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Edelweiss By Madge Swindells

by Madge Swindells

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Set in World War II, this is the first novel for many years by the author of "Summer Harvest". Marietta, heiress to a fortune, is a member of a group whose primary aim is to remove Hitler, but who meanwhile establish a network of safe houses to aid the escape of Jewish and political refugees.
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Edelweiss by Madge Swindells

Marietta von Burgheim is a woman of beauty and morality, and an heiress to a fortune. Turning her back on the responsibilities of her noble birth and her father's wrath, Marietta joins a student resistance group determined to overthrow the Nazis. Bill Roth, Reuters' correspondent based in pre-war Berlin, is the maverick heir to his uncle, an American industrialist. When Bill and Marietta meet they fall headlong in love, but their passion is overshadowed by the horror of the Nazi occupation and the outbreak of war. Hugo von Hesse, Marietta's step-brother, makes a meteoric rise through the ranks to become a powerful SS officer. Reaching the pinnacle of power in the New Order, Hugo uses his position to destroy the von Burgheims and take over the family fortune. As the Nazis tighten their grip on Europe, the struggle between Marietta, Bill and Hugo becomes a microcosm of the war itself - violent, bloody and treacherous.

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About Madge Swindells

Madge Swindells lives near Cape Town. Before becoming a successful novelist she was a business woman, journalist and gem dealer.

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Edelweiss by Madge Swindells
Madge Swindells
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
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