Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book Spotlight: Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini -- with Link to #BookGiveaway!!!

Yesterday, Jennifer Chiaverini's latest novel, Resistance Women,was published. I was lucky enough to be sent 2 copies and so I am going to give away the finished copy to one lucky reader!!! But just take note...the giveaway is happening on my Instagram pages!!!

I just finished reading this book and posted my review earlier today - you can find my review here.  

Read on to see what others have to say and then you can find out where to enter the giveaway below!!! 

Title: Resistance Women
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Published: May 2019, William Morrow
Format: ARC Paperback, 608 pages
Source: Publisher

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American—Mildred Fish Harnack—and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.

After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

What readers are saying:

“From the end days of the Weimar Republic through the rise of Hitler and the atrocities of World War II, four women boldly defy the Nazis, risking their own lives and those of their loved ones. Chiaverini’s latest historical novel masterfully reimagines the real lives of Mildred Fish Harnack, Greta Lorke, Martha Dodd… A riveting, complex tale of the courage of ordinary people.”--Kirkus

“Chiaverini offers an intimate and historically sound exploration of the years leading up to and through WWII… exceptionally insightful, making for a sweeping and memorable WWII novel.”--Publisher's Weekly

“Chiaverini never loses her focus on her four extraordinarily courageous, resourceful, yet relatable narrators. Chiaverini’s many fans and every historical fiction reader who enjoys strong female characters, will find much to love in this revealing WWII novel.”--Booklist


Giveaway Details
(US/Canada Only)

Thanks to the publisher, one reader will win a copy of Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini. To enter, please head over to my Instagram page to this post. The giveaway ends Tuesday, May 21st and is not affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.




  1. Sounds another brilliant perspective of WWII

  2. I don't often read WWII books because they're so terribly sad. I wonder if I'd like this more because it's a hopeful-rebellious theme.


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