A sweeping international epic, perfect for all fans of Penny Vincenzi and Barbara Taylor Bradford
June 1909, in a large Berlin mansion, cousins Zelda and Vicky are about to meet brothers Berthold and Josef for the first time – an evening that will alter the course of their lives forever…Vicky Hudson is only seventeen when she marries Berthold and moves from her idyllic Yorkshire home to Berlin. She finds it hard to adjust to her new life, not least when she discovers that the family business she has just married into – Remer Steel – is producing weaponry for the German army. With the First World War looming, Vicky flees to Yorkshire with her children, leaving Berlin, and her husband, behind.
Striking dark-haired beauty Zelda Wallace is no stranger to marriage. Widowed at just twenty-one with a young son, she is eager to meld into Berlin's high society and sever all ties with her American identity in order to become a true Berliner. But beneath her exotic looks, Zelda holds a deeply hidden secret that if revealed, could threaten everything she holds dear…
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"An impressive, epic debut" (Daily Mirror)
"An immensely satisfying, sweeping saga …it is one of those engrossing tales that never seems to let up on incident as we belt through four decades full of fascinating detail, skilfully written. A book to curl up with and lose yourself in." (Sarah Broadhurst)
"Fans of Barbara Taylor Bradford will devour this epic as I did." (The Sun)
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
Good story involving many family members during the two world wars. Told in an interesting way by a talented narrator yet somewhat slow at times. What really surprised me was the end of the book, it just cut off suddenly. I had to check my library & the Audible site to make sure I had not missed downloading part of the book. I had not, it just abruptly ends. Strange, the author had gone to much work on this book, yet lost it in the end.
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