Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem


Adolf Hitler is still a distant rumble on the horizon, but a Jewish spymaster and his courageous spies uncover a storm of Nazi terror in their own backyard.

In the summer of 1933, a man named Adolf Hitler is the new and powerful anti-Semitic chancellor of Germany. But in Los Angeles, no-nonsense secretary Liesl Weiss has concerns much closer to home. The Great Depression is tightening its grip and Liesl is the sole supporter of two children, an opinionated mother, and a troubled brother.

Leon Lewis is a Jewish lawyer who has watched Adolf Hitler’s rise to power―and the increase in anti-Semitism in America―with growing alarm. He believes Nazi agents are working to seize control of Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine the world has ever known. The trouble is, authorities scoff at his dire warnings.

When Liesl loses her job at MGM, her only choice is to work with Leon Lewis and the mysterious Agent Thirteen to spy on her friends and neighbors in her German American community. What Leon Lewis and his spies find is more chilling―and more dangerous―than any of them suspected.

Code Name Edelweiss is based on a true story, unknown until recent years: How a lone Jewish lawyer and a handful of amateur spies discovered and foiled Adolf Hitler’s plan to take over Hollywood.



About The Author

Stephanie Landsem writes historical fiction for women, about women. Her newest novel, In A Far-Off Land, is a story of murder, romance, and mercy set in the glamorous era of 1930s Hollywood:

Mina is in a real jam. She ran away to Hollywood, sure she could make it big, save the family farm, and make up for everything. Instead, she wakes up next to a dead leading man and is framed for murder.

Stephanie's biblical fiction, the Living Water Series, tells the stories of women of the Bible who transformed by their encounters with Jesus.

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My Review


The author gives a story of some very brave people, yes these are fictional, but the story is based on fact, and that is scary!

So much hate for a group of people, and the evil in Europe has infiltrated the US shores. This story takes place in 1933 Los Angeles, CA, but as we read it is happening in other cities!

The author gives us people. some by accident, that end up infiltrated these radicals, and we are there to hope they are able to thwart the evil.

What a page turner this read was, and often with my heart in my throat, but I was looking for answers. and they do come, but are they the way you want them to turn out?

So glad to read this story, and hopefully it will wake people up! We need never forget! Thank you Stephanie Landsem I will be looking for more reads from you!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Tyndale, and was not required to give a positive review.  

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