Ever wondered what it was like to grow up in Nazi Germany?
Darker The Night follows a young German woman from her days of playing with her Hitler Youth group through the realities of war.
The reviews have been outstanding.
“…a stunningly realistic, absorbing quality that will make it a powerful juxtaposition to Diary of Anne Frank, recounting the youth experience from quite a different vantage point and making it a special recommendation…”
Midwest Book Review-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
“Author Lisa London has done a fantastic job in creating a character in Hedy that readers will connect with, relate to, and ultimately care about very much. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is.”
Readers’ Favorite-Chris Fischer
As World War II progresses, Hedy Weiss wants to help her countrymen by becoming a physical therapist. Instead she is forced to work on farms, assemble airplanes, dodge bombs, and battle hunger.
With the war coming to a close, the pride she held for her country is shattered. Hedy focuses on her father's saying, “The darker the night, the brighter the stars”. With the Americans as their occupation force, she begins to wonder if the Counter-Intelligence Agent who keeps appearing in the strangest places may be her star.
If you are a teacher, consider A Complete Teacher's Manual for Darker The Night by Sabrina Beasley for assistance in using Darker the Night in a classroom.
A Note from the Author:
As I have traveled around the country signing books and speaking at book and civic clubs, I have been overwhelmed by my reader's own family stories from the World War II era. If you would like to share your family's story (from the Allied or Axis view), please use the contact form below. Each week, I'll select a story to post on the Darker The Night Facebook page.