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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 aro…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 T…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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The Violinist of Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood
"I loved this book. It’s based on a true story which made it more poignant.
Alma arrived in Auschwitz in July 1943 and was initially placed in the experimental block and after speaking to the block elder Magda Hellinger, she got her a violin to play. " Read more of this review »
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"Every book that I read about the holocaust leaves me both horrified by the injustice of it all and stunned by the sheer strength and determination that some people have, in spite of incredible obstacles. This book only added to my awe.

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"Every book that I read about the holocaust leaves me both horrified by the injustice of it all and stunned by the sheer strength and determination that some people have, in spite of incredible obstacles. This book only added to my awe.

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I’ve been a fan of Paulette Mahurin’s writing for a few years now and each time her new book comes out, I grab it right away. “Where Irises Never Grow” is another fine example of Ms. Mahurin’s literary talent. From the opening chapters, in which an o ...more
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“The Hope” is a wonderful finale to a truly riveting, meticulously researched series. With the German Army losing ground both on the Eastern and the newly opened Western front, the Gestapo increase their reprisals and deportations, and now, the brave ...more
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After gaining notoriety among true-crime fans after successfully solving a serial killer case, Theo Cray had been swamped with requests to investigate cold cases. When yet another man appears on his doorstep with a request to find out the fate of his ...more
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“We Will Not Be Intimidated” - with this headline one of the last issues of the Munich Post hit the shelves - an extremely brave act of defiance against the fascist regime considering that Hitler was already in power. The liberal Bavarian newspaper t ...more
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A great finale to a great series. Recommended to all fans of the genre!
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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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“Is it too much of a sin, my desire to be loved?”
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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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“They. His own superiors became “they” to him. The alien side, the hostile side. Somehow, in the middle of this war, he switched fronts without realizing it fully.”
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“he was a beautiful, almost breathtaking masterpiece of a man, in which some higher power forgot to put a soul.”
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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
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“Who would have thought that words could hold so much power, to stir so much hatred that it would eventually lead to genocide? I, for one, had always believed that we, the human race, were better than that.”
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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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