Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (27)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I found this one in my Shelf Awareness newsletter last week and it sounds amazing. I have found myself drawn to WWII novels lately (must be my husband's influence) and this just sounds intriguing, gripping and so many other adjectives that I can't wait to get my hands on it!

City of Women by David R. Gillham
Release Date:  August 7, 2012

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men taken by the army, Berlin has become a city of women. And while her husband fights on the Eastern Front, Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.

But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former Jewish lover, who is now lost in the chaos of the war.

Sigrid’s tedious existence is turned upside down when she finds herself hiding a mother and her two young daughters—whom she believes might be her lover’s family—and she must make terrifying choices that could cost her everything.

Doesn't that sound really great?  What are you waiting on this week? 


Bookworm1858 said...

After reading Code Name Verity, I'm definitely craving some WWII HF; I love the cover for this one and the synopsis sounds interesting. I'd love to read a novel set in Berlin since I've read a lot more set in England/France/the US.


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