2016 Christy Award Winner! (Historical novel category)
2016 Carol Award Winner! (Historical category)
All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselottes death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mothers mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany.
Thirty years earlier, Lieselottes father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career. Lieselotte is in lovebut her beloved Lukas is far from an ideal match, as he secretly works against the Reich. Yet Lieselotte never imagined how far her father would go to ensure her cooperation.
Both Hannahs and Lieselottes stories unfold as Hannah travels to Germany to meet her grandfather, who is hiding wartimes secrets of his own. Longing for connection, yet shaken by all she uncovers, Hannah must decide if she can atone for her familys tragic past and how their legacy will shape her future.