It’s 1941 and World War II is raging on and Margarete Rosenbaum is working as a housemaid for a senior Nazi officer. When the house she is working in gets bombed, she is the only survivor. Margarete is mistaken for the officer’s daughter, and she sees it as her opportunity to finally be free. But, when her former employer’s son, Willhem Huber tracks her down he keeps her identity a secret. He wants her to move to Paris with him as his sister. He will go to great lengths to protect her. Wow, this story was so unbelievably amazing, that I almost don’t know what to say. I was so amazed by the endurance, risks and courage people will do to change a life. To protect the one you love and make it through one of the most difficult times in history, is so well written in this story, it will have you flying through the pages unable to stop until the very end. This unforgettable must read, is one that will definitely stick with you long after you finish reading it. This book absolutely needs to be on the top of your to be read pile.
Thank you Marion Kummerow for another emotional and wonderfully written story. The characters were relatable and I highly recommend this book, it was absolutely amazing.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW
Author: Marion Kummerow
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: July 20, 2021
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Margarete stumbles out of the bombed-out house, the dust settling around her like snow. Mistaking her for the dead officer’s daughter, a guard rushes over to gently ask her if she is all right and whether there’s anything he can do to help her. She glances down at where the hated yellow star had once been, and with barely a pause, she replies “Yes”.
Berlin, 1941: Margarete Rosenbaum is working as a housemaid for a senior Nazi officer when his house is bombed, leaving her the only survivor. But when she’s mistaken for his daughter in the aftermath of the blast, Margarete knows she can make a bid for freedom…
Issued with temporary papers—and with the freedom of not being seen as Jewish—a few hours are all she needs to escape to relative safety. That is, until her former employer’s son, SS officer Wilhelm Huber, tracks her down.
But strangely he doesn’t reveal her true identity right away. Instead he insists she comes and lives with him in Paris, and seems determined to keep her hidden. His only condition: she must continue to pretend to be his sister. Because whoever would suspect a Nazi girl of secretly being a Jew?
His plan seems impossible, and Margarete is terrified they might be found out, not to mention worried about what Wilhelm might want in return. But as the Nazis start rounding up Jews in Paris and the Résistance steps up its activities, putting everyone who opposes the regime in peril, she realizes staying hidden in plain sight may be her only chance of survival…
Can Margarete trust a Nazi officer with the only things she has left though… her safety, her life, even her heart?