Blog Tour The Girl I Left Behind

Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, The Girl I left Behind by Andie Newton , which is being hosted by HFBT!

The Girl I Left Behind by Andie Newton

Publication Date: October 3, 2019
Aria Fiction
eBook & Paperback; 368 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

What would you risk to save our best-friend?

As a young girl, Ella never considered that those around her weren’t t as they appeared. But when her childhood best-friend shows Ella that you can’t t always believe what you see, Ella finds herself thrown into the world of the German Resistance.

On a dark night in 1941, Claudia is taken by the Gestapo, likely never to be seen again, unless Ella can save her. With the help of the man she loves, Ella must undertake her most dangerous mission yet and infiltrate the Nazi Party.

Selling secrets isn’t an easy job. In order to find Claudia, Ella must risk not only her life, but the lives of those she cares about.

Will Ella be able to leave behind the girl of her youth and step into the shoes of another?

Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The German Midwife and Kate Furnivall.

Available on Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apple iBooks | Kobo

Praise for The Girl I Left Behind

A gripping historical page-turner about an audacious eighteen-year-old girl in Nazi Germany, who finds herself at the heart of the Reich. Its a thrilling tale of female friendship, young love, and extraordinary courage, laced with chilling reminders of the fate Ella will face if her treachery is discovered. A powerful debut!’ Gill Paul, USA Today bestselling author of The Secret Wife.

A captivating story with a twist of romance threaded throughout, Glynis Peters, USA Today bestselling author of The Secret Orphan.

A compelling tale of friendship, courage and espionage in a frightening and uncertain world, Charlotte Betts, author of The Dressmakers Secret.

The Girl I Left Behind made me cry and left me wanting more, which to me are signs of a truly wonderful book, one that will stay with me long after Ive finished reading, Lana Kortchik, author of The Story of Us.

Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, The Girl I Left Behind. Complimentary copy of the book provided by publisher, Atria Books in partnership with HFVBT, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

An riveting exciting World War II, Historical Fiction novel that takes the reader deep within the underground of the German Resistance.

Germany between 1933 and 1945 was transformed into a totalitarian state. where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the government. Not all Germans were compliant, Living in a country that was under complete dictatorship.

1941, Nuremberg Germany, Ella Strauss is a young seventeen year old, living with her aunt, Bridge. Following the death of her parents to a tragic car accident.

During this poignant time in Germanys history, It is a strict requirement for all young girls and boys to join in Germany’s Youth League, until the age of eighteen.

Ella and her very dear friend Claudia belong The League of German Girls. Conformance is expected of them but, when compliance gradually gives way to staunch criticism.

Ella take daring risk by joining a unique group that makes up German Resistance, helping those who are fleeing persecution. Appearing to be a conforming National Socialist.

In a series of events, Claudia is arrested by the Gestapo and Ella finds herself faced with no option but to flee the city or face arrest herself. Ella’s determination to do all she can to to find Claudia. She immerses herself into the world of the notorious Third Reich.

A wonderfully richly detailed book that explores friendships, extreme bravery, and ultimately the lengths a person will stand up anyway possible to fight for their beliefs, and do what is right.

The author has created a compelling historical fiction, that is both riveting and captivating. Extremely well written book, that holds your attention all the the way through. Meticulous a well researched, With well research and interesting characters makes us a perfect World War ll engaging drama.

An riveting exciting World War II, Historical Fiction novel that takes the reader deep within the underground of the German Resistance.

★•.¸.•**•.¸.•**.Historical Facts.**•.¸.•**•.¸.•★

Germany between 1933 and 1945 was transformed into a totalitarian state. where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the government. Not all Germans were compliant, Living in a country that was under complete dictatorship.

Who can not forget Sophia Magdalena Scholl a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose , Non-Violent Resistance group in Nazi Germany.

Approximately 77,000 or more, German citizens were killed for one or another form of resistance by Special Courts, and People’s Courts, and the civil justice system.

Individual Germans or small groups of people acting as the “unorganized resistance” defied the Nazi regime in various ways, most notably, those who helped Jews survive the Nazi Holocaust, by hiding them, obtaining papers for them or in other ways aiding them. More than 300 Germans have been recognised for this. It also included, particularly in the later years of the regime, informal networks of young Germans who evaded serving in the Hitlers-Youth, and defied the cultural policies of the Nazis in various ways.

The government—or rather, the party—controlled everything: the news media, arms, police, the armed forces, the judiciary system, communications, travel, all levels of education from kindergarten to universities, all cultural and religious institutions. Political indoctrination started at a very early age, and continued by means of the Hitler Youth with the ultimate goal of complete mind control. Children were exhorted in school to denounce even their own parents for derogatory remarks about Hitler or Nazi ideology.

— George J. Wittenstein, M.D., “Memories of the White Rose”, 1979

About the Author

Andie is an American writer living in Washington State with her husband and two boys. She writes female-driven WWII historical fiction. Her debut novel, THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND, was published by Aria Fiction in October 2019. THE GIRL FROM VICHY, her second novel with Aria Fiction, will be released in July 2020 with a third untitled novel due to release in 2021. She has a Bachelors degree in History from Washington State University and a Master in Teaching. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she’s s killed everything she’s ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit. Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, trail running, traveling the world, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Andie would love to be a guest at your next book club! You can find discussion questions for her novels on her website www.andienewton.com. You can also find Andie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BookBub, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2
Interview at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, December 5
Review at Passages to the Past

Sunday, December 8
Review at Robin Loves Reading

Monday, December 9
Review at Bookish Bellee

Wednesday, December 11
Interview at Passages to the Past

Thursday, December 12
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat

Monday, December 16
Review at Lost_in_a_book_reviewer

Wednesday, December 18
Review at The Lit Bitch

Friday, December 20
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback back copy of The Girl I Left Behind! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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