What I’m Reading: The German Midwife

There’s a bit of a problem I have…I read a few Holocaust books and then most of the recommended books on Amazon Audible, are Holocaust books.  Well I’m in a hurry (or lazy) so I just grabbed another.  That way I don’t have to hunt for a book.  Thus all of the Holocaust books I end up listening too.

This one had a different perspective though.  This one is The German Midwifeby Mandy Robotham.

I very much liked the book.  If you are a reader of WWII books, this one is one you’re likely to find worth your time.  I listened to it over the course of about two days.  I did all that I could to find time to listen.  I was up early…I stayed up late.  I love it when I get into a book like this because then being it’s an audio book, I can get lots of work done as listen when I unload the dishwasher…when I fold clothes…when I sew.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
Germany, 1944. A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive.
But when Anke’s work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. Eva Braun is pregnant with the Führer’s child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife. 
Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice. Does she serve the Reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?“.

Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars.  I am going to agree.  I really found it to be a good listen.

I have to say…I liked this book so much that I went to see if the author has other books.  Her second book is coming out in June of 2020 and I pre-ordered it.  I think that is definitely a big thumbs up for this author and this book.

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