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The Girl from Berlin(Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart, #5) An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land Catherine and Liam s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long forgotten Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the Great War The daughter of an accomplished first chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, she herself was a violin prodigy, Ada s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin s interwar society She formed a deep attachment to her childhood friend Kurt, but they were torn apart by the growing unrest as her Jewish family came under suspicion As the tides of history turned, it was her extraordinary talent that would carry her through an unraveling society turned to war, and make her a target even as it saved her, allowing her to move to Bologna though Italy was not the haven her family had hoped, and further heartache awaited.What became of Ada How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa As they dig through the layers of lies, corruption, and human evil, Catherine and Liam uncover an unfinished story of heart, redemption, and hope the ending of which is yet to be written. Download The Girl from Berlin(Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart, #5) – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 3.5 stars, rounded up I ve always enjoyed historical fiction for the ability to learn something while enjoying a good story Balson s books combine modern day mysteries with historical fiction This book concerns a real estate title issue in Italy An old woman is being thrown off her property having been told her claim to the land is invalid The historical story deals with a young Jewish girl in the years leading up to and during WWII Ada, the young Jewish girl is a gifted violinist Her tale 3.5 stars, rounded up I ve always enjoyed historical fiction for the ability to learn something while enjoying a good story Balson s books combine modern day mysteries with historical fiction This book concerns a real estate title issue in Italy An old woman is being thrown off her property having been told her claim to the land is invalid The historical story deals with a young Jewish girl in the years leading up to and during WWII Ada, the young Jewish girl is a gifted violinist Her talents are such that she manages to be exempt from many of the restrictions placed on Jews, first in Germany and then in Italy Again, I m never sure if I m seeing parallels where there are none But reading about how the economy and populism rebounded under Hitler was chilling No one wanted to openly admit they condoned nazification In general, even among adults, Hitler s hateful rhetoric was discounted as bluster, as if t...

  2. Book 5 in the Catherine Lockhart Liam Taggert series,The Girl from Berlin takes the pair from Chicago to Tuscany, where they tackle a corporation who wants to oust an elderly woman from her vineyard As Catherine scrambles to adjust to Italian legalization, she is given a journal written by a German musician that may hold answers to the vineyard s origins Considering that I just finishedThe Girl They Left Behind, a person might think that I wouldn t want to delve back into another Worl Book 5 in the Catherine Lockhart Liam Taggert series,The Girl from Berlin takes the pair from Chicago to Tuscany, where they tackle a corporation who wants to oust an elderly woman from her vineyard As Catherine scrambles to adjust to Italian legalization, she is given a journal written by a German musician that may hold answers to the vineyard s origins Considering that I just finishedThe Girl They Left Behind, a person might think that I wouldn t want to delve back into another World War II background story Yet, here I am once again We have Ada, a vibrant German musician, only child of a musician father and a socialite mother living in Berlin The focus is specifically on how one family watched as their civil liberties were stripped and the...

  3. I received an earc of this novel from netgalley in exchange for a fair review On the surface, this has everything I would expect to love on parchment WWII Germany, an orchestral Italy, a beautiful cover, a Sienese vineyard in limbo, barristers in court, mothers living in fear, strong spirits, violin chords, wineThe list could and should go on and on Unfortunately, the fire, brimstone and steel that should burn underneath all that passion, turning the paper in my hands into luminous I received an earc of this novel from netgalley in exchange for a fair review On the surface, this has everything I would expect to love on parchment WWII Germany, an orchestral Italy, a beautiful cover, a Sienese vineyard in limbo, barristers in court, mothers living in fear, strong spirits, violin chords, wineThe list could and should go on and on Unfortunately, the fire, brimstone and steel that should burn underneath all that passion, turning the paper in my hands into luminous ashes, just wasn t there In a way, Balson made all the best choices, but with all the wrong ties...

  4. We travel from present day Italy and back to the 1930 s during Hitler s regime in Germany.In Nazi Germany, we are introduced to Ada as she masterfully plays her violin solos In Italy we come across a land dispute that may or may not have Ada Baumgaurten, famous violinist in the Berlin Philharmonic, involved The land dispute has Liam and Catherine flying to Italy to the beautiful villa of Senora Vincenzo, aunt of a close friend in Chicago.Catherine has the task of trying to dispute the fact th We travel from present day Italy and back to the 1930 s during Hitler s regime in Germany.In Nazi Germany, we are introduced to Ada as she masterfully plays her violin solos In Italy we come across a land dispute that may or may not have Ada Baumgaurten, famous violinist in the Berlin Philharmonic, involved The land dispute has Liam and Catherine flying to Italy to the beautiful villa of Senora Vincenzo, aunt of a close friend in Chicago.Catherine has the task of trying to dispute the fact that Senora does own the land and the home she is living in contrary to the Italian attorneys who say she is not t...

  5. Do not bother This historical fiction uses words from present times Although I am not a fan of Donald Trump, the author makes endless comparisons without using his name Let s make Germany great again, etc.

  6. 3.5 StarsI struggled a bit with the alternating story lines at the beginning of the story as it was hard to get invested in either story line However, once we got to the meat of both stories, I became immersed in them Present day Liam Taggart and Cathrine Lockhart are asked to go to Italy to help solve a legal dispute over who owns the vineyards currently occupied by Gabriella her or VinCo While there, Gabriella gives Catherine a memoir of a girl from WWII Ada, whose memoir we and Catherin 3.5 StarsI struggled a bit with the alternating story lines at the beginning of the story as it was hard to get invested in either story line However, once we got to the meat of both stories, I became immersed in them Present day Liam Taggart and Cathrine Lockhart are asked to go to Italy to help solve a legal dispute over who owns the vineyards currently occupied by Gabriella her or VinCo While there, Gabriella gives Catherine a memoir of a girl from WWII Ada, whose memoir we and Catherine read, is a German Jew and a gifted violinist Unfortunately, with Hitler s rise to power it becomes increasingly hard for her to play publicly and she eventually moves to Italy to pursue her dream But with WWII raging on and Mussolini joining ranks with Hitler she isn t safe there either Her story is heartbreaking and upsetting Back in present day, Catherine works hard with an Italian lawyer to try and prove G...

