An enchanting novel of love flowering in the ruins of Berlin, 1945.
Description: In 1945, Berlin is in shambles. Alone for the first time, beguiling young Hanne Goldshmidt must find her own way...
Homeless and hungry, Hanne is plucked from a crowd of ragged survivors and by sheer good fortune is given a golden chance to start a new life. Falling in love with her dashing benefactor puts Hannah right in the thick of his risky clandestine schemes. A Russian princess fallen on hard times, a back-country G.I. from West Virginia, a cagey Russian spy, an aging German actress and a spirited Ursuline nun all have their parts to play in the drama of Hanne's life. In the end, it all comes down to Hanne: Will she follow the path of comfort or courage?
An incandescent story of the first blush of love in an impossible time - filled with unforgettable characters, and an indomitable spirit of hope and joy.