From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga about the courageous women who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin
After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she happily accompanies him to his home-land, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction changes their fate.
As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. They risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.
For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil.