The Soldier’s Letters
“Survive for as long as you can, fight until you can’t fight any longer, and if this war ever ends, I want you to run as far from here as you can and never look back…”
Nazi-occupied Prague, 1941: On a foggy winter’s day, a solider called Charlie is ordered to murder an elderly Jewish woman. He refuses, but that doesn’t stop another Nazi shooting her. As the woman’s daughter cries out, “Mama, no, please don’t leave me!” Charlie knows that he is not a killer. He vows to save as many lives as he can.
In Theresienstadt concentration camp, he sees the same sapphire-eyed girl with beautiful auburn hair. Her name is Amelia. He escorts her to Block B and memorizes her prison number. They are meant to be enemies but, in that instant, he falls in love.
Yet in such hell, love isn’t meant to exist and they are destined to be torn apart. Despite this, Charlie never stops looking for Amelia, writing letters to her and keeping them safe. But what are the chances of her surviving the war? Will the soldier’s letters remain unread forever?
Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and Orphan Train will be absolutely gripped by this heart-wrenching World War Two page-turner––a story of forbidden love, and its power to survive the impossible.
This book was previously published as Unspoken Words.
Readers love The Soldier’s Letters:
“5 ++++ Stars (ALL THE STARS!!) Incredible! Incredible! What a journey! I really lost myself feeling like I was in World War Two. My heart broke so many times.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book is simply EVERYTHING… Shari J. Ryan has done it again, bringing us an emotionally charged, realistic portrayal of life during the Holocaust.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow!! This has left me speechless! Shari J. Ryan has written such a poignant story.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I cannot begin to convey the emotions I felt when I read this amazing book… Absolutely heart-wrenching and poignant… It is the love story of the century. Amazing!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I had tears in my eyes… That doesn’t happen to me very often when I read a book. Shari J. Ryan nailed it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“One of the best books I have read this year…and ever! I am not sure I will ever do this book the justice it deserves in this review. I am forever grateful to have read this book!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Will make your soul weep and hold permanent residence in your heart. Definitely in my top five reads of a lifetime. You absolutely do not want to pass up the chance to read this powerful, profound, life-altering book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book is captivating, raw, honest, emotional and heartbreaking but it is also full of love, hope and promise for a better tomorrow.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A heartbreaking story full of raw, emotional moments but also filled with so much hope. My heart felt so many things while reading this book and left me in tears… Incredibly awe-inspiring!… A must-read hands down! Best of all even when you think your heart may shatter from everything, Shari goes and gives us an ending we were rooting for all along and the mending begins!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What Shari J. Ryan has created is nothing less than the pure excellence. On every single page, she wrote her heart out and my goodness does it show. I was left in big, ugly tears. Ryan seamlessly combines glorious moments from the present with the gut-wrenching sadness of the past and through it all, it’s that unwavering hope that becomes a savior once more.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Shari J. Ryan’s words are so beautiful and will engrave themselves on your heart. I could not put this book down and all my emotion buttons were pushed. This book will be with me forever.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