’s face and her heart swells. Clara is the most precious thing to her and each day she whispers a promise to keep her safe…

Before the war began, Minki had everything – an attentive husband, three adorable children, and a successful career as journalist. But all that changed in an instant.

Her sweet Clara, with her blue eyes and porcelain features, started having fits. Since then, Minki hasn’t been able to sleep properly because she knows children with illnesses like Clara’s are being stolen away in the night.

Her husband’s connections high up in the Nazi Party make the situation even more dangerous. Minki tries to escape the city with her children, but finds she is unable to leave. And then the moment she’s feared arrives: her husband has betrayed her.

Minki is devastated as her darling girl is ripped from her arms. But she vows she will use every last breath in her body to find her missing child, no matter how dangerous it is to cross a country at war…

Inspired by true stories, this is a heart-wrenching and unputdownable novel about a mother’s fight for the survival of her child in World War Two Germany. Fans of Orphan Train, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and My Name is Eva will be utterly gripped by this beautiful, tragic historical novel.

What readers are saying about The German Mother:

Heart-wrenching and unputdownableA show-stopper… I would buy multiple copies of this book! Moving and heartbreaking I was glued to my kindle!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, sensational, what a book, heart-wrenchingFantastic read, just could not put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Heart-wrenchingLiterally hits every emotion… This heart-pounding read made me hold my breath.’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My top read of the yearamazing story of friendship and a mother’s love will leave you speechlessA must-read that will stay with you and leave you wanting more. The courage of these amazing women will inspire all… Heart-gripping story.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tears were streaming down my face. Heart-wrenchingBeautiful, tragic, and ultimately hopeful.’ Kelly Lacey, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Compelling book… I felt so many emotions… rage, fear, exhaustion, frustration, and even joy. It is that powerful… I was deeply impressed by the extent of research required to write a novel like this and it was a privilege to read it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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