The Girl from Munich

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About The Book

The haunting bestseller about love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story.

Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever.

Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland.

But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte’s life of privilege and comfort begins to collapse around her. As Hitler’s Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior.

Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak of a country turning on itself, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for - love, duty and freedom.

Praise for The Girl from Munich

‘Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’ The Courier Mail

An epic tale, grand in scope. An intimate, emotional portrayal of one woman’s struggle to survive... Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’ The Weekly Times

‘An intriguing look at when devotion to a political leader turns to disillusion and dismay.’ Sunday Age

‘Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories … Superb and enriching’ Better Reading

‘A hauntingly romantic and gripping read … I couldn’t put it down.’ Style

‘You'll fly through these pages of love, duty and survival and join me in awaiting a sequel.’ Weekend Herald, Auckland

5 stars ‘Exceptional historical fiction … Beautifully written.’ Amazon review

5 stars ‘I got completely swept up in this story of love, duty and survival.’ Amazon review

5 stars ‘A fabulous effort from a debut author.’ Amazon review

5 stars ‘One of the best historical fiction books I have read.’ Amazon review

About The Author

Photograph by Tania Blanchard

Tania Blanchard was inspired to write by the fascinating stories her German grandmother told her as a child. Coming from a family with a rich cultural heritage, stories have always been in her blood. Her first novel published by Simon & Schuster Australia, The Girl from Munich, was a runaway bestseller, as was the sequel, Suitcase of Dreams published in 2018. Tania lives in Sydney with her husband and three children and is working on her third novel, Letters from Berlin, to be published in 2020. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (September 2017)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925596151

Raves and Reviews

‘Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’
 

– The Courier Mail

‘An epic tale, grand in scope … Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’
 

– The Weekly Times

‘A tumultuous journey across the country, from order to bedlam, and from naive acceptance of the status quo to the gradual getting of political wisdom.'
 

– Sunday Age

‘Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories … Superb and enriching’

– Better Reading

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