The Munich Girl

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The Munich Girl

The Munich Girl Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father s war trophy portrait of Eva Braun Fifty years after the war she discovers what he never did that her mother and Hitler s mistress were friends Th

  • Title: The Munich Girl
  • Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
  • ISBN: 9780996546980
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father s war trophy portrait of Eva Braun Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did that her mother and Hitler s mistress were friends The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna s Plunged into the world of tAnna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father s war trophy portrait of Eva Braun Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did that her mother and Hitler s mistress were friends The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna s Plunged into the world of the ordinary Munich girl who was her mother s confidante and a tyrant s lover Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged With Hannes s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions Eva s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives As Anna s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.

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    1. Anne on said:

      Growing up in the Netherlands, where every first week of May is basically dedicated to WWII, and with parents who were both born during the war (my mother even before Germany invaded Holland), I thought I was pretty well-informed on the topic. I studied History for two years in which, again, a lot of WWII was covered. Then I started reading this book and realized I still only know so little.I think I already knew who Eva Braun was when I was around 8 years old, but I never actually knew the face [...]

    2. Rachel on said:

      I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.My Review (may contain spoilers!):During my read of this novel, there were times that I wasn’t sure if it was fiction or not. The information spread throughout the story seems so realistic that you would think you were reading a memoir from Hitler’s time.Of course, I don’t know too much about that time period so I’m not entirely sure exactly how much of the information was true and how much was fiction. However, I enjoyed f [...]

    3. Lesley Hayes on said:

      I read a number of excellent novels in 2015 all of which offered various perspectives on the events of World War 2, and I learned much that I’d never fully grasped before. The Munich Girl is a highly original slant on what by the end of the year had become a story I felt I knew by heart. Not so! This took me into the very epicentre of what felt like the most taboo of places – the relationship between Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. The novel was sent to me as a gift, and what an amazing gift it [...]

    4. Meg - A Bookish Affair on said:

      3.5 stars. In "The Munich Girl," Anna loses her mother in the mid-nineties and becomes keenly interested in learning more about her mother's life in Germany in World War II. Although Anna was incredibly close to her mother, she knows very little about her life in her younger years. As Anna begins to put the pieces together, she realizes that her mother knew Eva Braun (yes, that one), whose portrait hung above their table at home throughout Anna's life. Anna thought the portrait was simply war bo [...]

    5. Teddy on said:

      Anna Dahlberg’s mother, Peggy has asked her to come over to talk. She has something important to tell her. However, Peggy dies before Anna can get there. What did she want to tell her? Not long after, Anna moved into her mother’s house with her husband, Lowell. Lowell has been writing a book about Hitler and also owns a magazine called “The Fighting Chance”. Although Anna has a job lined up, Lowell demands that she write some articles for the magazine to help the promotion of his upcomin [...]

    6. Eric Mondschein on said:

      Phyllis Ring in 'The Munich Girl' masterfully weaves an intriguing story that draws the reader in wanting to know more as each page is turned and soon you discover that it is both a mystery and a love story. It is a story of a woman’s quest to discover why there was a portrait of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s mistress, hanging on the wall in her family’s dining room and just what connection if any, Braun had with her family. The story introduces us to Eva Braun and the time just before and dur [...]

    7. Yvonne (It's All About Books) on said:

      Finished reading: June 16th 2016"Exiting onto the street, I heard a chorus of bells from three churches, then saw the blood-red banners with their dark Swastikas everywhere I turned. I'm accustomed to this in Berlin, but seeing them on these lovely old façades is like finding graffiti scrawled on my grandmother's house. The Nazis are relentless with this display, like dogs marking territory."*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***(vie [...]

    8. Susanne Weigand on said:

      An uplifting (and in parts sad) storyBear with me when I am talking about myself. I am German and both my parents have lived through WWII and it was something we often talked about in my family. And in my time at school we were taught a lot about the war and Nazism. Later I read a lot of articles and several books about this dark period of German history. But for some reason I always shied away from learning more about Eva Braun, probably because I couldn’t understand why a young woman would w [...]

