Title: A Motherland’s Daughter, A Fatherland’s Son: A WWII Novel
Author: Ellie Midwood
A country, torn by the occupation of two unlikely allies – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
On the border of this newly divided territory, a young Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, Werner and a Soviet Military Interpreter, Kira meet and fall in love against all odds.
Both forced into the military against their will, they wish for one thing only – a peaceful life together. Everything is set for Kira to defect and marry Werner…
But the German army invades the Soviet Union, and now the two lovers are forced to fight against each other on the opposite sides of the frontline; trying to keep their humanity as more and more atrocities are committed by both armies. They have to decide if their love is stronger than the devastation surrounding them or succumb to the hate as sworn enemies should.
Partially based on true events, this novel will take you on the unforgettable journey through war-torn countries, where hope can be lost in no-man’s-land, and one will have to go to great lengths not to lose sight of it.
A fascinating insight into love and war. When the novel begins, we’re thrown into the story behind a photograph and see our star-crossed lovers thrown together. In the beginning, everything seems straightforward, but as Hitler progresses in his Nazi regime, all bets are off.
I loved how much research the author did because all the details of the war, country, and situation were very realistic. The heroine in our story was brave, choosing to fight on the front lines rather than to hide. I can’t imagine how the story would’ve progressed with a different heroine.
While historical fiction isn’t really my cup of tea, I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.