Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.
The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.
Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.
Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.
Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Eight years ago, I was supposed to marry her.
Instead, I destroyed her family and then abandoned her.
Broken and hurt, she delivered me a savage blow in return.
Naturally, that should have been the end of us.
Except that I still want her.
Even after all these years, memories of her linger in a mix of pain and desire.
And now the sassy girl who once set my world on fire is suddenly in my city, curating art she has no idea that she inspired.
Her body still ignites under my touch, but her eyes hold a cold, hard resolve to never re-engage with her family’s arch-enemy.
To prove to Sabrina that I’m not the monster she believes me to be, I’m determined to confront the past she avoids at all costs.
In my relentless pursuit for answers, I uncover a web of lies and deceit so shocking, it threatens to tear us apart again.
Meet Florence Osmund
Meet Irene Onorato
Meet Florence Osmund
Rosey had a front-row seat in a changing world, but she soon left her seat to push for change, real change. In doing this, Rosey showed her son, the author, the courage needed to fight the obstacles holding him back in his own life. Her life became his greatest story, the story he had to tell.
As she told her soldier husband, the man who broke her heart, “the point is, husband of mine, I never cheated on you, even though you and the Army left me alone for all those years. I spent more than half our marriage being more married to an idea than a man. I think you should say to me, thank you for your service, isn’t that what some people say to you, who respect what you went through in Vietnam? Well, I went through a lot here at home, and I think I deserve the same consideration.”
See history through a new set of eyes in The Rosey View Of The World, the new historical drama written by Andrew Scott Bassett. It’s a history lesson for our time as we witness the events of the twentieth century that shaped our world today. From the beginning of World War II, the Cold War that soon followed, and the war that tore our nation apart, the Vietnam War, it’s all here in this exciting new tale of one woman’s journey to empowerment. Rosey lived the civil rights movement of the 50s and ’60s, as well as the battle for women’s equality that came next, she did this all with her moral compass intact and her stiff British upper lip for the world to see. From the birth of Beatlemania to the king of rock and roll, to the dignity of Martin Luther King Jr., and even the hope of Kennedy’s Camelot, it’s all here in one amazing story.
Meet Patrick Blau
Meet Ruth Kyser
Bravery, courage, fear, treachery and love in a time of war.
A chance meeting draws Sabine Faure into the shadowy world of the French Resistance. Whilst acting as courier she meets four youths of her own age who wish to also join the Resistance. She is drawn to one in particular, Hérisson, who becomes her lover. Family loyalties are stretched to the limits as Sabine’s family try to navigate safely through the occupation.
Set in Dordogne in South-west France during World War II, the friends’ relationships and strengths are tested to the limits as life changes in horrific ways, The friends find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and powerful in its illumination of a time and place filled with atrocities but also humanity and extraordinary bravery, Eilidh McGinness’s novel will evoke readers to ask – what would I have done?
The novel is the first part of a trilogy set in south-west France during WW2, and is essentially a family saga.