Author: Sarah Sundin
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Another great historical romance by Sundin!
Stashed away in Munich in 1938, foreign correspondent Evelyn Brand is frustrated about missing all the action in Berlin. If she was a man, she wouldn’t have to deal with this treatment or have her articles reviewed and edited to keep her name on a byline. But as the Nazi tyranny continues to grow, Evelyn keeps reporting the truth, even if it means she gets expelled from the country. Someone must wake the United States up to the truth about what is happening in Europe.
Harvard doctoral student Peter Lang is teaching abroad in Munich to develop his thesis dissertation in improving language communication between English and German. He loves Germany now compared to six years ago when the communists caused riots in the streets. However, the longer he is in Germany, the clearer it becomes when the Nazi party is doing, and Peter is frustrated that he allowed himself to become disillusioned because of the past. When the German brass get wind of Peter’s capabilities to teach Germans to speak English with impeccable accents, they plan to keep him there to advance their agenda. But Peter needs to get new information that he has learned back to America at any cost.
The last three books that Sundin has released all centered around the events of D-Day, so this was a nice surprise to see her research and writing focused of the rise of the Nazi party. She did a great job researching key events including rallies and Kristallnacht to keep readers engaged and maybe have them do a little research on their own. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Evelyn and Peter’s story play out. It wasn’t quick and easy, in fact is was painful and messy to watch at times, but their love for each other finally won out. It’s great to see how this can happen in both real life and in a book. I’m always look forward to Sundin’s books and this one is no exception. This will make it to the top of the list for the year!
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.