WHAT READERS SAY:
The Suffering of Two Lovers
A Historical Novel of World War II, this is a very interesting love story of what took place in Europe during the 2nd World War. This is an historical novel of two romantic lovers caught in Hitler's take-over Germany; the beginning of horror in their freedom. Hitler declared himself Chancellor and formed a de facto legal dictatorship. All of the citizens became a suspect in their activities, and were arrested for speaking against Hitler's rule.
Frieda, a young American studying in Germany at the time fell in love with professor Dirk who taught philosophy in Munich, and they became lovers. They were unaware of the silent `Devil's Hell' now controlling the government.
Dirk's lecture became satire to the indifference of the Nazi ideals, and he was shortly arrested by the German intelligent. The couple's courtship and romance was swiftly cut short. Trying to find what happened to Dirk as a prisoner become adventurous and interesting. It was hard to imagine the suffering of the two lovers and their questionable final ending.
A Good Read!
Meet Adrian who brings us the story of Frieda de Vries, student, resistance worker, pamphlet writer, OSS translator as she navigates World War II, while trying to find a former lover who was taken to Dachau concentration camp. Her interaction with spies, military men, ambassadors and family make this a good read.
A Journey into the World of Hatred and Fear
This is the story of broken love and shattered ideals played out against the backdrop of a world turned up side down by the dark forces of hatred and fear. Marlene Joyce and Michael Charles take us on a journey into that world, Frieda’s world, where we meet a young American studying and falling in love at just the wrong time in just the wrong place. Frieda’s unyielding search for her lover intersects with life-bracing experiences through which she discovers the eternal power of memory and love. This is a compelling story told with elegance and grace, the very qualities young Frieda brought into her unimagined and unexpected life.
A Story of Hitler's Vicious Hounds
Everyone is rightly interested in the infamies of the Third Reich. This novelette tells of an American woman studying in Germany who saw the man she loved, a German professor, seized and driven away by Hitler’s vicious hounds into the oblivion of the Reich’s (or Nazi’s) concentration camp. Her story centers on her relentless efforts to find him both during and after the war.
~David G. Davis, Ph.D., Pastor and English Professor
Unusal and Very Interesting
I found the story of Frieda and Dirk unusual and very interesting in its historical approach. I learned a lot about what happened during World War II – how people were able to help many ways both in America and Germany. The romance between Frieda and Dirk was very frustrating, but you keep hoping up to the end that they will find each other. In today’s world, little is said anymore about the historical happenings of significance in our past and this book is unique in that respect.
This is a very interesting story of happenings in Germany from the perspective of a young, American student who went to Germany to pursue her Ph.D. The book is an easy read with short chapters and vignettes. Enjoy!
~Bill from Wisconsin
The authors present a vivid account of the political climate in Germany during the Nazi regime prior to and during World War II. The linguistic skills of the main character are utilized to a great extent both during the prelude to the war and also throughout it. The story is fast paced and held my attention as I completed reading the novel in almost one sitting.
The story is quite appealing to those of us who grew up during the time frame covered in this book. The search for information concerning the location and welfare of the main character's lover is extensive and covers many of the chapters.
The wartime activities of the main character also give us a brief insight into the roles that many women partook of during the war years.
Unfortunately there is no real closure in our heroine's search for her lover although it is a most realisic outcome considering the geographic and time devides she must overcome.
~Gerald D. Pruder
The story is based on a true relationship when an unsuspecting American student finds herself drawn into intrigue in Hitler's new Germany. It was the onset of World War II and the Holocaust.