THAT SUMMER IN BERLIN takes place during the summer of 1936 and follows a daring young woman, Viviane, who works to expose the Nazis’ secret plans for World War II, hidden behind the dazzling spectacle of the Berlin Olympics.
Meticulously researched, THAT SUMMER IN BERLIN highlights a significant moment in history little explored in fiction, and from a distinctly feminine perspective.
Viviane challenges confining expectations of women's roles, knowing society sees her as a prim and proper lady, and uses it to her advantage.
A perfect fit for readers of sweeping World War II women's fiction and fans of Kate Quinn, Pam Jenoff, and Natalie Jenner.
PRAISE FOR THAT SUMMER IN BERLIN:
“Adventure, romance, danger, and intrigue – That Summer in Berlin
is the story of one woman’s courageous use of her talents in
photography to peel back the glamorous veneer of pre-war Germany and
expose the atrocities of the Nazi regime. Set during the Olympics of
1936 in Berlin, Lecia Cornwall’s research shows itself perfectly in this
gripping tale.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
“This book has it all! Intrigue, drama, and romance, and all seamlessly woven into transportive settings graced with unforgettable characters. And if that’s not enough the writing is absolutely delicious. I was hooked from page one.”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things
"As the world tiptoes closer to war, an intrepid photographer travels to Germany to expose the dark underbelly of Hitler's picture-perfect 1936 Olympics. That Summer in Berlin is a flawless composition of historical detail, adventure story, and intrigue, with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure!"—Stephanie Marie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author of A Most Clever Girl
“That Summer in Berlin is an enthralling and terrifying journey through pre-WWII Germany, where staggering beauty and congeniality are meant to distract Olympic tourists from the machines of war, growing in the shadows. Readers will adore the plucky, courageous heroine who sees beyond the façade and risks everything for the truth. Prepare to lose sleep.”—Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Sisters of Night and Fog
“This story about an English debutante who agrees to spy for her country during the 1936 Berlin Olympics is a tense and thrilling read that sweeps you from castles and country estates to the glittering enticements of high society in Nazi Germany. Gripping action, political intrigue, and conflicted relationships guarantee you’ll read this in one sitting.”—Janie Chang, national bestselling author of The Library of Legends
“With That Summer In Berlin, Lecia Cornwall brilliantly captures the unsettling paranoia and blind idolatry that characterized Hitler’s Germany. Set against the glittering spectacle of the 1936 Summer Games, her latest novel tightens the tension page by delicious page while giving us a heroine who exemplified the everyday courage of those who dared to expose the truth.”—Alix Rickloff, author of The Way to London
“Viviane Alden, an English debutant and amateur photojournalist-turned spy, struggles to expose the ugliness of Nazism behind the shining façade Germany presents to the world during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Filled with intrigue, danger and love, That Summer in Berlin is a vivid depiction of the stunning beauty of Germany and the contrasting horror of Hitler’s regime. Gripping historical fiction you can’t put down!”—Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance
**PRAISE TAKEN FROM THE AUTHOR'S AMAZON PAGE**
Viviane expects to find hatred and injustice, but during the Olympics, with the world watching, Germany is on its best behavior, graciously welcoming tourists to a festival of peace and goodwill.
But first impressions can be deceiving, and it’s up to Viviane and the journalist she’s paired with—a daring man with a guarded heart—to reveal the truth.
But others have their own reasons for befriending Viviane, and her adventure takes a darker turn.
Suddenly Viviane finds herself caught in a web of far more deadly games—and closer than she ever imagined to the brink of war.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Come visit Lecia at www.leciacornwall.com, or drop her a line at email@example.com.
NEWS! July 27, 2012: SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS, Lecia's debut novel, has been honored with the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book of 2011!
NEWS! November 15, 2012: HOW TO DECEIVE A DUKE named an RT Book Review Magazine 4 1/2 star TOP PICK!
**PHOTO AND AUTHOR INFORMATION TAKEN FROM THE AUTHOR'S AMAZON PAGE**