The Secret Letter by Debbie Rix


The gorgeous cover and intriguing title alone pretty much had me sold on reading this book, but the blurb sealed the deal. I seem to be especially drawn to historical novels about WWII lately. What appealed to me most about this novel is that the two main characters are on opposing sides of the war. Imogen is British, Magda is German, and each are expected to do their patriotic duty.

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Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein


Friends Ilse von Fischer and Renate Bauer are schoolgirls living in Berlin as the Nazis rise to power. Swept away with patriotic fervor, Ilse joins the Hitler Youth Movement and encourages Renate to so the same—never suspecting it will lead to the destruction of their friendship and set a devastating betrayal in motion that will have repercussions on Ilse’s relationship with her daughter years later.

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Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen


Audrey Hepburn is best remembered for her starring roles in films—such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, and My Fair Lady—and for her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. But what is known about her life during the years of World War 2? In Dutch Girl, Robert Matzen reveals the terrors and triumphs young Audrey experienced during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank


73 years after her death in the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, Anne Frank remains one of the most recognizable victims of the Holocaust. Her diary was first published in 1947 by her father. Since then, it has been translated into 70 languages, and sold more than 30 million copies world-wide.

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