FROM THE DARK WE RISE

November 17, 2021

MY THOUGHTS

Germany 1942, Annegret Huber unexpectedly inherits a huge fortune that includes, a house and a factory outside Berlin.  She holds inside a secret of who she really is and the only thing she can do to survive is to stay hidden and never reveal the truth about her.  Her real name is Margarete.  But then a prisoner escapes,  and Margarete discovers that her factory is attached to a labor camp and when she sees what is going on at the labor camp, and how horrible the conditions are, so she realizes she must do whatever she can to make a difference.  One day while looking at those on the other side of the fence, she see’s a face that is extremely familiar to her.  But, can it be someone she recognizes, someone she knows?  Wow, this book, was so amazingly captivating.  I devoured this book in one sitting, unable to stop turning the pages once I began.  I had to read through, non-stop to the end.  I loved it, I found it exciting, breathtaking and intense.  This in one unforgettable read.  I wish I could give ten stars.  Definitely a must read for all historical fiction fans….wow, just wow, I’m totally speechless.

Thank you Marion Kummerow for such a wonderful and beautifully written story.  I enjoyed this brilliant and gripping story so much.  I highly recommend this phenomenal book.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


ABOUT THE BOOK


FROM THE DARK WE RISEFROM THE DARK WE RISE
Author: Marion Kummerow
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: November 17, 2021
Pages: 279
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“Please, let me help. I won’t tell anyone.” It was madness to help an escaped prisoner in Nazi Germany, but how could she not? If it weren’t for a lucky strike of fate, she might be the woman on the ground shivering with fear. A light of hope entered the prisoner’s eyes and she knew what she had to do…

1942, Germany: When a young woman calling herself Annegret Huber unexpectedly inherits a huge fortune, including a house and factory just outside Berlin, her first thought is to try to see out the war quietly, avoiding the Gestapo and SS as best she can.

No one needs to know her dark secret. She must focus on staying hidden. Because she can’t risk being exposed for who she truly is. Not really Annegret. But a girl living a secret life. A girl who was once called Margarete.

But then an encounter with an escaped prisoner changes everything, as Margarete discovers what is happening at the factory and its attached labor camp. Witnessing first-hand the suffering of prisoners—shivering, with faces gaunt from hunger, as they work in brutal and cruel conditions—she realises she must act.

If she can save just one life, she knows she has to. Because the truth is that Margarete resembles the prisoners in the camp in ways she daren’t admit. And on the other side of the fence, she has seen a face that is achingly familiar…

About Marion Kummerow

Marion Kummerow is a USA Today Bestselling author of historical fiction.

She was born and raised in Germany, before she set out to “discover the world” and lived in various countries. After many years abroad she returned to Germany and settled down in Munich where she’s now living with her husband and two children.

After dipping her toes with non-fiction books, she finally tackled the project dear to her heart. UNRELENTING is the story about her grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought against the Nazi regime. It’s a book about resilience, love and the courage to stand up and do the right thing. Since then she has started writing the War Girl Series. Intended as a trilogy, she grew so fond of the characters that she’s now plotting book 12 in the series.

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