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SUNFLOWER OF THE THIRD REICH is a historical novel set in war-torn Germany from 1943 to the end of World War II and Hitlers regime in 1945. The novel presents the German perspective of the war - a viewpoint to which American audiences have rarelyMoreSUNFLOWER OF THE THIRD REICH is a historical novel set in war-torn Germany from 1943 to the end of World War II and Hitlers regime in 1945. The novel presents the German perspective of the war - a viewpoint to which American audiences have rarely been exposed. The author, who grew up in Nazi Germany, describes in vivid detail the lives of ordinary German citizens during the war: the initial excitement and enthusiasm for Hitlers vision of the Third Reich, the nightly terrors of air raids and bombings, the famine, and the pressures of obtaining the barest necessities and protecting the family. Sunflower tells the story of one familys experiences during the war: Heinz Stettner, a loyal Waffen SS officer, fighting on the brutal Russian front . . . Luise, Heinz courageous wife, struggling to protect her children by whatever means necessary . . . Beautiful Marianne, the Aryan archetype, who is called upon to receive Hitlers greatest honor - to bear a child for the Third Reich . . . Rebellious Lilli, who defies both family and country to pursue a secret romance with a Polish prisoner in a German labor camp - an act of treason under Nazi laws . . . . With its fascinating details of German family life, action-filled battle scenes and poignant romances, Sunflower of the Third Reich is an absorbing saga that readers will find difficult to put down before they have reached its dramatic conclusion.