Fraulein M.

Fraulein M BERLIN Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage Berni and Grete Metzger are each other s whole world That is until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy splendid and violent Weimar Berl

  • Title: Fraulein M.
  • Author: CarolineWoods
  • ISBN: 9781507200230
  • Page: 452
  • Format: ebook
  • BERLIN, 1931 Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other s whole world That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar Berlin Berni becomes a cigarette girl, a denizen of the cabaret scene alongside her transgender best friend, who is considering a risky gender reassignment surgery Meanwhile GBERLIN, 1931 Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other s whole world That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar Berlin Berni becomes a cigarette girl, a denizen of the cabaret scene alongside her transgender best friend, who is considering a risky gender reassignment surgery Meanwhile Grete is hired as a maid to a Nazi family, and begins to form a complicated bond with their son As Germany barrels toward the Third Reich and ruin, one of the sisters must make a devastating choice SOUTH CAROLINA, 1970 With the recent death of her father, Janeen Moore yearns to know about her family history, especially the closely guarded story of her mother s youth in Germany One day she intercepts a letter intended for her mother a confession written by a German woman, a plea for forgiveness What role does Janeen s mother play in this story, and why does she seem so distressed by recent news that a former SS officer has resurfaced in America Fraulein M abounds with hidden identities and family secrets With its multilayered exploration of family ties, hard choices, and the weight of history in our lives, the novel shines light on a brilliant new voice.
    Frulein M by Caroline Woods Fraulein M is an excellent, easy read piece of historical fiction about the lives of two orphaned sisters The story is told back and forth between era and that involves the Nazi regime and a gentle touch on SS activities. Fraulein M Caroline Woods Books Mar , Fraulein M is definitely unique in its backstory, especially the underground counter culture that we don t get to hear a lot about from most fiction works on the subject I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the writing.I enjoyed the read, but felt like the ending fell flat, or maybe rushed is Fraulein M by Caroline Woods, Paperback Barnes Noble Jan , Frulein M is an exciting and suspenseful novel I didn t want to put it down I really enjoyed the characters and I was captivated by the lives of Berni Fraulein M Book by Caroline Woods Official Publisher Frulein M abounds with hidden identities and family secrets With its multilayered exploration of family ties, hard choices, and the weight of history in our lives, the novel shines light on a brilliant new voice. Fraulein M Kindle edition by Caroline Woods Literature Mar , Fraulein M is definitely unique in its backstory, especially the underground counter culture that we don t get to hear a lot about from most fiction works on the subject I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the writing.I enjoyed the read, but felt like the ending fell flat, or maybe rushed is Customer reviews Fraulein M. Fraulein M is definitely unique in its backstory, especially the underground counter culture that we don t get to hear a lot about from most fiction works on the subject I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the writing.I enjoyed the read, but felt like the ending fell flat, or maybe rushed is a better word. Caroline Woods Frulein M Gallery Books Simon Schuster is a debut novel about the end of the Weimar Republic as seen through the eyes of women both cis and transgender. Tyler Childers Fraulein YouTube Jun , Red Barn Radio welcomes Tyler Childers in a return visit of this Louisa, Kentucky based musician Tyler is an amazing performer, releasing his fist album at the age of , and a recorded live Bobby Helms Fraulein rpm YouTube Sep , Fraulein was Bobby Helms first release for Decca in Brunswick in the UK reaching on Billboard and on the country charts in the US, but did not chart in the UK.

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    1. This is, first of all, a fantastically written book whose characters will grow on you even if you don t really approve of their actions Even though it is written in the third person, this book will give you a great perspective into lives of many different people who try to survive in a tragic pre war situation in Germany Two sisters who have never been apart will be forced onto different paths One will stand with Jews and befriend a phenomenal transgender Anita, while the other one will become a [...]


