The Midwife of Berlin
Auschwitz, 1943: I stroke my beautiful baby’s hair. It’s a miracle it’s blonde because it will keep her alive, it will keep her safe. Soon they will come and take Pippa out of Auschwitz-Birkenau – and out of my arms. But while there’s life, there’s hope I might find my daughter again…
An incredible story of one woman’s courage and determination to reunite her family in the aftermath of surviving Auschwitz.
1945, Berlin: Ester Pasternak walked out of the gates of Auschwitz barely alive. She survived against devastating odds, but her heartbreaking journey is only just beginning. In the camp, Ester gave birth to a tiny fair-haired infant, only for her precious baby to be snatched from her and taken to a German family. Now the war is over, Ester longs to find her little girl.
But Europe is in chaos, Jewish families have been torn apart and everyone is desperately searching for their loved ones. In every orphanage and hospital she visits, Ester searches the faces of tear-stained toddlers; each mop of blonde hair and pair of blue eyes she sees sets her heart racing…
But as the months and the years tick by, the possibility of finding her daughter shrinks smaller and smaller. And Ester starts to wonder if little Pippa is even safe, or whether the miracle that saved her has now put her in even more danger?
Will Ester ever be able to find the child whose tattoo matches her own? Or is she already too late…
A completely gripping and emotional WW2 novel of one woman’s bravery and determination to hold on to hope in a world torn apart by war. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Alice Network and The Nightingale.
What readers are saying about The Midwife of Berlin:
‘Shattered my heart… I was in tears… So powerful you feel as if you are there… incredibly moving… Absolutely brilliant… this gut-wrenching journey will hit your heart… I highly recommend.’ Cindy L. Spear, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book is everything! It deserves every one of its five stars and more!… I can’t recommend this book highly enough, the writing and the storyline are exquisite. ’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t put it down… a heart-wrenching and emotional journey that will leave you in tears… My heart brokemultiple times throughout the story… powerful… gripping historical fiction novel that will tug at your heartstrings.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely heart-wrenching… I raced through this book… Grabbed me from the first paragraph and didn’t let go until the last line of the fabulous ending. Anna Stuart is fast becoming my favourite WW2 author. A cracker of a story.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gripping… Had me reaching for tissues. If you’re a fan of historical fiction, a few tears and a beautiful happy ending The Midwife of Berlin is a wonderful 5 star read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Reading this book absolutely broke my heart… A haunting story that will stay with me long after I’ve turned the last page… heartbreaking historical fiction… Gripping and emotional… a must-read.’ Vegan Book Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘From start to finish, this book had me captured… Heart-wrenching… An emotional rollercoaster… I think I went through every emotion as I read this story. What a page-turner!’ @celticcaston, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Utterly brilliant, emotionally charged… this truly is one of the best books I’ve ever read.’ Goodreads reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved everything about it!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