A modern-day woman torn by her illusive dreams awakens to a strange life in 1943, hurtled against the throes of destruction in wartime Berlin. Following a haphazard trail of clues, she discovers her new identity as Alina Feuer, code-named Sparrow, a famous entertainer seducing a high-ranking SS officer to gather vital information for the Allies.
But Alina is an amateur in these incessant spy games. She relies solely on her wit and instinct to make her next move, while frantically hiding her erratic behavior from the watchful eyes of her suspicious liaison/love interest and her pestering socialite gal pal along the way. A reluctant heroine, she must use charismatic glamour as her weapon of choice to fulfill her deadly mission before the week is through.
“Solidified by vivid historical imagery of war torn Germany/New York during WWII, the protagonist’s tale is a romantic, whimsical, and glamorous journey that leaves you scratching your head at the end.”
“Well-researched, with an intriguing plot line, Beneath the Satin Gloves had much to keep me glued to it on my Kindle.”
“Charming characters and vivid descriptions are what make this suspense novel a real page turner. I was able to imagine myself in war torn Germany during WWII. Britt Skrabanek is a talented writer.”
“For younger readers who are either unacquainted with WWII novels and films, or simply allergic to history, Beneath The Satin Gloves is an entertaining introduction. Older readers familiar with the genre will adore Britt Skrabanek’s fresh and edgy take. This author’s first offering is a welcome and well crafted foray onto the burgeoning electronic indie book frontier.”
“Suffice to say it is at once exciting, tense and clever. When you think you have had the last twist then Skrabanek gives you another. And she pulls off the rare feat of an ending that is both happy and sad.” Read the full review by Roy McCarthy