Historical Fiction

That Summer in Berlin

Coming October 11th

Who would suspect the pretty, young tourist was a spy?

German power is rising again, threatening a war that will be even worse than the last one. The English aristocracy turns to an age-old institution to stave off war and strengthen political bonds—marriage. Debutantes flock to Germany, including Viviane Alden. On holiday with her sister during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Viviane’s true purpose is more clandestine. While many in England want to appease Hitler, others seek to prove Germany is rearming.

But they need evidence, photographs to tell the tale, and Viviane is a genius with her trusty Leica. With the world watching, Germany is on its best behavior, graciously welcoming tourists to a festival of peace and goodwill. But first impressions can be deceiving, and it’s up to Viviane and the journalist she’s paired with—a daring man with a guarded heart—to reveal the truth.

Others have their own reasons for befriending Viviane, however, and her adventure takes a darker turn. Suddenly Viviane finds herself caught in a web of far more deadly games—and closer than she ever imagined to the brink of war.

Adventure, romance, danger, and intrigue… Lecia Cornwall’s research shows itself perfectly in this gripping tale.
—Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author
This book has it all! Intrigue, drama, and romance, and all seamlessly woven into transportive settings graced with unforgettable characters.
—Susan Meissner, bestselling author
That Summer in Berlin is a flawless composition of historical detail, adventure story, and intrigue, with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure!
—Stephanie Marie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author
Readers will adore the plucky, courageous heroine who sees beyond the façade and risks everything for the truth. Prepare to lose sleep.
—Erika Robuck, bestselling author
Gripping action, political intrigue, and conflicted relationships guarantee you’ll read this in one sitting.
—Janie Chang, bestselling author

[Lecia’s] latest novel tightens the tension page by delicious page while giving us a heroine who exemplified the everyday courage of those who dared to expose the truth.
—Alix Rickloff

[A] vivid depiction of the stunning beauty of Germany and the contrasting horror of Hitler’s regime. Gripping historical fiction you can’t put down!
—Christine Wells
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