Daughter of the Reich: A Novel

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As the dutiful daughter of a high-ranking Nazi officer, Hetty Heinrich is keen to play her part in the glorious new Thousand-Year Reich. But all she believes and knows come into stark conflict when she encounters Walter, a Jewish friend from the past, who stirs dangerous feelings in her. Confused and conflicted, Hetty doesn’t know where she can turn or whom she can trust, especially when she discovers that somebody has been watching her. With the rising tide of antisemitism, Hetty and Walter must take extreme measures to hide their secret love affair. Will the steady march of dark forces destroy Hetty’s universe, or can love ultimately triumph?

By far, Daughter of The Reich is one of the most unique World War II stories that I have read, and in full honesty, I couldn’t help but love the story; from the aspect of forbidden love between Hetty and Walter to the setting (especially since the story takes place in the two years leading up to the war), which shows the reader a glimpse into how humans, during dire times, can be pushed into horrible things, thinking that what they do is good. Daughter of the Reich is a beautifully written story, filled with some hard to swallow pills, but nonetheless, it is a beautiful story—a story in which you wouldn’t want to put down until the end.


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Author Louise Fein
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 560 pages
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date 2020-05-12
ISBN 9780062964052
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Issue May 2020
Category Historical Fiction
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