What I’m Reading: The German Heiress

I was on my online library looking for books and saw this…The German Heiress by Anika Scott.

If you read my blog regularly you know that I am big into historical fiction and I appreciate books from the WWII era.  That is exactly what this book was so of course, I had to get it.


The book was very interesting and kept me on my toes for a bit as I didn’t know if the main character was on the allies side or the Natzi side.  I spent much of the book trying to decide if characters she interacted with sided with her or the other side.  Sometimes it was hard to tell until a couple of chapters went by and that kept my interest and kept me guessing.

The book kept my interest so much that I listened to it over the course of two days.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
Clara Falkenberg, once Germany’s most eligible and lauded heiress, earned the nickname “the Iron Fräulein” during World War II for her role operating her family’s ironworks empire. It’s been nearly two years since the war ended and she’s left with nothing but a false identification card and a series of burning questions about her family’s past. With nowhere else to run to, she decides to return home and take refuge with her dear friend, Elisa.

Narrowly escaping a near-disastrous interrogation by a British officer who’s hell-bent on arresting her for war crimes, she arrives home to discover the city in ruins, and Elisa missing. As Clara begins tracking down Elisa, she encounters Jakob, a charismatic young man working on the black market, who, for his own reasons, is also searching for Elisa. Clara and Jakob soon discover how they might help each other—if only they can stay ahead of the officer determined to make Clara answer for her actions during the war.

Propulsive, meticulously researched, and action-fueled, The German Heiress is a mesmerizing page-turner that questions the meaning of justice and morality, deftly shining the spotlight on the often-overlooked perspective of Germans who were caught in the crossfire of the Nazi regime and had nowhere to turn.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars.  I’d have to agree. The book was a little slow at first but once I got hooked, I was really hooked!

You can find the book HERE on Amazon.

3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The German Heiress

  1. Margaret

    Sounds like an interesting read. Talking to a friend and she said ” A Gentleman in Moscow” was the best book she’s ever read. That piqued my interest. Amazon has rated 4.5.

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  2. Sharyn Owens

    I’m reading a new series written by Iona Whishaw. Her character was a spy for England during WWII who located to Western Canada to begin a new life. There are about seven or eight books in the series and I am really enjoying the series. I hope you will enjoy this series.

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