V.S. Alexander is an ardent student of history and the arts and loves writing historical fiction with strong female protagonists. The author of several novels and short stories, Alexander's first novel was The Magdalen Girls, an Amazon best seller, set in 1962 Dublin. V.S. is currently at work on a third book, set in 19th Century Ireland, with additional titles planned for later release. The author lives in South Florida where summer is never far away.
'Alexander's intimate writing style gives readers openings to
wonder about what tough decisions they would have made in Magda's
situation. The "taster's" story adds to a body of nuanced World War
II fiction such as Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity, Anthony
Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, and Tatiana de Rosnay's
Sarah's Key. Book clubs and historical fiction fans will love
discussing this and will eagerly await more from Alexander.'
THE LIBRARY JOURNAL
'Alexander sweeps readers into a different WWII novel, exploring
the inner circle at Hitler's mountain retreat through the eyes of a
German girl. This well-researched novel allows readers an intimate
glimpse into Hitler's mental state, Eva Braun's place in his life,
and his war strategies. Alexander deliberately changes what could
be a tense portrait of the era into a calm picture of the bucolic
lifestyle of the retreat. Yet, readers still feel the tension
between the Nazis, the ordinary German people, and the resistance,
as one woman is caught in a mora dilemma with only her courage to
keep her alive. Certainly, this book is an interesting reimagining
of a key moment in history.'
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars