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Summary

For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Kate Furnivall comes a gritty tale of courage, betrayal and love in the most unlikely of places.

Also published as The German Midwife.

Germany, 1944. Taken from the camps to serve the Führer himself, Anke Hoff is assigned as midwife to one of Hitler’s inner circle. If she refuses, her family will die.

Torn between her duty as a caregiver and her hatred for the Nazi regime, Anke is swept into a life unlike anything she’s ever known - and she discovers that many of those at the Berghof are just as trapped as she is. And soon, she’s falling for a man who will make her world more complicated still....

Before long, the couple is faced with an impossible choice - and the consequences could be deadly. Can their forbidden love survive the horrors of war? And, more importantly, will they?

Mandy Robotham’s highly awaited next book, The Secret Messenger, is out now.

©2018 Mandy Robotham (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A powerful, haunting debut." (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Alice Network)

"A fascinating story which had me forgetting it’s fiction! So well written, I was left pondering if the events could actually be true. Enthralling!" (Kitty Neale, author of A Sister’s Sorrow)

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It showed a the other country s people what happen

I loved it as it showed what happened to the German people who were against the war which I knew nothing about

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Fact and Fiction, Fantastic

What a brilliant book based on fact and fiction. I was left thinking, what if..........

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Excellent read. Could not put it down! You get a real sense of the hardship these pregnant women must of experienced during the horrific time of world war 2

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Really enjoyed this book, well thought out. Believable storyline. Emotional and in some places edged

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Great read

I was gripped and couldn’t stop reading. Very easy read. Great War time story. Very well read.

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like "call the midwife" during the war

I found some of the chapters confusing ..were they past or future...but maybe my attention wandered. it was very good at conjuring images without being gross or crude. just very real. I like the call the midwife books and I kept thinking that it was the main charecter reading it as a young girl not as the older one. she has a lovely voice. it is mostly very sad subject and very hard reality but the way its written and read does not add anything bleak or morose to it. the bright voice and good story makes it very engaging despite the harsh backdrop.

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Good read .What women will do for there babys in war time .Fill so sorry for them .

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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this

It's a pretty good story with some extraordinary detail, I was amazed at how quickly I got drawn into the story and I really enjoyed it. The romance felt slightly underdeveloped and rushed but otherwise I would recommend.

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Revealing other sides of the story

I had been reading several of the 2WW stories, this one is different since it will give the perspective about Germans living on a Nazi Germany and be a hostage in your own country.
Very interesting perspective that opens your mind that in both side there will always be good people and bad people.

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It was an easy read

Well narrated and definitely had something The medical facts where definitely written with sound midwifery knowledge the story was a bit lame.

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I lost interest to the end.

The narrator gave the same frvolous voice to all female characters making it difficult to imagine the character in your mind because the voice didnt agree with the character's personality.