Sunday, May 05, 2024



World War II rages on across Europe and people are growing weary wondering when the horror will ever end.  Edith Falkenstein is over joyed knowing that some family members are saved from being transported to the camps, including her husband Julius.  But it is way too soon to let their guard down.  They must still fight to survive and they can never give up hope.  I loved the characters David and Roxi and it didn’t surprise me that they bravely joined the resistance.  As the bombs continued to fall from the sky, their life seems to get more and more dismal. But they hang on to each other and the hope of freedom one day.

The Berlin Wife’s Vow written by author Marion Kummerow is an amazing addition to the German Wives Series.  I was heart broken at the horrible conditions and the life they had to endure.  This gripping story was a fast-paced story that was unputdownable.  I enjoy this author’s writing style so much, she keeps me coming back for more of her stories.  She intertwines stories that are entertaining, engaging and inspiring, while educating the reader on the facts of history.  I love that even though it was a long time ago, there are so many lives and families that will be forever changed through all the generations to come.  May we never forget.  I highly recommend this wonderful story.  


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Marion Kummerow
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: May 3, 2024
Pages: 304 
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She kneels by her husband, his face contorted with pain. “You must get yourself to safety,” he tells her. She grips his hand tighter as a tear tracks down her drawn, pale face. “I promised to stay beside you. I will keep that vow to the end.”

Berlin, 1944. Edith Falkenstein weeps with joy when the crowds of brave women protesting on Rosenstrasse manage to save their Jewish relatives, including her husband Julius, from deportation to the camps.

Julius once believed abiding by the rules would shield him and his wife. But now he knows better: there is no such thing as mercy from the Nazis, and they must do all they can to save others. Their apartment, long stripped of its luxurious furnishings, might offer little protection from the frigid winter air, but it has become a place of secret shelter—though it puts all their lives at risk.

As bombs rain a thunder of devastation on the city and Soviet soldiers close in from the east, the Nazis have only become more desperate, and more deadly. For the inhabitants, their only option is to flee. But when another raid leaves Julius critically injured, Edith realises he is far too frail to make the perilous journey. She closes her eyes and prays for a miracle.

The final days of the war are here, but there is no cause for celebration in Berlin, where death lingers on every corner. Their love has been the source of their strength and survival all these long years, but will either of them live to see the end?


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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