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Searching for Gertrude
Searching for Gertrude | D. E. Haggerty
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While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn't care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude's father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position working at the consulate in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can't find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago. How far would you go to find the woman you love?
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Searching for Gertrude | D. E. Haggerty
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Working on revamping Picking Books and remembering all the great books I‘ve had the privilege of reading. This one is one of my favorites from the site. 🥰📚 #historybuff #amreadinghistoricalfiction #bookrecommendation #bookstagram #bookreview #pickingbooks #history #historicalfiction

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Anyone else get the urge to make the food you read about in books? I never had Turkish food before reading this one. Now I‘m obsessed: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/ezme

Jeannie Yes, I do this all the time! I‘ll read about some food in a book and won‘t be able to get it out of my head until I make it :) 8mo
HannaPolkadots In my book club we always serve food "from the book" at our meetings. It is fun and makes for very varied menues ? 8mo
Buechersuechtling 🙋🏽‍♀️ Yeah, me too‼️ 8mo
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Cedar_and_Grapefruit Yes! I've been grain-free for some time now, but after reading a book set in France, all I've been craving are baguettes and croissants! 8mo
PickingBooks @Jeannie That‘s what happens to me too! 8mo
PickingBooks @HannaPolkadots I love this!!! 8mo
PickingBooks @Cedar_and_Grapefruit Books set in France are the worst/best! I went through a French food phase after reading Little Paris Bookshop even though I really didn‘t care for the book! 8mo
Cedar_and_Grapefruit @PickingBooks My scale and tightening pants commiserate!🍾🥐🧀🍷 8mo
readinginthedark All the time, although I rarely follow through and actually make the food. 😕 8mo
PickingBooks @readinginthedark You should sometime! 8mo
Itchyfeetreader If you don‘t already I would recommend following @DebinHawaii who does excellent book and food pairings! 7mo
PickingBooks @Itchyfeetreader Thanks for the recommendation!! 7mo
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