Hilde had come a long way since her dream of becoming a singer was shattered when her father made arrangements for her to work as a housekeeper in Berlin at the tender age of fourteen.
Hilde’s life is thrown into turmoil in Berlin during the late 1920’s early 1930’s. Having Polish friends meant it was becoming increasingly unsafe for her to stay there and she finds a new life in the Harz mountains.
In Goslar, Hilde meets her husband, Karl, a young officer in the German Army.
When he joins the 7th Panzer Brigade led by General Erwin Rommel at the beginning of World War II, Hilde is left to bring up their children in war-torn Germany.
Hilde’s story is based on facts and is told here by her youngest daughter, Elisabeth.
“A touching love story”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Margaret C. Arvanitis
Author Elisabeth Marrion has combined much history into her novel, The Night I danced with Rommel. As an American I have read our version of the terrible war Hitler waged on the world but after reading Ms. Marrion’s story I have much more of an idea at how terrible the war in Germany were for the Germans. She tells of a wife who waits to see if her beloved husband, an officer of the German Army, will survive. Of how it is to face bombing raids while left to bring up their children in war-torn Germany. A touching love story. A good read. I look forward to reading more books written by this author.
About the Author
Elisabeth was born in Germany not long after the end of WWII. Her Mother Hilde, a German war widow met Elisabeth English father when her hometown was declared to be in the British Zone.
Being in the RAF and directly involved in the town destruction, he now faced the task by helping with the rebuilding. Elisabeth’s family story is the subject of her trilogy which are linked by the subtitle of ‘ Unbroken bonds’. The first book in the series ‘ The Nigh I danced with Rommel’ is Hilde’s story. The second book ‘ Liverpool Connection’ is Annie’s story and the third ‘ New York-the Cuckoo clock’ is Esther’s story. Release date for the third book is Spring 2015. The books can be read as a series or stand alone books.
In 1969 Elisabeth went to England to study for one year. She stayed another. then another, and another and so on. Yes she is still here.
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