  7. This was such a good book This is book 5 in the Liam Taggart Catherine Lockhart series and my first one to read This book is easily a stand alone I didn t feel like I was missing anything by not reading the first four books This book went back and forth between 2017 and the life of Ada Baumgarten and her family during World War II as Jews in Berlin I found both storylines fascinating I ve read before in a memoir that the legal system in Italy is a little hard to navigate with some la This was such a good book This is book 5 in the Liam Taggart Catherine Lockhart series and my first one to read This book is easily a stand alone I didn t feel like I was missing anything by not reading the first four books This book went back and forth between 2017 and the life of Ada Baumgarten and her family during World War II as Jews in Berlin I found both storylines fascinating I ve read before in a memoir that the legal system in Italy is a little hard to navigate with some lawyers not caring and some who can be paid off I was frustrated with Ada and her father where were both professional violinists They kept saying they would leave Berlin and Germany after the season was done or with oneperformance left They also kept thinking Hitler wasn t going to last, people wouldn ...

  8. Thank you Netgalley and St Martin s Press for the ARC.Opening with a drive through the beautiful Italian countryside, this book grabbed from the start and had me turning page after page Gabi is an old lady, about to be evicted from her Italian vineyard to make room for Vinco, Big Vine The land and its villa have been her property for decades and she s not giving up without a fight Having had no luck with the Italian lawyers, her nephew in the United States hires his friends Catherine and Lia Thank you Netgalley and St Martin s Press for the ARC.Opening with a drive through the beautiful Italian countryside, this book grabbed from the start and had me turning page after page Gabi is an old lady, about to be evicted from her Italian vineyard to make room for Vinco, Big Vine The land and its villa have been her property for decades and she s not giving up without a fight Having had no luck with the Italian lawyers, her nephew in the United States hires his friends Catherine and Liam to sort things out They move to Italy to investigate the case Gabi meanwhile is fiercely defending her award winning plot of Ada s grapes But who is Ada and w...

  9. The Girl from Berlin is the fifth book in Ronald H Balson s Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart series It is a story told in dual times One takes place in the present day as Liam and Catherine are trying to solve the mystery and help a friend in Italy The other takes place as the Nazis are consolidating power in Germany and Ada, a young woman, is making her way through the ranks of an orchestra that will take her all over Europe.The story in this book is fascinating although I was much mor The Girl from Berlin is the fifth book in Ronald H Balson s Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart series It is a story told in dual times One takes place in the present day as Liam and Catherine are trying to solve the mystery and help a friend in Italy The other takes place as the Nazis are consolidating power in Germany and Ada, a young woman, is making her way through the ranks of an orchestra that will take her all over Europe.The story in this book is fascinating although I was muchinterested in Ada s story She captures the fear of watching all that she has known change under the Nazis as well as her excitement to be a part of the orche...

  10. Balson has written a number of powerful novels set during the war in recent years and his latest does not disappoint It juxtaposes a modern tale about a fight to save an elderly woman s home in Tuscany with the story of Ada, a young woman struggling to survive during the war I love...

  11. This is a phenomenal book Story is about a young outstanding Jewish woman violinist and her family in Berlin prior to during WWII In addition it tells the story of an old woman in Italy fighting to keep he...

  12. 4.5 5 StarsWhat a great and beautiful story I was captivated by it and hated to put the book down There s sleuthing, a murder mystery, historical fiction, courtroom drama, love, sacrifice, struggle, hatred, and redemption It hit all of my favorite buttons The story opens in July, 2017, with a sleazy Italian lawyer working for a German company trying to force an old woman off her land and claiming that the company he works for is the rightful owner of said property She s furious and calls on 4.5 5 StarsWhat a great and beautiful story I was captivated by it and hated to put the book down There s sleuthing, a murder mystery, historical fiction, courtroom drama, love, sacrifice, struggle, hatred, and redemption It hit all of my favorite buttons The story opens in July, 2017, with a sleazy Italian lawyer working for a German company trying to force an old woman off her land and claiming that the company he works for is the rightful owner of said property She s furious and calls on her only living relative, a nephew and restaurateur in Chicago, for help He then bribes his dear friends who happen to be a happily married couple detective Liam Taggart and phenom lawyer, Catherine Lockhart ...

  13. Liam and Catherine are persuaded by an old friend to help his aunt in Italy keep ownership of her home as an unscrupulous and powerful landowner attempts a takeover They are given an old manuscript to read translated from German as they embark on their flight Catherine begins to read, captivated from the start This is the diary of Ada Baumgarten, a child Jewish prodigy violin player from Berlin who begins her story as Hitler s power and control is rising Ada becomes entangled in the politics Liam and Catherine are persuaded by an old friend to help his aunt in Italy keep ownership of her home as an unscrupulous and powerful landowner attempts a takeover They are given an old manuscript to read translated from German as they embark on their flight Catherine begins to read, captivated from the start This is the diary of Ada Baumgarten, a child Jewish prodigy violin player from Berlin who begins her story as Hitler s power and control is rising Ada becomes ent...