Well, Savvy Readers, as we approach week SIX of quarantine, we feel like we could use a good book more than ever. Truth be told, it’s been a little difficult to get into reading lately, but sometimes when you’re in a reading funk, all it takes is one great pick to get swept up in. Hopefully this week’s My Book Pledge Featured Read does exactly that for you!
This week’s My Book Pledge Featured Read is the perfect read for fans of The Alice Network, The Huntress, or The Lost Girls of Paris! Anika Scott‘s The German Heiress is an immersive, heart-pounding debut about a German heiress on the run in post-World War II Germany.
Clara Falkenberg, once Germany’s most eligible and lauded heiress, earned the nickname “the Iron Fräulein” during World War II for her role operating her family’s ironworks empire. It’s been nearly two years since the war ended and she’s left with nothing but a false identification card and a series of burning questions about her family’s past. With nowhere else to run to, she decides to return home and take refuge with her dear friend, Elisa.
Narrowly escaping a near-disastrous interrogation by a British officer who’s hell-bent on arresting her for war crimes, she arrives home to discover the city in ruins, and Elisa missing. As Clara begins tracking down Elisa, she encounters Jakob, a charismatic young man working on the black market, who, for his own reasons, is also searching for Elisa. Clara and Jakob soon discover how they might help each other—if only they can stay ahead of the officer determined to make Clara answer for her actions during the war.
Propulsive, page-turning, intricately researched, and expertly crafted, we think that The German Heiress is going to be the next big thing in historical fiction. Telling a story that is often overlooked in World War II fiction – that is, the stories of Germans caught in the crossfire of the war – The German Heiress is the refreshing, unique take on the genre that it needed! Be sure to add The German Heiress to your My Book Pledge shelf today!