Author: Jessica Shattuck
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Germany, 1945. Marianne von Lingenfels – widow of a resistor executed by the Nazi regime – returns to her once-grand castle home, determined to uphold the final promise she made to her husband: to find and protect her fellow resistance widows.
Travelling across the smouldering wreckage of her homeland, Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin from a Nazi reeducation home, then his mother from Red Army soldiers. In one of the refugee camps she locates Ania and her two boys.
But the women are haunted by their past and their secrets. If they are to survive, Marianne, Ania and Benita must grapple with the realities they now face, and with the consequences of the decisions each made in their darkest of times…
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