    2. In brief A twisting and powerful read highly evocative of time and place 4.5 5.In fullThis book revolves around the stories of two orphaned sisters who are in a West Berlin orphanage and it starts in 1923 Berni and Grete are the sisters and the book looks at their lives over time from one or the other s perspective up until the late 1930s There is also a strand of the story which is obviously connected in some way set in America in the 1970s Over this time the two girls lives take very different [...]


    3. After five years of writing and a three year agent publisher search, I feel very fortunate to be able to introduce you to Berni, Grete, and Anita Enjoy I look forward to hearing your thoughts



    4. The Cigarette Girl by Caroline WoodsBrilliant The opening section of Caroline Woods novel is based in South Carolina in 1970 and Janeen Moore and her mother Anita are mourning the death of her father When a letter arrives for her mother, Janeen reads it and discovers that it is written in German where her mother was born Janeen responds to the letter pretending to be her mother Her mother s story is then revealed.It began in Berlin in 1931 when two sisters Berni and Grete are taken to an orphana [...]


    5. A story of the life of two orphan sisters in pre World War II Berlin, Germany Weimar Republic An easy read with a few interesting twists, plus some subject matter that is not normally discussed in the historical fiction that takes place during this era Recommend.


    6. I ve read a lot of WWII historical fiction and they all start to blend together after awhile, but this one stands out it comes from a different angle and is incredibly engaging I picked it up on a snowy afternoon then ended up staying awake until 2am so I could finish it I love historical books that jump to present time or near present time in this case and I appreciate that the author didn t just tie it up in a bow at the end but rather went a step further and gave us a little bit of a story t [...]


    7. I finished Fraulein M as the sun was rising this morning and when I decided to eat my lunch later in the day, I was kind of sad to remember that I had finished the book a few hours earlier Some books feel like friends, and this was one of them.I hesitate to call this a World War II novel because the setting is really pre World War II, but for the sake of the argument, this is different from other books set in that period of time This is wonderfully written and tasteful, suspenseful at times, and [...]


    8. Fraulein M draws you right into Berlin in 1930 during the rise of Hitler A suspenseful story unfolds through the eyes of two sisters thrown into psychological conflict amidst a rapidly changing and frightening German landscape Woods explores the increased pressure on the human psyche and moral dilemmas faced by those living in a world with significant evils The raw emotions and subsequent actions made by Grete and Berni are hauntingly relatable and shed light onto our own human experiences in th [...]


    9. I absolutely loved this book I usually don t read historical fiction, but after this I might have to often This story was impressively told and intricately detailed Truly examines the complexity of family and trust over the course of time Good work Caroline I loved every minute of it.


    10. Amazingly well written Such a fast read that kept me invested with each character and wondering what would happen next There were several surprises that I didn t see coming which I love I look forward to Caroline Woods next book



    11. A great read, featuring a side of the build up to WW2 that is rarely covered I loved the Sisters and I was routing for their bond to prevail Definitely a few insights into the regimes of the Nazi party that I was unaware of, including the Lebensborn Very informative and handled difficult subject matters with grace.


    12. A riveting debut novel that should be at the top of your to read list As the Dept of Homeland Security has been ordered to track and publish crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants and cries of fake news dominate present day headlines, reading Fraulein M in the context of our current American political climate was captivating, enlightening, and unsettling From the waning progressive years of the Weimar Republic to the rise of conservative Nazism, the struggles of Berni and Grete, two orphane [...]


    13. I received this book as a part of a Goodread s First Reads giveaway.Rating 5 5Fr ulein M is a historical fiction novel that follows the lives of two orphaned German sisters Birdi, the outspoken takes the bull by the horns sister, and Grete, the reserved sister with hearing problems The story describes the girls upbringing in Berlin, Germany during in the 1920s 1930s and all that they did to stay alive during hard times Later on the novel jumps to 1970s America where we meet a new character name [...]



    14. Two orphaned young sisters divided by circumstances beyond their control face hard times and harder moral choices in 1930s Germany, with a frame story in the American South of the early 1970s, where we learn what became of them Packed with unexpected social details, at points it is heart poundingly suspenseful, with some surprising twists.


