Title: The Secret Society of Salzburg
Author: Renee Ryan
On-sale: December 27, 2022
Formats: Trade Paperback, Ebook
Imprint: Love Inspired Trade
Price: $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN
Description: London, 1933. At first glance, Austrian opera singer Elsa Mayer-Braun has little in common with the young English typist she encounters on tour. Yet she and Hattie Featherstone forge an instant connection—and strike a dangerous alliance. Using their friendship as a cover, they form a secret society with a daring goal: to rescue as many Jews as possible from Nazi persecution.
Though the war's outbreak threatens Elsa and Hattie's network, their efforts attract the covert attention of the British government, offering more opportunities to thwart the Germans. But Elsa's growing fame as Hitler's favorite opera singer, coupled with her secret Jewish ancestry, make her both a weapon and a target—until her future, too, hangs in the balance.
From the glamorous stages of Covent Garden and Salzburg to the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, two ordinary women swept up by the tide of war discover an extraordinary friendship—and the courage to save countless lives.
I decided to read this book because it is in one of mine and my son's favorite time period. We're both obsessed with WWII although for different reasons but this book touches on both sides of the War and the addition of art and opera made for an intriguing read. I enjoyed watching the story unfold and seeing two strong women during this chaotic time period. I also like that it is inspired by true events. I highly recommend this book for those who love reading about strong women, historical fiction inspired by true events and WWII era but I think no matter what genre you prefer should give this book a try! I received this book from the publisher and the review is my honest opinion.
About the author: Multi-published, award-winning author Renee Ryan grew up in Florida. She's written nearly thirty books in several genres, including historical fiction, historical romance and contemporary romance. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and a large cat many have mistaken for a small bear. To learn more about Renee, visit her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website, www.ReneeRyan.com.