Sunday, August 13, 2023



Berlin, 1939; Julius and Edith lived a perfect life.  They were happily married and so much in love with each other.  They lived in their beautiful historic mansion enjoying the fancy parties and guests dressed in their finest attire.  But as soon as the war began, those days slipped away and the glitz and glamor turned into darkness and sorrow.  Julius loses everything he has because he is Jewish.  What little possessions they had left, they were forced to sell in order to buy food.  They scraped together whatever they could in order to survive.  Julius was able to avoid being captured by the Nazis but Edith is convinced that he won’t be so lucky a second time.  But Edith is faced with the decision of her life, and Julius will do whatever he has to to keep her safe and alive.

The Berlin Wife’s Choice written by author Marion Kummerow was a heart-breaking and wonderfully written historical fiction.  This author has an amazing gift of incorporating real life facts and teaching the reader through fiction story telling.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story.  My heart broke for Edith and Julius and the wonderful life they lived and were forced to give up.  This is the second installment in the German Wives Series, and was every bit as great as the first book.  This can be read as a standalone novel but my suggestion is to read the whole series.  Thank you Marion Kummerow for such a wonderful story, I definitely recommend this story.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Marion Kummerow
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: August 9, 2023 
Pages: 240 
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“I love you more than life itself. But you’re not safe. If you weren’t married to me, you wouldn’t suffer like this, terrorized by the yellow star on my chest. I could never live with myself if something happened to you—because of me.”

Berlin, 1939Edith Falkenstein once lived a fairytale life. Falling in love with Julius introduced her to a world she had only dreamed of. She wore the finest silk dresses to host parties in their historic mansion home.

But those days are a distant memory. Under Nazi rule, her Jewish husband Julius has been stripped of everything. Now the couple share a cramped apartment with other destitute families, and the priceless jewels that once adorned Edith’s neck have been sold to buy food on the black market.

Julius was lucky to escape being imprisoned once, and Edith knows he won’t be so fortunate a second time. The echo of boots marching across the city is a constant reminder of the danger they face. She begs Julius to flee the country, while they still can.

But as war rages across Europe, the journey will be fraught with peril. All Julius has ever wanted is to keep Edith safe. He knows there is only one way to truly protect the woman who stole his heart all those years ago—even if it means breaking hers.

Time is running out and Edith must decide: let Julius go or follow her heart and her husband into the danger that lies ahead…


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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