A Child for the Reich

By Andie Newton

From the USA Today bestselling author comes a gripping new emotional WW2 historical novel. Inspired by a true story!

Easily my favorite historical novel of the year If you love WWII fiction, this is a must read’ Soraya M. Lane, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Wives of War and The Last Correspondent

Rumours of the Nazis coming for Czech children swept through the villages like a breeze through the trees, and the story was always the same…

They wanted our children to raise as their own

Since her husband, Josef, joined the Czech resistance three years ago, Anna Dankova has done everything possible to keep her daughter, Ema, safe. But when blonde haired, blue-eyed Ema is ripped from her mother’s arms in the local marketplace by the dreaded Brown Sisters, nurses who were dedicated to Hitler’s cause, Anna is forced to go to new extremes to take back what the Nazis have stolen from her.

Going undercover as a devoted German subject eager to prove her worth to the Reich, the former actress takes on a role of a lifetime to find and save her daughter. But getting close to Ema is one thing. Convincing her that the Germans are lying when they claim Anna stole her from her true parents is another…

A powerful story told with humanity, skill and empathy’ Kate Thompson, author of The Little Wartime Library

A moving story of a mother’s love battling against the determination of the Reich to create a pure Aryan race’ USA Today bestseller Glynis Peters

‘An intensely moving, brilliantly researched novel about love, loss, and the lengths a mother will go to for her child’ USA Today bestseller Deborah Carr

Pulls you in on page one and never lets go! A chilling look at a Nazi program most of us have never even heard of…Historical fans will love this one!’ Sara Ackerman, USA Today bestselling author of The Codebreaker’s Secret

Oh my heart! This was such a poignant and powerful story…It will stay with me for a long time.’ – Gill Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of The Lighthouse Sisters

Format: Paperback (A Format)
Release Date: 04 Jul 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780008541972

Andie Newton is the USA Today bestselling author of The Girls from the Beach, The Girl from Vichy, and The Girl I Left Behind. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family and is a proud COUG. When she’s not writing gritty war stories about women, you can usually find her trail running in the desert and stopping to pet every yellow lab or Golden Retriever that crosses her path. Andie is actively involved with the reading and writing community on social media. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram or check out her author page on Facebook.

‘Fast paced and hard to put down…her best yet!’ Louise Fein


Wow! Tense, emotional and thought-provoking, this book ticks all boxes for me. Most definitely a 5-star read’ Lesley Eames


'A powerful debut!' Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife


'A captivating story with a twist of romance threaded throughout' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan


'A heart-clenching emotionally evocative debut!' Terry Lynn Thomas, author of The Silent Woman


'A compelling tale of friendship, courage and espionage in a frightening and uncertain world' Charlotte Betts, author of The Dressmaker's Secret


'The Girl I Left Behind made me cry and left me wanting more, which to me are signs of a truly wonderful book, one that will stay with me long after I've finished reading' Lana Kortchik, author of Daughters of Resistance


'A compelling and powerful read' – Gill Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of The Child on Platform One


'A powerful and thoughtful novel' – Louise Fein, author of Daughter of the Reich


'A gripping tale of wartime sacrifice and innocence lost in the cause of freedom' – Jina Bacarr, author of Her Lost Love