    15. Excellent book There was never a boring page This is a kind of novel that you would like to slow down in your reading as every word is used properly to make the whole story right A powerful and incredibly moving novel, that once read is never forgotten I picked this book up partly due to my interest in WWII and I can t rate this book highly.


    16. Very well written with captivating sentences and an exciting plot A definite page turner that is both interesting and entertaining.


    17. Once upon a time there were two girls living in a Catholic orphanage in Berlin The girls Berni and Grete are sisters Berni is a rebel and Grete a frightened little girl with hearing loss A chance encounter in a store brings them to the attention of Sonje Schmidt who comes to take the girls away Twelve year old Berni jumps at the chance but nine year old Grete is frightened and gets left behind At Sonje s Berni meets Anita, a transvestite The girls work end up working together selling cigarettes [...]


    18. In this well written historical fiction piece, Woods presents the lives of multiple characters successfully by focusing on how their actions affect each other The novel flowed well despite the changing character focus Berni s transgender best friend was tastefully incorporated, adding value to the text Chapters were of appropriate lengths, which allowed for pauses during the reading This book would appeal to fans of historical fiction or women s fiction.Step into 1920 s Berlin to see protagonist [...]


    19. I found this to be a heartbreaking story about two sisters who grew up as orphans in Germany between the two world wars The sisters are separated, and Berni, the older sister, is alarmed by the rise of the Nazis and is part of the decadent scene in Berlin Grete becomes a maid for a German family and is drawn to the handsome young Klaus Through Klaus, Grete is sucked into Nazi collaboration.Anita, Berni s surrogate sister, is a fascinating and tragic character The story goes between pre war Germa [...]


    20. Two sisters start out in an orphanage in pre Nazi Germany The oldest one, Berni, is offered a job and housing by a Jewish woman, which she accepts, leaving her younger, vulnerable sister behind Berni befriends a transgendered woman named Anita, who is selected to have an experimental gender reassignment surgery Meanwhile, the younger sister Grete grows up, and becomes a maid to a Nazi family, who becomes involved with the son who rises in the Nazi ranks Can this sisterly bond withstand the harr [...]


    21. Stunning In Scope A Must ReadThe author sets out with what begins as a compelling, yet simple story of 2 sisters in a 1930 s German orphanage Berni and Grete are both well written from the outset and they cling to each other through the harshest of circumstances They leave the orphanage during the Nazi rise to power The author does an outstanding job of painting the time We see not just rampant poverty and unemployment, but also the avant garde social ideals regarding homosexuality, gender ident [...]


    22. Fraulein M is an excellent, easy read piece of historical fiction about the lives of two orphaned sisters The story is told back and forth between 1931 era and 1970 that involves the Nazi regime and a gentle touch on SS activities The two sisters were separated and forced to take on different paths during their teenage Secrets and suspense had grown over time between the sisters until 1970 I would recommend the book to any reader who loves well written stories.Caroline Woods is a talented author [...]


    23. Thanks to the author and for a free copy of Fraulein M This is a gorgeously written, compelling book about Nazi Germany and the complicated bonds of family Rich with historical details, Caroline Woods has created an immersive setting And she explores issues that I don t generally see in WWII fiction, such as the treatment of transgender people by the Nazis.In the current political climate, between debates over trans rights and what s going on in the states, this book is even poignant and terrif [...]


    24. I read this as a companion piece to Marlene by CW Gortner as it covers roughly the same time and place I enjoyed the first half of the novel but when it started jumping forward, I felt it became disjointed and therefore a less satisfying read.



    25. A new entrant into World War II fiction, Fraulein M tells the story of two sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage in Weimar Berlin, and the different paths their lives take in the early days of Hitler s rise to power Woods first novel is a story of love, trust, betrayal and eventual redemption It is a deeply satisfyi g read, and I hope the first of many.


    26. I loved this book I always gravitate towards WWII era books and this definitely did not disappoint Many unexpected twists I couldn t put the book down.


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