Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
From Goodreads:
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.

A World War II story featuring a forbidden romance and Nazis and Adolf Hitler seems risky, which is exactly why I want to read this book. I look forward to reading it and finding out if all those risks payed off.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave links to your WoW posts below so I can check them out!

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  1. WOW, this sounds intense. What an interesting story to create out of historical people and things that existed, but didn't. Interesting. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  2. I totally entered the giveaway. Crossing my fingers I am chosen if not this will be bought by me!