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Beneath a Starless Sky (Paperback)
'Cleverly woven around love and the history we thought we knew' - Mandy Robotham, The Berlin Girl
Munich 1930: Smoke filled the air.
Lilli Sternberg's quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the black sky. Her father's shop was no more.
Lilli Sternberg longs to be a ballet dancer. But outside the sanctuary of the theatre, Munich is no longer a place for dreams.
The Nazi party are gaining power and the threats to Jewish families increasing. Even Lilli's family shop was torched because of their faith.
When Lilli meets Captain Marco Zeiller during a chance encounter, her heart soars. He is the perfect gentleman and her love for him feels like a bright hope under a bleak sky.
But battle lines are being drawn, and Marco has been spotted by the Reich as an officer with potential. Lilli means more to him than anything and he knows he must find a way out.
With their lives on the line, will Marco and Lilli survive the growing Nazi threat, or do they risk losing everything in the fight to be free?
An absolutely gripping and emotional historical fiction novel about love, courage and betrayal for fans of My Name is Eva and A Woman of WarReaders LOVE Beneath a Starless Sky
'An amazing story with great characters and a very deep love that will transcend the pages of the book. It is a book that will make you feel, hopeful, faithful, and sometimes angry that humans can be so cruel.'Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This really is a special book. Fast-paced and beautifully written, it'll stay with me for a long time.'Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A great read, I had to finish it in one sitting... ' - Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I thoroughly enjoyed this book - forbidden romance, heartbreak, glamour and a really interesting pre-WW2 setting.' - Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the Author
Tessa Harris read History at Oxford University and has been a journalist, writing for several national newspapers and magazines for more than thirty years. She is the author of nine published historical novels. Her debut, The Anatomist's Apprentice, won the Romantic Times First Best Mystery Award 2012 in the US. She lectures in creative writing at Hawkwood College, Stroud and is married with two children. She lives in the Cotswolds.Social MediaFacebook: Tessa Harris AuthorTwitter: @harris_tessawww.tessaharrisauthor.com