- Title: A Motherland’s Daughter, A Fatherland’s Son
- Author: Ellie Midwood
- Genre: Historical Fiction
- Pages: 414 pgs.
- Published: March 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5
Poland, 1939. A country, torn by the occupation of two unlikely allies – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. On the border of this newly divided territory, a young Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, Werner and a Soviet Military Interpreter, Kira meet and fall in love against all odds. Both forced into the military against their will, they wish for one thing only – a peaceful life together. Everything is set for Kira to defect and marry Werner… But the German army invades the Soviet Union, and now the two lovers are forced to fight against each other on the opposite sides of the frontline; trying to keep their humanity as more and more atrocities are committed by both armies. They have to decide if their love is stronger than the devastation surrounding them or succumb to the hate as sworn enemies should. Partially based on true events, this novel will take you on the unforgettable journey through war-torn countries, where hope can be lost in no-man’s-land, and one will have to go to great lengths not to lose sight of it.
Ellie Midwood doesn’t hold back in her writing. She does a ton of research on the historical aspects of her books so she is able to just weave the fictional storyline in through the real history. Those are the kinds of books I absolutely love. It really makes history come to life. At least for me.
Reading the heartbreaking emotions of Ellie and Werner as they had to go through the different aspects of the war was so hard. Even some of the small decisions they made were pretty life altering in our lives today.
All those small decisions that each of them made during WWII, that we read about were made by real people like this fictional couple. Real people had to live with the consequences of their decisions for the rest of their lives.
I definitely recommend you grab a copy of this book ASAP. And to help you out with your copy… Keep an eye out for a giveaway I’m having with a signed copy that’s starting later in the week!!!