The Bookseller of Dachau

Shari J. Ryan

Germany, 1940: “Can’t I say goodbye?” I cry, cupping my hands over my mouth, my heart pummeling my chest. Tears cloud my eyes as the Nazis dragging away my beloved Hans stare at me, soldiers with icy glares. No. No, no, no, they can’t make him leave.

As the heartless Nazis smash down doors and tear innocent people mercilessly from their loved ones, Matilda’s childhood sweetheart, Hans, is in danger. She doesn’t hesitate to protect him, hiding him in her attic. For months, they exist by candlelight, smuggling food and communicating in whispers. But, in the end, nothing can stop the soldiers charging in…

America, 2018: Grace opens a mustard-yellow envelope, and her world unravels. She has inherited a bookstore in the small town of Dachau from the grandmother she had no idea existed. Her mom, adopted as a baby, spent her life searching for her biological parents––and died without ever knowing.

Grace visits her legacy––a bookshop on a cobbled lane filled with lost memories. She combs through handwritten letters, unearthing the story of her grandmother Matilda. A woman whose one true love was locked within the barbed wire of Dachau––a woman who never gave up hope…

As Grace pieces together her grandmother’s heartbreaking past, she discovers a shocking betrayal that shattered her family beyond repair. When Grace learns the long-buried secret of her own identity, will she ever be the same again?

This heart-wrenching yet hopeful tale will restore your faith in humanity, and in the power of love to triumph over evil. Fans of Kristin Hannah, Fiona Valpy and Kristin Harmel will be blown away by this breathtakingly gripping page-turner.

Readers love The Bookseller of Dachau:

I couldn’t put it down, even when I thought my heart would burst out of my chest and I had tears pouring down my face. I will think about this book for a long time.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pass me the tissues, wow what a story. I devoured this book in one sittingI loved everything about thisAbsolutely fantastic.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Such a powerful and poignant story. One minute I was laughing, as the book brought me much joy, and the next minute, I was on the brink of tears. You will definitely need to have tissues ready!… I loved this story.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I read it in literally a few hours. I couldn’t put it down and when I did, it was due to having to do something of necessity like eating or washing up… There were so many ups and downs, turns and twists that I just wanted to know what happened next as soon as possible.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stop whatever you’re doing right now and order this book. This five-star historical fiction will claim a spot as one of the best books I’ve ever read. EVERPhenomenal. I was in awe.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Let me say that this book managed to do what few have done before…it made me cry… I will carry this story with me for a long time. I am so grateful to have had the privilege to read it.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this book so very much and would rate it higher than five stars if I could… I finished it in two days because I could not put it downThe Bookseller of Dachau rates as high on my list as All the Light We Cannot SeeI strongly suggest you keep a box of tissues nearby as I did not make it through without many tears––some of sadness, many of joy.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One of the best books I have read this year, I was so emotionally connected to the characters, I was crying.” Tweedvale Girls Book Reviews, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Filled with so many emotionsGrabs the reader and does not let go. Even after the story ends, you will want to know more.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I could go on and on about this book… This book was entrancing and I read it in a dayI urge, no insist, that you read this book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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HeartbreakingI was absolutely riveted through the entire book.” Heather Book reviews, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It deserves more than a 5, I can assure you…. An amazing book. It truly was.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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