Tuesday, July 13, 2021



It’s 1946 and World War II has come to an end.  The aftermath of the war lives on and Kate Mancini, a war correspondent is in Berlin, Germany reporting her stories back to New York.  Kate encounters an orphan Mia Stein whom she rescues.  Kate and a fellow journalist Rick Shearer find a safe house for Mia to live.  The child was mute, but had an immediate connection with Kate.  Kate must return to New York but vows to stay in touch with Mia.  Meanwhile, Rick lands his dream job, but Kate is denied a job and is told to go get married and raise a family.  Kate and Rick find themselves traveling together, but when Rick is arrested and falsely accused of being a communist, Kate must do everything she can to free the man she loves, including finding Mia and asking her to help them.  

This was such a great continuation of the Daughters of New York series. The author does an amazing job of bridging these two stories together.  I really enjoyed the chemistry of the main characters, and the bravery that they had to endure in order to survive.  This was an amazing, emotional, well written, heartbreaking story of family, friendship, love and surviving one of the most difficult times in history.  

Thank you Ella Carey for another emotional and wonderful story.  The storyline was captivating, the characters were relatable and the story is unforgettable.  I highly recommend this series, it was absolutely amazing.



Rating: 5 out of 5.
Author:  Ella Carey 
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 12, 2021 
Pages: 324 
Buy on Amazon 

The truck stopped for a moment in the freezing, bombed-out street and Kate caught sight of a little girl in a ragged dress on the steps of a once-beautiful mansion. The child’s eyes were startling blue, a pair of endless pools, drawing Kate towards her…

1946, Berlin. War correspondent Kate Mancini is in Germany, reporting on the aftermath of the devastating war. For her readers back home in New York, she tells the stories of innocent families, trying to rebuild the wreckage of their lives now the soldiers have left at last. But in the Russian-held sector of Berlin on an icy winter’s day, Kate breaks all the rules, rescuing Mia Stein, a silent orphan who she fears will otherwise perish.

Together with her fellow journalist, handsome Rick Shearer, Kate manages to find a safe house for Mia before she returns to America and vows to keep in touch. Back home, the reality of post-war life for women is stark. Whilst Rick walks into his dream job, no newspaper will hire a woman. The editors laugh her out of their offices, telling her to get married and raise a family. Rick does all he can to support her, as she takes her first steps towards the new medium of television news, and their friendship deepens into something more.

Then tragedy strikes: Rick is falsely named as a communist sympathizer. He is arrested, blacklisted and faces prison.

Kate knows she must do all she can to free the man she loves. But that means returning to Germany, to seek out the little orphan girl who is her only chance at salvation. Kate and Rick saved Mia—will she help them both now? And even if Kate succeeds, freedom might never be hers when she returns home…


Ella Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen languages, in twelve countries, and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Melbourne with her two children and two Italian greyhounds who are constantly mistaken for whippets. Ella loves to connect with her readers regularly through her facebook page and on her website.

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