Review: Daughter of the Reich

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Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

Cover: Daughter of the Reich1930s Germany. A daughter of an SS officer and a Jewish boy become entangled in an affair that alters their lives.  Walter Keller once saved Htty Heinrich’s life when she was a child.  He also used to be her brother’s best friend. But things changed when Hetty’s father became a high-ranking SS officer in charge of a newspaper, things are never again the same. Klas Heinrich immediately cuts ties with Walter. Hetty goes years without seeing Walter again until a chance encounter one day. Soon, they knowingly break laws and find ways to meet. What will happen to them?

Though there is a love story to this novel, the heart of it is in Hetty’s personal struggles. She first strives to be a dutiful daughter, both of her father and of the Reich. But Hetty is observant, so little by little she starts…

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