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The Girl Who Survived: Based on a true story, an utterly unputdownable and heart-wrenching World War 2 page-turner

The Girl Who Survived: Based on a true story, an utterly unputdownable and heart-wrenching World War 2 page-turner

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Author/Editor: Midwood, Ellie - -

YearMonthDay of Publication: 20210907
Standardized Book Category: Historical - General
Language: English
Page Count: 00264

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Germany, 1941: "We live together, or we die together." A novel that will stay with you forever, The Girl Who Survived tells the inspiring true story of Ilse Stein, a German Jew who was imprisoned in a ghetto--and who fell in love with the man she was supposed to loathe.

For Ilse life is unrecognizable. A year ago, she wasn't forced to wear a star on her clothes. A year ago, her parents were alive, not yet killed by their own countrymen. A year ago, she had her freedom.

Now, at the break of dawn, she steps off the cattle train into a Minsk ghetto. This is Ilse's new home: trapped by barbed wire, surrounded by SS guards she is forbidden to look in the eye, with no choice but to trade the last of her belongings for scraps of food. Sentenced for the crime of simply existing, she doesn't expect to live past the summer.

Yet the prisoners in the ghetto refuse to give up--the underground resistance is plotting their escape. Ilse's first act of defiance is smuggling from the munitions factory, slipping bullets into the lining of her pockets.

But this is just the beginning... When Ilse meets Wilhem, a local SS administrative officer, she never dreams that her greatest rebellion will be falling for him. Wilhem promises that she will survive, even if the cost is his life. But in a world of such danger, daring to love is the most dangerous risk of all...

Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and The Orphan Train will be completely gripped by this heartbreaking tale. Based on a true story, this powerful novel shows that love is stronger than terror, and that when life takes everything from you, death is not to be feared...

This book was previously published as No Woman's Land.

Readers love Ellie Midwood:

"AMAZING read! I loved this so much!... Sensational... One of the most inspiring love stories of all time... HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 100% 5 STARS!!" Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Oh, my heart!... Beautiful, chilling, terrifying, and hopeful... Midwood is a wonder with words--I am so in love... I cried, so have tissues at the ready!... I loved every second I spent with this book and cannot wait for more!" Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Soul-wrenching... I have been through boxes of Kleenex... Even writing this review I have tears." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I absolutely loved it!!!... Amazing. It was so beautifully written... Amazingly well done." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"One of the few books that have left me reeling for days. Talk about having a book hangover!... I smiled, I sighed with relief, I held my breath, I cried. This book gave me all the feels and chills. Hands down, a five-star must-read." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I can officially report that my tear ducts have run completely and utterly dry... Shattered my heart." Notablenoveles, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Wow! Just wow... Utterly heartbreaking... I'm speechless." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Extended search, New books, New fiction, Western and historical novels

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