What would you do if your family was trapped behind the Berlin Wall?
Berlin. August 1961. The Cold War rages.
When the Berlin Wall suddenly 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.
To make matters worse, Sabine finds herself at the mercy of the Stasi and their brutal interrogation techniques.
She must fight to escape. She must fight to survive.
Cut off from his family and motivated by his fury at the Berlin Wall, Dieter joins forces with a group of people determined to rescue their loved ones from East Berlin.
They have a plan. But it’s a dangerous project, beset with difficulties at every turn.
The key is knowing who to trust.
The War is over, but for Sabine and Dieter the fight for freedom has only just begun.
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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.