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The German Wife

By: Kelly Rimmer
Narrated by: Nancy Peterson, Ann Marie Gideon
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Summary

“Skillfully researched and powerfully written, The German Wife will capture you from the first page.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say and The Warsaw Orphan returns with a gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII.

Berlin, 1930—When a wave of change sweeps a radical political party to power, Sofie von Meyer Rhodes’s academic husband benefits from the ambitions of its newly elected chancellor. Although Sofie and Jürgen do not share the social views growing popular in Hitler’s Germany, Jürgen’s position with its burgeoning rocket program changes their diminishing fortunes for the better. But as Sofie watches helplessly, her beloved Berlin begins to transform, forcing her to consider what they must sacrifice morally for their young family’s security, and what the price for their neutrality will be.

Twenty years later, Jürgen is one of the many German scientists offered pardons for their part in the war, and taken to America to work for its fledgling space program. For Sofie, this is the chance to exorcise the ghosts that have followed her across the ocean, and make a fresh start in her adopted country. But her neighbors aren’t as welcoming or as understanding as she had hoped. When scandalous rumors about the Rhodes family’s affiliation with Hitler’s regime spreads, idle gossip turns to bitter rage, and the act of violence that results will tear apart Sofie’s community and her family before the truth is finally revealed.

“An unforgettable novel that explores important questions highly relevant to the world today.” —Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance

Don’t miss Kelly Rimmer’s newest novel, The Paris Agent, where a family’s innocent search for answers brings a long-forgotten, twenty-five-year-old mystery featuring two female SOE operatives comes to light!

For more by Kelly Rimmer, look for:

  • Before I Let You Go
  • The Things We Cannot Say
  • Truths I Never Told You
  • The Warsaw Orphan
©2022 Kelly Rimmer (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Amazing

Loved every bit of it. Powerful and heartbreaking!! Amazing life story of suffering, hope and forgiveness!!

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Another good listen

This author never fails to deliver, I especially like the depth that she adds to every one of her characters and the way she makes you care about them.

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Another masterpiece By Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of my favourite authors of all time. This story beautifully and heartbreakingly unfolds. She has a gift for showing the story from both sides and somehow you find yourself routing for both characters! I can’t recommend this enough.

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A great page turner

Very different angle of two woman and their journey during post WW2 I initially thought it strange comparison to an American woman but as the story unfolded l felt empathy towards both woman An extraordinary story Well written Narrated very well

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