Marion Kummerow has written several novels and today her Love and Resistance in WW2 Germany trilogy will be featured. Marion was interviewed on this site in January. You can read her interview here.
Though fictionalized, Love and Resistance is based on her family’s story. To quote Marion from my interview:
“The idea formed after reading the many letters my grandparents and great-grandparents left behind. It gave me an intimate glimpse into their lives and the struggles of ordinary people during the Third Reich.
It took me several years and a lot of courage to dig into their letters and the official documents surrounding their Resistance work. It wasn’t an easy task, and you can’t imagine how much I cried and laughed and frowned in the process. But I wanted to give them – and so many other unnamed heroes – a voice.”
***The final book in the Love and Resistance Trilogy Unwavering will be released this coming Tuesday, March 28th!***
This book is a must-read for everyone wondering how an entire nation could slide from democracy to totalitarian dictatorship ultimately killing millions of “undesirables” whose only crime was having a different faith, skin color or political opinion.
Berlin, Germany 1932. In a time of political unrest and strife, one man finds the courage to fight back…
Dr. Wilhem “Q” Quedlin, chemical engineer and inventor, lives for his science. A woman is not in his plans—nor is it to be accused of industrial espionage.
But things get worse from there.
Watching Hitler’s rise to power spurns his desire to avoid yet another war that will completely destroy his beloved country. Q makes the conscious decision to fight against what he knows is wrong, even if working against the Nazis could mean certain death for him— and anyone he loves.
Hilde Dremmer has vowed to never love again. But after encountering Q, she wants to give love a second chance.
When Q discloses his resistance plan, it’s up to Hilde to choose between her protected life without him or the constant threat of torture if she supports him in his fight against injustice.
She has witnessed enough of the Nazi government’s violent acts to be appalled by the new political power, but will this be enough for an ordinary girl to do the extraordinary and stand beside the man she loves in a time of total desolation?
This World War II spy story is based on the true events of one couple’s struggle for happiness while battling a war against their own leaders.
A pledge of love and hope paves the way for a tale of courage and resilience…
After Wilhelm Quedlin takes Hilde Dremmer as his bride, his heart is content and filled with love but his life becomes much more complicated. As he’s pulled deeper and deeper into his intelligence work, Q feels as if what he is doing, how he is contributing to the espionage of war, isn’t enough.
More than once he’s ready to give up, but Hilde urges him to continue, to stay true to himself. She quietly bears all the hardship that war has brought to ordinary people like them until one day the unimaginable happens and she too wants out.
But fate wanted them to stay and fight…
Suddenly inspiration strikes: Q devises a plan to cause a devastating blow to Hitler’s regime – assassinate a key player in his organization. One life in exchange for millions of lives saved. In Q’s mind it seems simple but war is always complicated.
Q’s plan may have a rippling affect that could potentially end the war and affect change around the world. But can he go through with it? Does Q have the courage to pull it off? Or will the looming fear that it will not only ruin him but also harm his family cause him to abandon the plan altogether?
***To be released Tuesday, March 28, 2017***
From inspiration to heartache, hope is fleeting as freedom becomes a distant memory…
Wilhelm Quedlin’s plan to change the tide of the war is thwarted when he is arrested. And, making matters worse, with the arrest of his wife, Hilde, the fate of their children is thrown into chaos. The situation is desperate and the circumstances become even more dire when Q finds out who was behind his capture and imprisonment.
Yet hope remains…
In the midst of their situation, Q and Hilde are encouraged when they meet like-minded political prisoners in the penitentiary and rumors of reprieval make the rounds.
Despite darkness and despair looming in the distance, their hope never fades.
Will they evade the inevitable and come out unscathed by the claws of the Gestapo?
***Be sure to look into this series to see what happens with Q and Hilde!