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Summary

Germany, 1944. Gazing through the barbed wire, Antonia makes a vow: She will not let her family die in this camp. She will find a way for them to escape, to return to Ukraine, even if it costs her own life. The Nazis have taken everything from her, but they can never take away her courage....

Would you go into a prison camp if there was a chance to save your family? When resistance fighter Antonia’s beloved sister and her children are taken by the Nazis, she knows what she must do. Only she is strong enough to save the family who have been her whole world since she was separated from her true love, Viktor.  

As Antonia clutches her nephew’s little hand in hers, her other arm tight around her sister Lena, she knows she has made the right choice. And as the truck rattles towards a brutal labor camp, Antonia’s only thought is of how to stay alive, so she can escape and rejoin the fight to free her country. But with the brutal guards on the lookout for anyone who was involved in the resistance, she knows she can trust no one.  

As the freezing winter sets in, her older nephew soon falls ill, while Lena starves to give her children what she can. For Antonia, the only thing worse than watching her nephews suffer is seeing Lena realize that her child will die without help. She cannot let that happen.

With the risk of betrayal always present, she must rely entirely on her own courage and ingenuity to plan their escape. Out of the gates. Away from the Nazis. To safety. To freedom. And perhaps even back to the man she loves....

A heartbreaking, inspiring, and totally unforgettable story of the unbelievable courage and determination of extraordinary people in the darkest days of war. Fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Fiona Valpy, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be gripped until the final, heart-stopping conclusion.

©2021 Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Long-winded and tedious to listen to.

Lost track of characters a few times. Tried to listen to the end. Complex and a little disappointing.

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Another dreary complex war story

This was so tedious honestly l lost track a few times didn't grasp any of the characters not felt any attachment It was one of those books you can't quite ditch but breathe a sigh of relief when it's finished

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Wonderful story

I thought this was a beautifully written story with quite a bit of emotion. The author takes you on a ride and you think you know where you’re going, but then there is a curve! And another! And yet another! I was thoroughly caught up in it and will definitely be reading more from this author.

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