    9. Barb Taub on said:

      With her new book, The Munich Girl, author Phyllis Edgerly Ring points out that an entire nation can’t be understood or explained with one label.She does this by examining the life of one almost-invisible woman: Eva Braun, the “Munich Girl” who was Hitler’s mistress from the time the seventeen-year-old girl met the man over twenty years her senior until their wedding followed a day later by her suicide at his side when she was 33.Although The Munich Girl has the feel of a memoir, it is a [...]

    10. Amy on said:

      The Munich Girl was a book I won in a giveaway, one of my favorite features on . The intent in the Giveaway program, is to hopefully create a buzz for the author. The problem becomes, what if my review is not stellar? I have so much respect for the authors who pour their time and energy and lifeblood into a project, and who can create a book. I so don't want to do anything that would inhibit a reader from choosing this book - after all, I am just one person with one opinion, at one brief moment [...]

    11. V.L. Towler on said:

      I am stingy with my stars because I believe people don't pay attention when they see five stars. They think, "Yeah, right," and they chalk up the exuberance of the rating to the relationship of the reviewer to the author.In full disclosure, I was given an advance copy of the novel for an honest review. It's not something that I am accustomed to doing, nor do I like the privilege, as it were, as one is inclined to not want to write anything disappointing about the author's work. I had already bee [...]

    12. Cynthia on said:

      I tend to judge a book’s ‘likability’ by the depth of the inner struggle I find myself to be in during the final chapters, or the lack of a struggle, as the case may be. It is the tug-of-war to rush to my little reading nook and devour the pages, and the slowing of my pace to postphone the inevitable ending, having to say goodbye to the characters I have come to know and to love. The latter is how I found myself during the final chapters of “The Munich Girl.” I was so drawn into the ch [...]

    13. Esther Bradley-detally on said:

      The Munich Girl Phyllis Edgerly Ring is a profound story teller, choosing to use flash backs to time in Germany before, during and after World War II. The Munich Girl is a tale of two young girls who meet one another at serendipitous times in their lives and sustain one another. The surrounding society is encased in secrets and mysteries and horrors from the ensuing war. The story reverts back to Anna and her relationships, and The Munich Girl leads the reader into layers of events, and reveals [...]

    14. Sharon on said:

      Actual 3.5 Review part of HF Virtual Book Tours with digital ARC provided by the author to participate in the tour with for my unbiased review.The Munich Girl is primarily a story of self discovery and the importance of being true to ourselves told through the narratives of three women from present day and 1940's timelines.In part, it tells the story of Anna Dahlberg, and her journey of uncovering the story behind her mother's portrait of an enigmatic pretty young woman.It is through her diaries [...]

    15. K.E. Garvey on said:

      The Munich Girl is a work of historical fiction that reads and feels like a memoir. So many of the story’s details are historically accurate that it is hard to determine where the facts leave off and the fiction begins.Beautifully told, and exquisitely written, each page unfolds like the wrapping over a gem. The settings are vivid, the characters come to life. It is a rather involved story between Anna’s existence with a narcissistic husband, the budding relationship between her and Hannes, [...]

    16. Irene on said:

      I loved this book! I am reading it a second time, feel like these characters are my friends or people I know.It is Historical fiction about Eva Braun (Hitler's mistress) but the author writes so beautifully and weaves the history and fiction together so well, it is sometimes hard to tell where one leaves off and the other starts. Very well written!A must read for all! p.s. I did not get this as a gift from the author! I read it because I read an earlier book she wrote, "Snow Fence Road" and love [...]

    17. Chris on said:

      It is the mid 1990s. Anna is stuck in a loveless and childless marriage with Lowell. In the New Hampshire house left to her by her mother she feels like a mere adjunct to his academic life, his forthcoming study on the Second World War and his publishing business which issues The Fighting Chance, a military history magazine. An adjunct, that is, until he invites her to contribute an article about Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress; it is to furnish the female angle for the forthcoming special issue [...]

    18. Pam on said:

      An amazing book based on true facts apparently about Eva Braun's life waiting for Hitler for years. Even though this was a novel it presented so many things I did not know about her life as well as what could have happened with true life-long friends she had during the years she waited for Hitler to declare his love for only her.Recommend this to any history buff who wants to learn as much about WW2 and the characters involved.

