The German Midwife: the heartbreaking World War II historical fiction

by Mandy Robotham

On Sale: 12/14/2018

The German Midwife: the heartbreaking World War II historical fiction

by Mandy Robotham

On Sale: 12/14/2018

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About the Book

The USA Today Best Seller.

An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe Secret Orphan and My Name is Eva will love.

Germany, 1944. A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive.
 
But when Anke’s work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. Eva Braun is pregnant with the Führer’s child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife. 
 
Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice. Does she serve the Reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?

*Published in the UK as A Woman of War*

Mandy Robotham’s highly awaited next book, The Secret Messenger, is out now.

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Critical Praise

‘<i>The German Midwife</i> is a book to harrow the soul and linger long in the mind. Anke, a German midwife sent to a labor camp for aiding Jewish mothers against Third Reich law, is whisked from hell-scape to eerie luxury when she is brought to Hitler's private mountain estate to care for his pregnant mistress Eva Braun. Mandy Robotham writes movingly of the eternal human struggle to preserve reverence for life in the midst of genocide and horror. A powerful, haunting debut.’ Kate Quinn

‘Incredibly powerful, harrowing but ultimately uplifting. I couldn’t put this down.’ Katie Fforde

‘A fascinating story which had me forgetting it’s fiction! So well written, I was left pondering if the events could actually be true. Enthralling!’ Kitty Neale

‘I cannot give enough praise for <i>The German Midwife</i>. This is definitely #1 on my list of historical fiction books I’ve read in 2018.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘If you are looking for a page turner, this is it. I read the book cover to cover in 48 hours. If I could give this book a 6/5 Stars I would!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘A lovely, heartbreaking book. Highly recommend!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Very compelling.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘This book absolutely DESTROYED me. I went into it with high expectations, and I certainly wasn't let down.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘The writing was excellent and the characters realistic […] an interesting and thoughtful page turner.’ NetGalley Reviewer

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008339319
  • ISBN 10: 0008339317
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 12/14/2018
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Jewish
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Romance / Military

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