Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

“After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.”

I feel as though lately, a lot of the books I have been reading are all centered around strong and courageous women….and I love it! Resistance Women is a great novel. Jennifer Chiaverini creates characters with such truth and detail, you feel as if you know them! You feel like you are right along with them and hurt when they hurt. You root for them! If you love WWII fiction (like I do), this is a great book for you to read. It is a long but meaningful/enjoyable/informing read!

GoodReads Rating: 4

Page Count: 640

 

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