No Woman's Land by Ellie Midwood
Publication Date: May 31, 2019
eBook; 368 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
“It was very dangerous for him, and he knew it. But his love for me was stronger than fear.” - Ilse Stein
This novel is based on the inspiring and moving love story of Ilse Stein, a German Jew, and Willy Schultz, a Luftwaffe Captain in the Minsk ghetto, who risked his life to save the one he loved the most.
When the last of the Jews’ rights are stripped in 1941, Ilse’s family is deported to a Minsk ghetto. Confined to a Sonderghetto and unable to speak the locals’ language, Ilse struggles to support the surviving members of her family. Befriended by a local underground member Rivka, Ilse partakes in small acts of resistance and sabotage to help her fellow Jews escape to the partisans.
A few months later, after losing almost his entire brigade of workers to one of the bloodiest massacres conducted by the SS, a local administrative officer Willy Schultz summons the survivors to form a new brigade. Ilse’s good looks immediately catch his eye, and he makes her a leader of the new unit and later, an office worker. Soon, an unlikely romance blossoms amid death and gore, moving a Nazi officer to go to great risks to protect not only Ilse but as many others as possible and allowing a Jewish girl to open her heart to the former enemy. Knowing that the ghetto would soon be liquidated, Willy Schultz swears to save Ilse, even if the cost would be his own life.
“We live together, or we die together,”
- an ultimate oath of love in the most harrowing setting.
Dark, haunting, but full of hope, “No Woman’s Land” is a testament to the love that is stronger than fear and death itself.
About the Author
Ellie Midwood is a best-selling, award-winning historical fiction writer. She's a health-obsessed yoga enthusiast, a neat freak, an adventurer, Nazi Germany history expert, polyglot, philosopher, a proud Jew and a doggie mama.
Ellie lives in New York with her fiancé and their Chihuahua named Shark Bait.
Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical Fiction category (2016) - "The Girl from Berlin: Standartenfuhrer's Wife"
Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical Fiction category (2016) - "The Austrian" (honorable mention)
New Apple - 2016 Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing - "The Austrian" (official selection)
For more information on Ellie and her novels, please visit her website
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Blog Tour Schedule
Friday, July 19
Review at Passages to the Past
Saturday, July 20
Review at Amy's Booket List
Monday, July 22
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Tuesday, July 23
Feature at Words and Peace
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Wednesday, July 24
Review at Impressions In Ink
Thursday, July 25
Review at Bibliophile Reviews
Friday, July 26
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Interview at Let Them Read Books
Saturday, July 27
Feature at What Is That Book About
Monday, July 29
Review at Red Headed Book Lady
Tuesday, July 30
Feature at Coffee and Ink
Wednesday, July 31
Feature at Broken Teepee
Review at Lost_in_a_book_reviewer
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No Woman's Land
No Woman's Land: A Holocaust Novel is Ellie Midwood's newest release. It is a fabulous read. Miss Midwood's talent shines through in this one. It tells the powerful story of the tragedies many suffered from the Nazis during World War II. It is, also, a gripping story of hope and survival.
No Woman's Land: A Holocaust Novel is most definitely a must read and I highly recommend it. I am giving it a well deserved five plus stars. I hope to read more by this author in the future. She has earned herself a new fan.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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