A Child for the Reich

One More Chapter: HarperCollins. Jul. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780008541972. pap. $16.99. F
A mother’s love for her child should never be underestimated. This is true of Anna Dankova, who is struggling to keep her daughter and family safe in Prague during the Nazi occupation of her homeland. Her husband and brother-in-law have joined the Resistance and she has not seen them in years, as she and her sister Dasa struggle to keep themselves, their children, and their mother alive. Almost all of their resources have been stolen by the Germans, and they have no income. They have heard rumors of the Nazis kidnapping Czech children who have German features to be given to German women and raised as their own. Anna and Dasa are not sure if these rumors are true, until a Brown Sister, a Nazi nurse, takes interest in Dasa’s children. Dasa’s response to the Brown Sister puts the entire family in more danger, and when Anna’s daughter is taken, she risks everything to get her back.
VERDICT Newton’s latest historical novel (following The Girls from the Beach) brings to light the kidnapping of Czech children during World War II. Readers who like this genre will enjoy.
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