The Lion’s Den By Eoin Dempsey

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The Lion’s Den: A Family Drama in Hitler’s Berlin in the 1930’s (The Lion’s Den Series Book 1) By Eoin Dempsey


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A broken family. A new opportunity in a country on the precipice of unspeakable evil. November 1932. Seamus Ritter, a widower with four children, returns from riding the rails in an America crippled by the great depression. Realizing that his homecoming will not be how he envisioned it, and in a desperate attempt to make amends with his 16-year-old daughter, Maureen, Seamus accepts an invitation to come and work for his long-lost uncle in Berlin. With little other choice, Seamus takes the ship to Germany with his family. Maureen leaves everything to go with her father she no longer trusts, dedicated to taking care of her younger siblings.The Germany the Ritter family encounters is vastly different than the one Seamus spent time living in as a child. An upstart politician called Adolf Hitler has come to the fore, but surely it’s only a matter of time before the right-thinking members of society banish him to the fringes of the political landscape he emerged from.As the Ritter family struggles to adjust to life in a country ravaged by unemployment and internal strife, Seamus meets Lisa, a beautiful and mysterious woman weighed down by the ghosts of her past life. When tragedy strikes, Lisa and Seamus will be forced to act together to save their lives and build a future together in a nation that, unbeknownst to the citizens there, is about to descend into the greatest evil the world has ever knownTHE LION’S DEN is the first novel in a new series by the #1 Amazon bestselling author of WHITE ROSE, BLACK FOREST, and THE LONGEST ECHO, set in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s. Download it and discover Eoin Dempsey’s books today.

Believable dialogue and story. I did find some emotional dialogue overlap, which puts me off. Glad to say there was much to enjoy in thus story.
Was interesting, but not quite up to par with the previous books of Mr Dempsey has written. I enjoyed it and have started the second book of the series.

Entertaining… and makes me want to learn more about 1930s Germany! Ordered book 2 because I also am curious how the story will develop.
From America in the great depression to the rise of a fascist state in Germany a down and out father does we he can to keep his family together. Leaving America behind he travels to Germany to take over a family business hoping it is just the ticket for a better life… or is it. A story of a family bonded together in trying times. I really enjoyed this book. The history of America and Germany in the 30s has been written about numerous times but Mr. Dempsey has created a story that pulls you and makes you want more. Thankfully book two is now out. Well done.


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