Hi book lovers! If you love the Tattooist of Auschwitz as much as we do, chances are that you’re sad that you won’t get to experience this amazing book for the first time again. We are too, which is why we also shared out favourite quotes. Luckily, we found some amazing books that we love as much as The Tattooist of Auschwitz!
The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
Truus Wijsmuller “Tante Truus”, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life to smuggle Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to nations that will take them. Her mission becomes more dangerous after the Anschluss —Hitler’s annexation of Austria —as across Europe, countries close their borders to an evergrowing number of refugees. Truus must race against time to save children on a perilous journey to an uncertain future upon the last train to London.
Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini
After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, and her German friends risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime. For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within but when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences. Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil by sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.
The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham
Germany, 1944. A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive. But when Anke’s work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. Eva Braun is pregnant with the Führer’s child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife. Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice. Does she serve the Reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor
Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country’s most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Her world changes as she befriends Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network that publishes underground newspapers. Nazis track down their team and give them an impossible choice: turn the resistance newspapers into a Nazi propaganda bomb that will sway the public opinion, or be killed. The ventriloquists agree to die for a joke: while pretending to do the Nazis bidding, they publish a fake edition that pokes fun at Hitler and Stalin.
Home Front Girls by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other’s unwavering support. Filled with unforgettable characters and unbridled charm, Home Front Girls is a timeless celebration of the strength and solidarity of women. It is a luminous reminder that even in the darkest of times, true friendship will carry us through.
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Inspired by true events, The Lost Girls of Paris shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances
The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith
As the Nazis tighten their grip on Amsterdam, the last signs of the Dutch resistance are swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labor camp or to join the camp brothel. SS Officer Karl Mÿller arrives to camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. But then he meets Marike, changing their lives forever. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.
An Orphan’s War by Molly Green
When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband – she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London’s St Thomas’s Hospital. Maxine takes comfort in the attentions of a handsome surgeon, but Edwin Blake might not be all he seems. And as the Blitz descends on the capital, Maxine returns to Liverpool heartbroken and surrounded by the threat of scandal. When offered a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage, Maxine hopes this is the second chance she has been looking for. And one little boy in particular helps her to realize that she needs the orphans just as much as they need her.
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Bold and fearless, Nina Markova risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen Nina. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family that may threaten all she holds dear.
The Secret Orphan by Glynis Peters
As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer’s daughter, Elenor Cardew. Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose. With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love.
That’s it for now, Savvy Readers. We hope you enjoy these books as much as much as we do! What book would recommend to fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.
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