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The Soldier's Girl

(2018)
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France 1944 and the streets are filled with swastikas. The story of a brave English girl behind enemy lines, a German soldier, and a terrible sacrifice…

English nurse Sibyl Lake is young but skilled and confident. Resolving to do everything she can to help her country she begins to spy to support the French Resistance. She arrives in Colmar, a French town surrounded by vineyards and swarming with German soldiers, but her fear is dampened by the joy of being reunited with her childhood sweetheart. Jacques is now a French Resistance fighter, risking his life to free his friends and family from German occupation.

Sibyl’s arrival has not gone unnoticed by Commander Wolfgang von Haagan, the commandant of the Colmar region. She realises letting him get closer is her best chance of learning enemy secrets. Yet despite her best intentions, Sibyl soon finds betrayal does not come easy to her. Commander von Haagen is a soldier who yearns for poetry, music, something beyond the war, and Sibyl begins to enjoy the company of the man she’s spying on...

Determined to do what is right for her country, Sibyl knows what she must do. But will it put both the men she loves into terrible danger?

A beautifully written, heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of love and loss in a time of war. Perfect for fans of The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

What readers are saying about The Soldier’s Girl:

‘The Soldier's Girl is a gripping and heart wrenching read that I couldn't tear myself away from… A moving and at times touching read that will stay with me for some time.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

‘This book brought tears to my eyes and every chapter was a new twist to the story… I could not stop reading this book and I know everyone is sure to love it.’ The Lovely Library

The Soldier’s Girl is a captivating, historical fiction novel… I was wholly engrossed until the very end.’ Write Escape

‘I loved this book a wonderful and heartbreaking tale which drew me in; it has strong characters and a beautiful story’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A fantastic book. I also loved reading about the Alsace Region. Makes you think "what would you do in her shoes.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I really enjoyed this book and all of the characters. What an exciting book with many twists and turns. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Really enjoyed this book. Great characters, very well written and it was fascinating and informative with the Resistance theme. Highly recommend!’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

What readers are saying about Sharon Maas:
‘Wow! … Such a powerful story, so brilliantly narrated, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished … I LOVED this story so much. So poignant and touching and heartbreaking … All the descriptions are so visceral and beautiful. I loved this book. I lived it.’ 5 stars – Renita D’Silva

‘A powerful and emotional story … truly heartbreaking. The writing was so beautifully descriptive and at times I felt as though I was right there in India. Wonderful … truly stunning … I can highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Genre: Historical

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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel
Author(s): Sharon Maas
ISBN: 1-78681-681-4 / 978-1-78681-681-8 (UK edition)
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
Author(s): Sharon Maas
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
Author(s): Sharon Maas
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Title: The Soldier's Girl
Author(s): Sharon Maas
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel
Author(s): Sharon Maas
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU