The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer is unique in the popular genre of WWII fiction. It takes place both before and after the war. The story is based on an actual post war US government project called Operation Paper Clip that will surprise many readers. As a writer who thrives on finding little known historical facts and building a novel from them (see Monica’s War), I couldn’t turn these pages fast enough.


  • Hair-raising and heartbreaking, The German Wife depicts the cruelty of a madman who brainwashed his followers into believing he was right in his actions while destroying the lives of countless innocent people. This story offers an excellent example of the fact that we should never judge others. Nancy Carty Lepri, New York Journal of Books
  • This is an emotionally complex plot that shows how hate can fester, grow, and destroy people’s lives. This thought-provoking novel delves into choices people make because of obligation, fear, force, or a willingness to turn a blind eye. It is a riveting tale of morality and how far someone will go to be able to live their lives, both figurately and literally. Military Press
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