The Winter Child

Carly Schabowski

‘Phenomenal and heartbreaking… Amazing… Heartfelt, emotional and unputdownable… In tears… An absolute must-read.’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Please don’t do this!’ Irena’s shrill cry pierces the night air, her screams breaking the silence of the falling snow. But the man she calls to does not turn, vanishing into the darkness with a child clasped in his arms…

Poland, 1943: Every day, Irena is terrified as she serves the violent and rude Nazis who drink in her town’s hotel. They have crushed all resistance, and are determined to destroy her people’s way of life – particularly Richter, a member of the Gestapo with a reputation as frightening as his vicious smile. But if she is to support her family, she has little choice but to face her fears and pray she doesn’t catch the eye of any of the officers…

But when Irena is told she must serve Richter personally, she knows she will no longer be able to hide. Trembling, she approaches his table. And when his cold gaze finally settles on her, she realizes that her fate has already been sealed.

When Irena falls pregnant, her baby is a small glimmer of hope in an otherwise dark world. But when the baby is taken from her one winter night, she swears that she will stop at nothing to avenge her child’s life…

But is Irena prepared for revenge to cost her everything? And even if she is, will she recover from the truth she is about to uncover?

This gripping and emotional wartime novel tells a moving story of courage, hope and the endurance of the human spirit, even in the darkness of the World War 2. Perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and The Alice Network.

Readers love The Winter Child:

My heart is breaking but swelling at the same time. What an utterly incredible book!@ink.readsalot ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I could not put this book down… An amazing and heart-wrenching tale… an emotional rollercoaster.’ @pageturners247 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An emotional, heart-wrenching readMade me cryHad my heart breaking.’ @hannahraereadsxo

Heart-wrenching… and beautifulWonderfulI could not put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kept me on the edge of my seatI just wanted to keep reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I could not put this well-written, emotional story downHeart-wrenching.’ Christian Novel Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This story will tug at your heartstringsHeartbreaking and beautiful.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking… Quite possibly one of my favourite books ever… I was glued to the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Had me on an emotional rollercoasterUnputdownable.’ Avonna Loves Genres ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was completely captivatedPhenomenal.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Incredibly emotionalGrippingTruly heartbreaking.’ @the.bookjunction ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my word this was heartbreakingI cried.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

HeartbreakingI couldn’t tear myself away until the very end.’ @thesubstitutelibrarian

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