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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Spotlight on Historical Fiction... A CHILD FOR THE REICH by Andie Newton - REVIEW!

The days are long, and the nights are...just as warm as the days, so staying inside isn't such a bad idea, if you know how to spend the between the pages of a book?  😉  If you're a historical Fiction, or Women's Fiction fan, the title in today's spotlight may just be the ticket to your next summer reading selection, and it just so happened to celebrate it's release THIS MONTH via One More Chapter!  So grab a cool drink, and secure your favorite reading spot as welcome today's book of choice...

Andie Newton
One More Chapter

About the book...
Rumours of the Nazis coming for Czech children swept through the villages like a breeze through the trees, and the story was always the same…

They wanted our children to raise as their own

Since her husband, Josef, joined the Czech resistance three years ago, Anna Dankova has done everything possible to keep her daughter, Ema, safe. But when blonde haired, blue-eyed Ema is ripped from her mother’s arms in the local marketplace by the dreaded Brown Sisters, nurses who were dedicated to Hitler’s cause, Anna is forced to go to new extremes to take back what the Nazis have stolen from her.

Going undercover as a devoted German subject eager to prove her worth to the Reich, the former actress takes on a role of a lifetime to find and save her daughter. But getting close to Ema is one thing. Convincing her that the Germans are lying when they claim Anna stole her from her true parents is another…


I've read quite a few books set in and around WWII, but this is the first time I've read one from the Czech perspective, and encountered a new branch of the evil that existed... the Brown Sisters. Don't be fooled by the term "Sisters" because they are neither religious nor related. No, these women were some of the most feared by mother's left behind with young children...or rather blue eyed, blond haired children. That's right. They weren't content with destroying the world at large. They had to take the most precious thing anyone can ever be granted... a child. They justified it because those they took looked like they belonged with those in the Reich's favor, and how could they leave them with those they viewed as unworthy?  Unworthy indeed...I'd say if they looked within, they'd certainly find themselves lacking, but I digress...

The lengths to which people will go to take what they feel is theirs. The inner strength some will find when all has been spent in order to save those they love. Both are on display between the pages of this remarkable novel, riddled with moments of heartbreak, despair, and the most tender of emotions...HOPE. I once had someone tell me the meaning of the word...HOLD ON, PAIN ENDS.  It really took by breath away in the moment, and has stuck with me ever since.  The way the story is written, you can't help but get caught up in all the feels on display as you fear for your life after a dark secret is inadvertently created by a sibling. You can't help but feel the weight of the world on your shoulders when those you know and love keep disappearing.  You don't know the incredible strength you'll find when all seems lost, yet you're their last hope. This moving tale brings to life a chapter from our shared history, paints it in truth, and leaves it out to dry like nobody's business. It'll keep you turning pages as everything seems utterly lost, only to gain potential ground as you hold your breath, and await the final sentence. 


About the author...

Andie Newton is the USA Today bestselling author of The Girls from the Beach, The Girl from Vichy, and The Girl I Left Behind.

She writes gritty and emotional war stories about strong women. Andie holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in teaching. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, her two boys, and one very lazy cat.

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Special thanks to the One More Chapter team for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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