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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
A GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER
"Unforgettable" —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author

Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.
Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish—a fact that could mean deportation, or worse.
With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy.
Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.
"Riveting" —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author
"Harrowing" —Noelle Salazar, bestselling author
"Cinematic" —Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife
"Captivating" —Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan
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"Unforgettable" —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author

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Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish—a fact that could mean deportation, or worse.
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
A GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER
"Unforgettable" —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author

Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.
Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish—a fact that could mean deportation, or worse.
With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy.
Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.
"Riveting" —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author
"Harrowing" —Noelle Salazar, bestselling author
"Cinematic" —Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife
"Captivating" —Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan
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      • content: This audiobook, set during WWII on the British island of Jersey, is performed by Deryn Edwards. When Hedy escaped her native Vienna to find safety from the Nazis on a small island off the coast of France, she hadn't anticipated that her new home would be occupied by the Germans for five years. Despite being one of the few Jews in the community, Hedy avoids deportation by working as a translator for the German army and lying low. Edwards skillfully employs a range of believable accents and creates distinct voices for the characters, making it easy to follow the dialogue. Her narration highlights Hedy's daily fear as well as her deepening romantic feelings for a conscripted soldier. Vivid period details enliven the story. C.B.L. � AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine
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