Try our Advanced Book Search
Advanced Book Search
Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating).
If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith")
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Steel's latest, a journey into the
In Summer 1915, 20-year-old Beata Wittgenstein meets French officer Antoine de Vallerand while vacationing with her family in Switzerland. Because Antoine is Catholic and Beata is Jewish, both their families disown them when they decide to marry and settle in Germany.
Hitler continues to rise in power and persecute the Jewish people, Beata's family among them. Beata remains estranged from her family, builds a new life with Antoine and converts to Catholicism, the faith in which they raise their daughters. Their eldest, Amadea, decides to join an order of Carmelite nuns, but she, Beata and sister Daphne remain in danger because of their Jewish heritage.
Amadea joins the French Resistance. While working undercover with charismatic British colonel Rupert Montgomery, Amadea begins to fall in love with him, leading her to doubt her desire to take her final vows as a nun.
Entrancing and masterfully
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Published: November 2004