Welcome to the Takeover + Review Tour for The Secret Society of Salzburg by Renee Ryan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: The Secret Society of Salzburg
Author: Renee Ryan
Publisher: Love Inspired Trade
Release Date: December 27, 2022
Genre: Historical Inspirational WW2 Romance
From the author of The Widows of Champagne, and inspired by true events, comes a gripping and heartwrenching story of two very different women united to bring light to the darkest days of World War II.
At first glance, Austrian opera singer Elsa Mayer-Braun has little in common with the young English typist she encounters on tour. Yet she and Hattie Featherstone forge an instant connection—and strike a dangerous alliance. Using their friendship as a cover, they form a secret society with a daring goal: to rescue as many Jews as possible from Nazi persecution.
Though the war’s outbreak threatens Elsa and Hattie’s network, their efforts attract the covert attention of the British government, offering more opportunities to thwart the Germans. But Elsa’s growing fame as Hitler’s favorite opera singer, coupled with her secret Jewish ancestry, make her both a weapon and a target—until her future, too, hangs in the balance.
From the glamorous stages of Covent Garden and Salzburg to the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, two ordinary women swept up by the tide of war discover an extraordinary friendship—and the courage to save countless lives.
In My Opinion
In The Secret Society of Salzburg, Renee Ryan gives readers a taste of some of the art and operas during World War II while crafting a tale of the friendship and courage of two women connected by those creative endeavors.
Ryan captures the uncertainty and the unknown that most people must have experienced during World War II, as well as the danger and bravery. The author writes the emotional concern for others and mistrust of those in power without getting too graphic with the atrocities of that era.
With its unique twist on the genre, plenty of tense moments, and a sprinkling of romance, The Secret Society of Salzburg gives readers another perspective about the trials, tragedies, and fear so many people experienced during this time.
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About the Author
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