Wednesday, April 12, 2023



Germany, 1938: Edith and Julius fall head over heels in love with each the very moment they meet.  It was love at first sight, and Julius would do anything for Edith, including marrying her at the very first opportunity they have.  They are enjoying their new life together as husband and wife, with grand ballrooms and the high society parties for Berlin’s elite.  But when the Nazi’s begin to close in on the Jewish community, Edith and Julius’ life begins to crumble.  Edith’s brother Joseph enlists as an SS Officer and soon her entire family abandons them.  Edith knows she will eventually lose her husband to the custody of the Nazi’s, but she is bound and determined to protect him no matter what the cost is.

Wow what a whirlwind of a story.  I was so enamored with this wonderful book I can’t even begin to describe it.  First of all, it was completely unputdownable.  Do not start reading this book if you can’t finish it at once.  I completely lost track of time as I was pulled into this story, flipping through the pages at such a rapid speed, that I couldn’t stop.  This emotional book so descriptive of Germany that I felt like I was actually in Germany.  My heartbeat was faster and faster as my breath stopped completely while waiting to read what was going to happen next.   This phenomenal read will definitely keep your attention while cheering on Edith and Julius.  Thank you Marion Kummerow for a wonderful story of courage, hope and faith during one of the darkest times in history.  I was very inspired from beginning to end and I highly recommend it!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Marion Kummerow
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: April 11, 2023 
Pages: 286 
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Germany, 1938. ‘No,’ she cries out as she falls to the floor, fear clutching desperately at her chest, ‘They can’t have taken him, they can’t have taken my husband.’ As her tear-filled eyes dart wildly around the empty room, she realises she has no one to turn to. She is his only hope. But how can she possibly save him?

When shy, beautiful 
Edith first met Jewish-born Julius it was love at first sight. Julius swept her off her feet, whisking her from humble beginnings into the sparkling society and glittering ballrooms of Berlin’s powerful elite. It felt like all her dreams had come true.

But her perfect world begins to crack with rumblings of the Nazi party growing in power and influence. Every day there are new laws to strip Jews of their money and their freedom. And there are even more frightening rumours, of horrifying camps, and people disappearing in the night…

Then when Edith’s own brother Joseph enlists as an SS officer, and her whole family turn their backs on them, she knows that it is only a matter of time before they come for her husband. She pleads with Julius that their only chance is to run away and start again. Who cares about worldly possessions if they can still be together, their lives intact? But despite everything, he refuses to believe he is in danger.

Then one terrible night, the sounds of cries and breaking glass ring out across the city as the Nazis wreak their destruction. Edith’s worst fears have been realised— Julius has been taken.

For so long, Edith has led a sheltered life, secluded from the real world. But the only way to save her beloved husband is to defy the Nazis and put herself in grave danger. Can she draw on every bit of strength she has to fight for love and save him… or is she already too late?


Marion Kummerow is a USA Today Bestselling author of historical fiction.

She was born and raised in Germany, before she set out to “discover the world” and lived in various countries. After many years abroad she returned to Germany and settled down in Munich where she’s now living with her husband and two children.

After dipping her toes with non-fiction books, she finally tackled the project dear to her heart. UNRELENTING is the story about her grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought against the Nazi regime. It’s a book about resilience, love and the courage to stand up and do the right thing. Since then she has started writing the War Girl Series. Intended as a trilogy, she grew so fond of the characters that she’s now plotting book 12 in the series.

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