What would you do to rescue your family from tyranny?
The war is over but the fight for freedom has only just begun.
Berlin. August 1961. The Cold War. When the Berlin Wall brutally divides East from West, Sabine is separated from her beloved brother, Dieter. Escape to the West is the only option if the family is to be reunited. But the Wall is guarded by soldiers operating a shoot to kill policy. And Sabine finds herself at the mercy of the Stasi and their brutal interrogation techniques. She must fight to escape. She must fight to survive.
Separated from his family by the Berlin Wall, Dieter teams up with a group of people determined to rescue their loved ones from East Berlin. They have a plan. But it’s a dangerous mission, beset with difficulties at every turn. Who can they really trust? Who is friend or foe?
Oranges for Christmas is a story about the power of hope over tyranny. Love over hatred. Courage over fear.
Shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, if you enjoyed The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Between Shades of Gray and Private Peaceful then you’ll love Oranges for Christmas.
Praise for Oranges for Christmas
One of the best books that I have read. Kept me in suspense until the end.
Well written in an easy flowing style, the author makes the upheaval and uncertainty of the time come alive.
This story transports the reader to the Berlin of the 1960’s and you connect immediately with the characters and their story, a fantastic read.
Margarita Morris vividly recreates a desperate time, with great sensitivity and amazing attention to detail. With warm characters and a roller-coaster plot, you will be on the edge of your seat right until the end.
The descriptions of both East and West, the oddities of a split city, and the switching of narrators made it difficult to put down. A superb read.
Well researched and gripping to read.
This book vividly portrays what happened and what should never ever happen again.