Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn

Is anyone safe in Germany…especially the perfect female examples of the German race.

Gundi is one of the perfect, gorgeous German women chosen by the Reich to
bear perfect children to create the master race. She does have a secret, though.  Actually she has two secrets.

We meet Hilde who is a staunch follower of the Reich and one of the women who is willing to help fill Germany with perfect children.

And we meet Irma a former nurse and 44 years old.  She will be the one encouraging the unwed mothers to stay healthy so they deliver these perfect children.

We meet these women during this dark time in history and at Lebensborn Society maternity home where women arrive already pregnant or will become pregnant by an approved German officer.

Ms. Coburn did amazing, thorough research on a topic I never knew about.

Historical fiction fans will enjoy CRADLES OF THE REICH. 

There are many sensitive and heartbreaking  topics addressed, and this idea of using German women in this way is something I couldn’t believe.  4/5

This book was given to me by the author via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. Don’t miss this amazing read!!

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. This sounds like such a chilling story, especially if it is rooted in true history. One for me to look out for.

    1. It was hard to believe they did this.

      Thanks for your comment, Stephanie, and for stopping by my blog.

      Always lovely to see a new visitor.

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    1. Perfect word!!

      Thanks for your comment, Carole.

  4. Thanks for the review, Elizabeth. It's historical fiction isn't it? I can handle that a bit better than the real stuff.

    1. It is historical fiction, but this did happen.

      The book is VERY good.

      Thanks for commenting, Carol.