I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour on publication day for this new release by Louise Fein.
About the book:
Leipzig, 1930’s Germany.
Hetty Heinrich is a young girl growing up under Nazi rule. With an SS officer father, a brother in the Luftwaffe and a member of the BDM, Hetty is the epitome of a perfect German child.
But Walter changes everything. Blond haired, blue-eyed, perfect in every way Walter. The boy who saved her life. A Jew.
As she falls more and more in love with a man who is against all she has been taught, Hetty begins to question everything. Will the steady march of dark forces destroy their world, or can love ultimately triumph?
Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Book Thief and Kate Furnivall.
About the author:
Louise Fein holds an MA in Creative Writing from St Mary’s University. Prior to studying for her masters, she ran a commodity consultancy business following a career in banking and law. She lives in Surrey with her family. People Like Us is inspired by her family history, and by the alarming parallels she sees between the early 30s and today.
Set in the time preceding the second world war, this novel lends a fascinating insight into how the people of Germany became swept up in Hitler’s propaganda and fell for the ideologies of the Nazi Party.
The main protagonist Hetty is the daughter of an SS Officer and part of the BDM (The League of German Girls/ Bund Deutscher Mädel). Her brother signs up for the Luftwaffe and the family appear to be the epitome of the German ideal.
However, when Hetty finds herself falling in love with her brother’s childhood friend Walter before discovering he is Jewish, she begins to question all that she has previously been taught to believe.
This is a tale of love and heartache, of hatred and friendship and true sacrifice. Each of the characters is vividly portrayed and the essence of the time is captured perfectly. An emotional, poignant read.
Further stops along the blog tour can be found here:
Louise is also holding a virtual launch today, the details of which can be found here: