"Stunningly realistic, absorbing quality that will make it a powerful juxtaposition to Diary of Anne Fran recounting the youth experience from quite a different vantage point and making it a special recommendation."

                                                                             Midwest Book Review

"The brisk storytelling and excellent characterizations perfectly frame Hedy's perspective, shedding light on her eventual hatred of the Nazis and the scruples of other civilians and draftees who must endure the war's destruction. London's accomplices narrative speaks volumes on the horrors of war."

                                                                                     Publisher's Weekly

Hedy spends her childhood playing in the hills of western Germany. When the Furhur's troops march across Europe, Hedy is determined to do her part for the soldiers by becoming a physical therapist.  The Nazis, however, have other plans: assembling airplanes, dodging bombs, battling hunger, and standing up to invading tanks.

As the pride in her country is shattered with the news of the Nazi atrocities, her father reminds her, "The darker the night, the brighter the stars."  Is her star the charming American counter-intelligence agent who keeps appearing in the oddest places?

Based on actual experiences of a woman growing up in wartime Germany, Darker the Night throws the reader into the lives of the German civilians. Videos with the woman who inspired the book can be watched at

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