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Only the brave : a novel / Danielle Steel.

Steel, Danielle, (author.).

A powerful, sweeping historical novel about a courageous woman in World War II Germany. Sophia Alexander, the beautiful daughter of a famous surgeon in Berlin, has had to grow up faster than most young women. When her mother falls ill, Sophia must take charge of her younger sister, Theresa, and look after her father and the household, while also volunteering at his hospital after school. Meanwhile, Hitler's rise to power and the violence in her very own town have Sophia concerned, but only her mother is willing to share her fears openly. After tragedy strikes and her mother dies, Sophia becomes increasingly involved in the resistance, attending meetings of dissidents and helping however she can. Circumstances become increasingly dangerous and personal when Sophia assists her sister's daring escape from Germany, fleeing Germany with her young husband and his family. Her father also begins to resist the regime, secretly healing those hiding from persecution, only to have his hospital burned to the ground. When he is arrested and sent to a concentration camp, Sophia is truly on her own, but more determined than ever to help. While working as a nurse with the convent nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, Sophia continues her harrowing efforts to transport Jewish children to safety and finds herself under surveillance. As the political tensions rise and the brutal oppression continues, Sophia is undeterred, risking it all, even her own freedom, as she rises to the challenge of helping those in need-- no matter the cost.

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  • ISBN: 9780593498439 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0593498437 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2024]
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
Anti-Nazi movement > Germany > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction
Undercover operations > Fiction
Germany > Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 32 of 144 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Milton.


  • 64 current holds with 144 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milton Public Library A STE (Text) 33226001117045 MLTM New Fiction Checked Out 06/04/2024

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