Friday, October 20, 2023



Kitty Larsson spent many years as an undercover agent for the British and had seen so much life loss over the years.  When she is captured and her husband Edgar is missing she feels helpless.  She is told by the Nazis that they will surely kill him if she does not cooperate and do exactly as they say.  Kitty doesn’t trust the Nazis at all, is Edgar still alive, or are they using her to get what they want?  She knows in her heart that she cannot give up and she must hold on to the hope of knowing that one day she will see Edgar once again.

The American Wife’s Secret  written by author Chrystyna Lucy’s-Berger is a wonderful continuation to the series The Diplomat’s Wife.  This heartbreaking, outstanding story was unputdownable for me.  I couldn’t stop reading until I got to the very last page.  This story had my heart racing and my tears flowing.  I loved the character of Kitty so much, she was completely relatable.  The sacrifices that she and her husband Edgar made were devastating and I couldn’t imagine how difficult their decisions were.  I loved this series from start to finish.  This book can be read as a standalone, but my suggestion is to read the entire series.  I highly recommended this phenomenal story.




Author:  Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 20, 2023 
Pages: 375 

Kitty held her husband close to her chest, covering his beloved body with her own. She called for help, but none came. She stared down at the face she loved so well. “Edgar! Don’t go, my darling, not now. Not after all we’ve been through… please don’t leave me here alone…”

1944. Beautiful American Kitty Larsson knows better than most that fighting the Nazis comes at a price. She’s spent years working undercover as an agent for the British and knows that doing what is right could cost her everything…

When Kitty is captured during a mission and her true identity is revealed, she learns her beloved husband, 
, has gone missing. The Gestapo tell her they have him, and that his life is in her hands. If she doesn’t cooperate, he will die and her worst fears will be realized. If they are telling the truth, Kitty’s secrets might be enough to save the man she loves… But what if they are lying?

Fueled by her desire to do what is right, but also to save the man she loves, Kitty knows that she won’t be able to rest until she can escape and find Edgar. Because surely, somewhere out there, he is still alive…

As the war rages, Kitty tries to think of a plan. Surely this isn’t where it all ends? She needs to know whether Edgar is safe, and to hold him in her arms once again. But, to do that, will Kitty finally have to make the ultimate sacrifice?


Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger was born in Minnesota in 1969. A first-generation American of Ukrainian immigrants, she grew up in the culture-rich neighborhood of “Nordeast” Minneapolis. Inspired by her second-grade teacher, her writing career began with short stories, then morphed into travel narratives, and eventually novels. She has worked as a journalist and as a managing editor for a magazine publisher before jumping the editor’s desk and pursuing her dreams of writing and traveling. In 2000, she moved to western Austria and established her own communications training company. She has won several awards for her short stories and novels and now primarily writes historical fiction.

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