Online Book Club: September Announcement (The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck)

The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

I love a good WWII historical fiction book. I’ve seen good reviews about The Women in the Castle, so I thought we could all read this together for the September Online Book Club book.

Here is the Goodreads summary:

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, 20, 1944, 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 naïve 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.

Plan to join us in the discussion of The Women in the Castle on September 27 here on the blog and on Facebook.

Buy the book here (affiliate link).



About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.