    19. Melinda on said:

      This was an amazing book. This story was wonderfully written. I loved the history of the book. I loved all the characters.

    20. Erin Boehm on said:

      This book is an absolute gem! I devoured it! I highly recommend it- esp forA summer beach read!!

    21. Rory on said:

      Phyllis Edgerly Ring is a masterful writer. In THE MUNICH GIRL Anna Dahlberg, who is the main character, discovers the secret relationship her recently deceased mother had with Adolf Hitler's mistress and eventual tragic bride, Eva Braun. Many will tout Ms. Ring's wonderful peek behind the curtain that was the Third Reich and Hitler leading up to and including the war years. The author does an artful job of weaving Anna's contemporary life into the suppressed secrets that were Germany during tho [...]

    22. Barbara Davis on said:

      I truly didn't want this book to end. The author skillfully weaves little known facts, a riveting sense of place, and layers of a historical figure we only thought we knew, into a richly detailed story filled with family secrets and a hard won journey of self discovery. Carefully researched and beautifully written, this novel has something to offer everyone.

    23. Susan on said:

      Insight into lives in Germany before, during and after the warSuch an interesting read from the point of view of a friend of Eva Braun's. Both women loved men who had very different but intertwined destinies. Brings to mind The Nightingale and The Secret Keeper. I enjoyed it very much.

    24. Nancy Stewart on said:

      An incredibly fascinating story about Eva von Braun. Is it partially based on truth? I would bet it is. I don't know much about her relationship with Hitler, as few of us do. If much of it could be true it is a very sad story about a love that never had a chance to live its own life.

    25. Darlene Franklin on said:

      A very creative story combining the life of Eva Braun and a modern day family. The author takes the reader to many locations hitler and Eva actually visited or lived in which encouraged me to further research to understand these locales. I plan on sharing this with my book club and thank Ring and for the opportunity to read this book.

    26. Linda Fagioli-Katsiotas on said:

      This is an interesting premise for a story, which is mostly told through dialogue and the characters’ internal thoughts and emotions. I liked it, thus, the 3-star rating. There is an underlying theme of women who divert their own dreams for the men they attach themselves to. One deliverer of this message is a man. “‘I watch too many women postpone their lives.’ He climbed out and turned to lock the car with an edge of impatience in his voice, ‘Accommodate what’s unworthy of their tim [...]

    27. Lindahawkes on said:

      I really liked the premise of this book. So much has been attributed to, and said about Eva Braun. I like this fresh take on her and the possibility that she did love Hitler. He was different with her. She didn't see him hardly at all, and had to reconcile her love for him over the things he did. Like the saying goes, you can't choose whom you love. I don't know if this novel is closer to the truth, or not, but I love the complexity of the whole thing, first page to last. It mirrors the complexi [...]

    28. Alastair Rosie on said:

      I approached this book with caution. I really wasn't sure about it at all because of the subject matter, I never had much time for Eva Braun but this is as much about Eva Braun's friend (Anna's mother), who had a painting of Eva Braun in her home. This story is about how her mother came to own that portrait, who painted it and what was her mother doing hanging out with someone like Eva Braun? The story begins with the memory of a plane crash that severely injured Anna and killed her husband, a s [...]

    29. Judith Baxter on said:

      This is another book about World War 2 and the legacies that outlast any war. This is the story of a Munich Girl who in fact, was Eva Braun Hitler's mistress and the friendship between two women that began as young girls and survived through all the barbarity and ugliness of war.We are introduced to the story by Anna a young married woman who lives in New Hampshire with a self-indulgent husband for whom she puts everything aside. After her mother's death, she finds a hidden treasure of mementoes [...]

    30. Heather on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Anna was caught in an awful situation: she was in a loveless marriage, her mother dies, and then she gets into a terrible accident. Just before her accident, and subsequent to her mother's death, Anna uncovers that her mother had kept a secret from her for her entire life: her mother was friends with Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun. This book follows Anna's revelations as she uncovers the truth, piece by piece, and layer by layer. An excellent work of fiction, that m [...]

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