Get ready to be captivated by this heart-wrenching World War Two novel inspired by true events. The Lost Girl of Berlin from Bookouture is out now!

Historical fiction at its finest, Carey’s gripping tale of courage, love and the friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. The book tells the story of Kate Mancini, an American war correspondent who breaks all the rules and rescues a German orphan girl from a ruined house in Berlin, and is the culmination of Ella’s travels to Berlin and the German countryside, and her New York-based research.

1946, Berlin. War correspondent Kate Mancini is in Germany, reporting on the aftermath of the devastating war. For her readers back home in New York, she tells the stories of innocent families, trying to rebuild the wreckage of their lives now the soldiers have left at last. But in the Russian-held sector of Berlin on an icy winter’s day, Kate breaks all the rules, rescuing Mia Stein, a silent orphan who she fears will otherwise perish.

Together with her fellow journalist, handsome Rick Shearer, Kate manages to find a safe house for Mia before she returns to America and vows to keep in touch. Back home, the reality of post-war life for women is stark. Whilst Rick walks into his dream job, no newspaper will hire a woman. The editors laugh her out of their offices, telling her to get married and raise a family. Rick does all he can to support her, as she takes her first steps towards the new medium of television news, and their friendship deepens into something more.

Then tragedy strikes: Rick is falsely named as a communist sympathizer. He is arrested, blacklisted and faces prison.

Kate knows she must do all she can to free the man she loves. But that means returning to Germany, to seek out the little orphan girl who is her only chance at salvation. Kate and Rick saved Mia—will she help them both now? And even if Kate succeeds, freedom might never be hers when she returns home…

Readers are totally captivated by The Lost Girl of Berlin:

‘Historical fiction lovers, this is a MUST READ!… Heartbreaking story will move you to tears… Exceptional and will no doubt be in my top reads of 2021.’Fourchalk Enterprises

‘Moved me to tears… My first book by Ella Carey and I am already a fan!’The Ardent Leo

‘Beautiful and beautifully written! I devoured it and couldn’t help but love and root for this amazing characters I grew quickly to love!… I adored the story, it’s simply awe-inspiring how much these people went through!’NetGalley reviewer

‘A very good, quick enjoyable book! This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!… Another fabulous novel by Ella Carey!’Avid Reader

‘I loved this book… Beautifully written and heart-wrenching at times, with a nice flow and pace and well-developed characters that were likable and relatable. I could not put this down and read it in one sitting.’Vixens Read

Carey’s books have been adapted for film, translated into over fourteen languages and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history.

The Lost Girl of Berlin is the second book of the Daughters of New York trilogy, following on from A New York Secret that was published in March 2021.

If you haven’t ordered your copy pick one up here, but be warned, it’s a tear jerker! Congratulations Ella!