Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller, a talented young poet, is alone and
scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith.
As the Nazis rise to power, Ally knows she must keep her baby in the
shadows to protect her against Hitler’s deadly ideology of Aryan purity.
But as she grows, it becomes more and more difficult to keep Lilith
hidden so Ally sets in motion a dangerous and desperate plan to send her
daughter across the ocean to safety.
Havana, 1958: Now an adult, Lilith has few memories of her mother or her childhood in Germany. Besides, she’s too excited for her future with her beloved Martin, a Cuban pilot with strong ties to the Batista government. But as the flames of revolution ignite, Lilith and her newborn daughter, Nadine, find themselves at a terrifying crossroads.
Berlin, 1988: As a scientist in Berlin, Nadine is dedicated to ensuring the dignity of the remains of all those who were murdered by the Nazis. Yet she has spent her entire lifetime avoiding the truth about her own family’s history. It takes her daughter, Luna, to encourage Nadine to uncover the truth about the choices her mother and grandmother made to ensure the survival of their children. And it will fall to Luna to come to terms with a shocking betrayal that changes everything she thought she knew about her family’s past.
Separated by time but united by sacrifice, four women embark on journeys of self-discovery and find themselves to be living testaments to the power of motherly love.
About The Author
A story that spans decades and generations, strong women that give their most precious gift to others in order to save lives.
The story begins and ends in Germany, first with the evil that has penetrated Europe, and then the same in Cuba, ultimately ending back to the beginning in Berlin. Four generations, and we follow them and their hard decisions to choose life for their children.
Tough subjects are dealt with, and keep reading to the authors notes, some disturbing revelations are revealed, things that happened that most are oblivious to.
This is a page turner, some of the people in the path of these individuals are wolves in sheep clothing, sadly.
A read that although fiction, could be very true, and we need to not forget!
I received this book through Net Galley and the publisher Atria Books, and was not required to give a positive review.