Secrets of Sloane House

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Zondervan, Jun 26, 2014 - Fiction - 336 pages
36 Reviews

Gisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.

Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When the Red Army invades, they must leave their home to escape to safety in Berlin.

However, Ella is a nurse and refuses to leave, sending her young daughters with Gisela. During their journey, Gisela meets Mitch Edwards, an escaped British POW. She pretends she is his wife in order to preserve his safety among other Germans, especially one wounded German soldier, Kurt, who has suspicions about Mitch's identity. Kurt also has feelings for Gisela and tries to uncover the truth about her "marriage."

Their journey to Gisela's mother in Berlin is riddled with tragedy and hardship, but they strive to keep Ella's daughters safe so they can reunite with their mother. During the journey Gisela and Mitch begin to develop feelings for one another beyond friendship. They reach Berlin, but their struggles are far from over. Gisela and Mitch must learn to live for the day and find hope in the darkest of circumstances.

In this moving, historically accurate portrayal of WWII Germany, the characters learn that, even with destruction all around them, some things last forever.

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Review: Secrets of Sloane House (Chicago World's Fair Mystery #1)

User Review  - Zoe Jean - Goodreads

I really liked the plot but something kept causing me to mentally twitch as I read it. I finally figured it out, it is a so-called Christian book. Hmmm, that's all fine and good, except, when a person ... Read full review

Review: Secrets of Sloane House (Chicago World's Fair Mystery #1)

User Review  - Mayda - Goodreads

Sometimes the fanciest mansions hold the darkest secrets. Such is the case with the Sloane House. Rosalind applies for work there as a housemaid, hoping to discover the whereabouts of her sister who ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Shelley Shephard Gray earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education. Before becoming a full time writer, she taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. She started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular people in extraordinary situations. Her works include the Sisters of the Heart series, Seasons of Sugarcreek series, The Families of Honor series, Heart of a Hero series, and Secrets of Crittenden County series.

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