Monday, January 22, 2024



Julius and Edith’s only hope of survival is to flee their beloved homeland of Germany. They decide to sell the last of their belongings and make the exhausting and demanding journey across the border into Switzerland.  But when they are turned away at the border they are devastated.  Their only option is to return Berlin.  They share an apartment with other Jewish families and they fear for their future.  When Julius is taken by the Nazi’s along with many other’s, heading to the prison camps, Edith is terrified and heartbroken. Edith joins the crowds of women gathering outside the camps in protest.  She draws strength from the women that she has something in common with.  But her heart still breaks for her husband Julius, wondering if she will ever see him again?

The Berlin Wife’s Resistance written by Marion Kummerow is a heartbreaking and amazingly written story.  Kummerow’s stories are never a disappointment and are always filled with courageous and inspiring people.  The emotions and fear that the people experience in the story are always conveyed so eloquently to the reader.  This story will definitely make the tears flow so make sure you keep the tissue box nearby.  This is book three of the German Wives series but it can be read as a standalone.  This phenomenal story is one that I highly recommend. I loved it!


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Marion Kummerow
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: January 22, 2024
Pages: 295 
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The soldier looks her dead in the eye, his weapon raised. “You must leave now,” he warns. But this is her last chance to save her husband, and she won’t be silenced…

 Fleeing Germany had been Edith Falkenstein and her Jewish husband Julius’s last hope, selling their remaining precious possessions to make the gruelling journey. But to their horror, they are turned away at the Swiss border. Devastated, they return to the tiny Berlin apartment they share with other Jewish families, with its peeling wallpaper and bare kitchen cupboards. It is a world away from the heady glamour of their lives before.

Edith’s worst fears come true when Julius is brutally arrested and imprisoned alongside thousands of other Jewish men, destined for the camps. When she hears the news, Edith feels her heart crack wide open with unbearable grief.

But then she hears of women gathering outside the prison in their hundreds—wives and mothers from every walk of life whose relatives have also been taken. They are united by a single, desperate wish. She links arms with the woman next to her and takes up the chant.

Standing among these brave women offers Edith a flicker of hope. But can they really save their loved ones? And as Edith faces the lines of German soldiers with cold savagery in their eyes, will she pay the ultimate price for this small act of courage?


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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