The American Wife

Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger

Publication Date: 14 April 2023

With her heart in her mouth, Kitty let herself into her husband’s private study. She knew where he kept the papers that might save her dearest friend from the Nazis. She just had to steal them…

Vienna, 1937. When beautiful American Kitty becomes engaged to Austrian diplomat Edgar, she finds herself thrown into a very different world in Europe, and soon longs for home. But when the woman designing her wedding dress, Judith, takes Kitty under her wing, she sees the city of Vienna in a new light – a city of culture and music that she can explore with her new friend.

But when the Nazis come, the fact that Judith is Jewish means she is no longer safe. Kitty knows that as a diplomat’s wife she can steal the papers that will allow her closest friend to escape to safety, but will it mean betraying the love of her life?

Except that Edgar has grown distant and secretive since she joined him in Europe and, when war breaks out, Kitty wonders which side her husband is really on. And, as she prepares to betray him, Kitty begins to fear that she doesn’t really know the man she married at all.

Facing an impossible choice between her dearest friend and the man she loves, Kitty knows she must be brave, and do the right thing, no matter the personal cost…

An absolutely heartbreaking, powerful and gripping story about finding love, resilience and friendship in the midst of the darkness of World War 2. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, My Name is Eva and All the Light We Cannot See.

Praise for The American Wife:

I found myself holding my breathCompletely blown away by the unexpected twist at the end… This series is a must-read!” Goodreads reviewer

I cannot wait for the next book to be publishedHighly recommend to every reader!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ThrillingKept me riveted to my sofa.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely heartbreaking, powerful and gripping.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

FantasticI read this book in two days… It was a treat from start to finish.” @justineg_author ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

IncredibleFascinatingWonderful… I laughed a little and cried a lot.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Will keep readers in suspense until the very end!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