A Fine Woman

A Fine Woman

by David George Richards
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A Fine Woman by David George Richards

Countess Helga Burbeck was German, rich, spoilt and as arrogant and bossy as hell. To her, the war was nothing more than an inconvenience on her shopping trips to Berlin. But when she is walking her dogs, Tirpitz and Bismarck, on the far side of her estate, she discovers something that changes her life forever.

Obersturmführer Meyer is an SS officer who works in the camp close to the Burbeck estate. He despises those in his charge and considers them to be no more than animals for the slaughter. But the arrogant Countess with a father who is a General in the Wehrmacht in Berlin was rapidly becoming a bigger nuisance than the smell from the burial pits.

Helga’s discovery of Jewish children hiding on her estate leads her to investigate the nearby camp. What she finds there shocks her to the soul. She decides to take the children to France and somehow to safety. It begins as a self-destructive whim borne on the bitterness and anger of her discovery, but slowly and surely Helga is drawn inexorably down the path to smuggling and eventually, spying. She engages Jacob, one of the children, to help in her plans. And soon she is embroiled with the French Resistance. But her continued trips across occupied Europe to the South of France with “children from her estate” soon attract even more attention from Obersturmführer Meyer. It isn’t long before both know exactly what the other is doing; it becomes a game, but a game that will lead to final bloodshed in a French forest.

Captain Taylor of the US Army has met Helga only once. But that meeting and everything he learns about her afterwards plants a seed of love that won’t stop growing. But Helga isn't easy to find once lost. And when Captain Taylor visits a Convent in the Southern French resort of Antibes in 1948 he soon finds out that the end of the war isn’t the end of the story. But what connects a German Countess in the war with a Catholic Nun in Cyprus in 1946? And will Captain Taylor finally track her down?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032921479
Publisher: David George Richards
Publication date: 12/11/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 465,534
File size: 176 KB

About the Author

I was born in Manchester in the North West of England in 1957. Although I have moved around a bit, Manchester is still both my physical and spiritual home. I am a Northerner. I am also married to Rosanna, and have been since 1988. I have an imagination that began when I was very young and never waned. I also like reading and so it was no surprise I suppose when I started writing. Because I am an unknown who has never been picked up by either an Agent or mainstream Publisher, I am a bit of a one man band. I even do my own covers and have become a bit of a digital artist as a result. I started writing when I was young and very bad. Now I am older and a lot better. My writing has improved too. I write science fiction, fantasy and romance stories. I also like to mix and match with romance in science fiction and so on. Female characters feature very prominently in my stories, many of them in strong and attractive leading roles. The reason for this is that I like women, a lot. In fact I adore everything about them, so it is no surprise that I enjoy reading stories where women feature prominently and that I should also enjoy writing stories where women feature prominently. It gives my stories a female bias, but I think they are better for it. I also like every character, even the monsters and villains, to have a realistic reason for being and doing what they do. Like reality, everything blurs. There is no right or wrong, just different viewpoints that lead to conflict. But I also like my out and out villains to be really bad. If you like science fiction, thrillers and romance stories with particular emphasis on leading female characters that are exciting and adventurous, look no further. You can also visit my website at www.booksandstories.com.

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A Fine Woman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me totally enthralled from start to finish!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so accurate and believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt want it to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved how it show's in this book the good and the bad in the reign of the Nazi's.  How someone is willing to risk their own life for the innocents of this war .  Don't miss out I highly reccomend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book, I would recommend it to anyone. It has suspense with a little mystery - plus is has German Shepherds! teacup
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually, I'm not one to read, let alone like historical fiction novels. Although, I have to admit that this book was an outstanding read! I loved it! I read it in a day; I was obsessed and I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good to see someone stray off the beaten path.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will look for more books from this Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helga is an inspiration to us all! I really enjoyed this book. I love to see the goodness that Hitler couldn't squelch in his people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very seldom do I write reviews but this book deserves special credit. Good characters, great choice of back ground and story developement, and a happy twist to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, detailed and an amazing read that you won't be able to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad could not put it down until i finish it Thank you for a free read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story. Reads quickly. Have some time because you will not want to stop reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Im a teen and i couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous story! I finished it in one sitting. I so did not want it to end....wanted to hear what happened next. Thank you so much for this wonderful story...and thank you for letting us read it free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it! It really held my attention and left me wanting more! I only wish it was a longer book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a true romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn'f put the book down. Very suspenseful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. She was a good woman. I read this store weeks ago but it stays with me. The writing was vivid enough that I could picture this book easily. Very good read.