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Ellie Midwood is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning historical fiction author. She owes her interest in the history of the Second World War to her grandfather, Junior Sergeant in the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the First Belorussian Front, who began telling her about his experiences on the frontline when she was a young girl. Growing up, her interest in history only deepened and transformed from reading about the war to writing about it. After obtaining her BA in Linguistics, Ellie decided to make writing her full-time career and began working on her first full-length historical novel, "The Girl from Berlin." Ellie is continuously enriching her library with new research material and feeds her passion for WWII and Holocaust history by col ...more

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Ellie Midwood Hi, Alison! Thank you for your question. I've always been interested in WWII history, but the research for these particular series I started doing…moreHi, Alison! Thank you for your question. I've always been interested in WWII history, but the research for these particular series I started doing around February 2015 and started working on the first book in the end of May I believe. Right now the third one is being edited and I'm expecting to have it released at the beginning of December, so it took me about 6 months to finish three books:)(less)
Ellie Midwood Hi Mary! Aww, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of my books! Thank you so, so much for reading them - I really appreciate it!
Yes, Book 3 in…more
Hi Mary! Aww, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of my books! Thank you so, so much for reading them - I really appreciate it!
Yes, Book 3 in The Indigo Rebels series is definitely coming! I have another project (also a WWII novel which will be set on the Eastern Front) which will be released sometime in January, and right after that, I'll immediately start working on the last book in the French Resistance series.
Thank you so much again for your question and for your kind words! You made my day today!:)

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No Woman's Land by Ellie Midwood
"A Nazi concentration camp is an unlikely place for two people to find love, however , more unlikely is the love between a Nazi officer and a Jewish girl. This is the story of Willie and Ilse. Willie is a reluctant Nazi in that he does not believe..." Read more of this review »
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"A new standalone novel taking place during the Holocaust.

In this story we follow Ilse who after a mostly carefree childhood is shipped off with her family to Minsk Ghetto. It shows the absolute horrors of life in the ghetto, but also that love and..." Read more of this review »
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Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust by Sonja M. Hedgepeth
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This is actually the second time that I’m reading this book. The first time I read it while doing research for my Holocaust novel which deals with the same subject and I remember how profoundly it affected me back then. The subject is still taboo. No ...more
Killing the Hangman by Ellie Midwood
"Intense historical drama that reads like a thriller...

I have always been a fan of history and historic fiction. Ms. Midwood has crafted a tale that reads like a thriller, however keeps the historical data in tact. World War 2 has always been an in..." Read more of this review »
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"When you flunk high school history, it’s a sure sign history isn’t your thing. But then, along comes an incredible book like No Woman’s Land, a novel based on the Holocaust by Ellie Midwood, and even a non-history fan like me is unable to put it d..." Read more of this review »
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Well… this was certainly… interesting. o_O Don’t get me wrong, the book is great and what I’m referring to as “interesting” is not the book itself but Dr. Black’s views on science (or extremely perverted pseudo-science, I should say). The book is abo ...more
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“Changing Angels” was both tragic and inspiring, romantic and devastating. From page one I couldn’t help but sympathize with the two central characters, Faith and Jake, whose paths in life seemed to have crossed for a reason. Neither had it easy in t ...more
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I was really hesitant about writing this review. See, I’m a huge fan of Alan Furst and his writing style but when I finished “Night Soldiers” I was actually glad that it wasn’t my first book of his that I read because most likely I wouldn’t be checki ...more
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Honesty in World War 2 by Chris-Jean Clarke
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“Honesty in WW2” is a story which takes place in Great Britain in 1944. Here, at the train station, amid panicked parents rushing to take their children to the safety of the countryside as V1 bombs start raining on the UK, we first meet several of th ...more
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“Six month of sitting home, six month of doing absolutely nothing but watching TV, going out, sleeping, getting drunk and sleeping again. Oh no, wait, I was busy with something, I was doing some renovations in my new apartment. Which legally became mine only a month ago. Yep, that's what all my life has been about, spontaneous decisions and living in the moment. Because right now technically I'm a 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Russia, four years in New York, no papers, no work authorization, no work itself. Only a crazy life filled with restaurants, shops, beauty salons, clubs and restaurants again. How is it all possible? Very simple. I used to be a stripper.”
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“Today they’re ordering you to marry, tomorrow they’ll hand you a machine gun and order you to start shooting people randomly, how about that?”
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“It was so easy to decide their fate, when they were nothing more than numbers on the sheets, presented to us for a signature by our adjutants. Now they were real people, with broken lives, torn families, and memories which would haunt them for the rest of their lives.”
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Alison Brodie I recommend "After the Fire, a still small voice" by Evie Wyld. Also "Back Roads" by Tawni O'Dell (which I've just discovered is being made into a movie).


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