Wanted by the Gestapo, Rebecca Bloomberg is on the run for her life. Sheltering in the home of a reporter who writes absurd lies for a Nazi propaganda newspaper is hardly an ideal solution. Irresistibly drawn to the man, she dares not trust him, until she discovers his journalist position is a mask for involvement in an anti-Nazi resistance ring.
Gustav Von Furst has done all he can to perfect his mask. Neither his family nor his close friends know the truth. Hiding a Jewish girl is the most foolish risk, yet there is something about her that makes him want to protect her.
Eager to forget the outside world, Rebecca and Gustav are caught up in a private world of forbidden passion, until unexpected danger lands on their doorstep and they are faced with a decision that will change everything. Will love demand a sacrifice too great to give?
Set in Berlin during the horrors of World War 2, this is the beautiful story of two young lovers who face more adversity and troubles than most couples. She's a Jew and he’s German. They've known each other for years but the heroine thinks that he's a Hitler supporter as he was part of the youth program when they were younger. In an atmosphere of intense distrust where every neighbor is suspect and no one can be trusted, Rebecca, the book’s herine, soon discovers the propaganda has changed Gustav for the better and they fall in love after they realize the misgivings they had about each other have been unfounded.
I give this book 5 stars because it’s a wonderful tribute to the people who risked their lives during the WW2 and for all those who died. Be sure to pay attention to the start of chapter one where the author uses a beautiful poem that was written by a young Jewish boy.