The Child Who Lived

Ellie Midwood

Europe, 1945: I clutch my perfect auburn-haired-baby to my chest, desperate for her to take her first breath. She has to see the world outside the walls of this concentration camp and breathe freedom instead of death. She has to live…

As I’m pushed through the towering gates of Mauthausen concentration camp, my old life in Vienna as a typist is a distant memory. My freedom was stripped away when I tried to help my dear Jewish friend escape. Now, I hold little hope of leaving this place alive.

But then, I meet Wolf. His amber eyes burn with a desire for freedom, and his unshakable faith in justice ignites a flicker of hope deep inside my heart. Soon, despite how hard I try not to, we fall desperately in love. He is the one thing that gives me the strength to carry on.

Months later, I feel a flutter in my stomach. I’m pregnant. My heart soars and shatters in an instant. What chance does our baby have in a place like this? But Wolf vows he will find a way for us to escape…

But when I finally give birth to our miracle baby, I’m forced to make the most difficult choice of my life. Because if my daughter is going to survive, I have to let her go… but if I do, I might never see her again…

Inspired by true events, this powerful World War Two novel tells the incredible and inspirational tale of two ordinary people who risk everything to achieve the impossible: bringing new life into a death camp.

Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice will be incredibly gripped by this tearjerking page-turner. This unforgettable World War Two novel shows that even in darkness, love can sometimes find a way.

Readers love The Child Who Lived:

Jaw-dropping… This is a book that needs to be read… Gut-punching… OMG I cried real tears at the end of this… what a book this one is’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow is all I can say… Incredible and powerful… packs such a punch. I flew through this in one sitting as I was completely sucked in… Pure perfection@emthebookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I couldn’t stop reading itSo perfect I couldn’t even begin to put it into words.’ @authorgabriellemcmaster, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow… an incredible book!… truly heart-breakingbeautifulexcellent!’ @mama_lovesfiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An extraordinary and outstanding novel… This is a must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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