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|Title||:||The Women in the Castle|
|Number of Pages||:||368|
|Category||:||Historical fiction, Fiction, World war ii, Historical, Germany, War|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Women in the Castle Set at the end of World War II in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined .
Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany s defeat Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once grand castle of her husband s ancestors an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband s brave conspirators to find and protect their wives her fellow resistance widows .
First Marianne rescues six year old Martin the son of her dearest childhood friend from a Nazi reeducation home Together they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin where Martin s mother the beautiful and na ve Benita has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers Then she locates Ania another resistor s wife and her two boys now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war .
As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband s resistance movement she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together But she quickly discovers that the black and white highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart Eventually all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before during and after the war each with their own unique share of challenges