When Hope Awakens


Original Title: Wenn die Hoffnung erwacht

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 480 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7645-0744-2
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: June 14, 2021


Lilli  Beck - When Hope Awakens


He makes her a promise: he will love her for ever and always be there for her. But then everything changes…

Germany, 1947. Nora's friend invites her to a German–American New Year's Eve party, where she's swept off her feet by the handsome US officer William. Nora tries long and hard to hide her passionate affair from her father, but when she becomes pregnant and William is ordered back to the US she has no choice but to confess. Her father is beside himself, but has a solution: a banker friend of his offers to marry Nora and cover the family's debts. Nora has no intention of agreeing to the plan. She leaves town with her son under cover of night and takes the train to Munich, where she meets a feverish and confused young woman in the street. Nora walks Celia home – to the villa of the wealthy Wagners, who mistake Nora’'s baby for Celia's son. It's a fatal misunderstanding, but one that Nora does nothing to dispel…


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