Unrelenting - A World War 2 Novel about Love and Resistance in Germany
I'm proud to announce the first novel in my WW2 trilogy. It took me several years of hesitation before I finally started to write the first word, and nine more months to finish it. It definitely was a taxing journey.
You may know that this is the story of my grandparents who fought in the German Resistance. Unrelenting (Book 1) covers the years 1932 to 1936, book 2 Unyielding is published on October 15, 2016 and covers the years 1937 to 1942. Book 3 doesn't have a name yet...
Dates and events in the story are all based on facts, mainly taken from the many letters my grandparents wrote, but also from letters sent by their parents, official sources, and of course, by word of mouth handed down to me. I tried to stay as close to the facts as possible, but had to fill in the blanks with fictional side characters and events.
I believe the end result shows very accurate how difficult life was during those times and how one tiny decision could lead to a whole different path of life.
It's a book about resilience, love and the courage to stand up and do the right thing.
Here's the book description:
Berlin, Germany 1932. In a time of political unrest and strife, one man finds the courage to fight back...
Dr. Wilhem "Q" Quedlin, chemical engineer and inventor, lives for his science. A woman is not in his plans -- nor is it to be accused of industrial espionage.
But things get worse from there.
Watching Hitler's rise to power spurns his desire to avoid yet another war that will completely destroy his beloved country. Q makes the conscious decision to fight against what he knows is wrong, even if working against the Nazis could mean certain death for him and anyone he loves.
Hilde Dremmer has vowed to never love again. But after encountering Q, she wants to give love a second chance.
When Q discloses his resistance plan, it's up to Hilde to choose between her protected life without him or the constant threat of torture if she supports him in his fight against injustice.
She has witnessed enough of the Nazi government's violent acts to be appalled by the new political power, but will this be enough for an ordinary girl to do the extraordinary and stand beside the man she loves in a time of total desolation?
This World War II spy story is based on the true events of one couple's struggle for happiness while battling a war against their own leaders.