A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2

La Plume Press

 A companion short story to Playing with Matches. 

Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy. 

Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler’s Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.

Keywords: World War 2 fiction, Hitler Youth, resistance groups, The White Rose, life in Nazi Germany, Nazis, Eastern Front, what fear, violence, child soldiers, hunger, black outs, bombings, raids, air force, airforce, love and romance, teen romance, family issues, siblings, sacrifice, friendships, propaganda, hope, prayer, faith, diary, 

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About the author

Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery Sci-fi Romantic Suspense), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction, with a new cozy historical mystery series, Ginger Gold Mysteries, coming soon. When she’s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and kayak. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), cashew lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.

She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke Strauss.

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La Plume Press
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Published on
Apr 27, 2013
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