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Now in paperback! Jennifer Chiaverini’s sweeping WWII historical fiction, RESISTANCE WOMEN, about a woman from Wisconsin, friendship, romance, and more

by Leslie Lindsay 

A captivating historical novel that recreates the danger, sacrifices, and romance of the WWII era, inspired by a true story. 




by New York Times bestselling author

Jennifer Chiaverini

RESISTANCE WOMEN (William Morrow, Paperback February 4, 2020) was an Amazon Best Book of June; a June Indie Next pick; and received praise from People, OprahMag.com, and a slew of other media outlets.

American-born Mildred Fish Harnack is well known throughout modern Germany, where streets and schools have been named after her. A literary scholar and anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Mildred was the only American woman whose execution during World War II was personally ordered by Adolf Hitler.  Yet here in her native country, Mildred’s story is largely unknown.

 Coming in Paperback Feb 4th

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After University of Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work. But the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal in August 1942, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed… with fatal consequences. Forty-five members of the circle are sentenced to die—nineteen of them women, not trained spies or armed soldiers, but remarkable women from all walks of life.

“Chiaverini never loses her focus on her four extraordinarily courageous, resourceful, yet relatable narrators. Chiaverini’s many fans and every historical fiction reader who enjoys strong female characters, will find much to love in this revealing WWII novel.”


RESISTANCE WOMEN is the haunting, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

*An Indie Next List Great Reads “Now in Paperback”

Selection for February 2020


Artistic photo of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram for more like this @leslielindsay1

For more information, to connect with Jennifer Chiaverini via social media, or to purchase a copy of RESISTANCE WOMEN, please see: 


*An Indie Next List Great Reads “Now in Paperback”

Selection for February 2020


“Resistance” is one of the most recurring words in American discourse right now, and this inspiring novel shows what we all need to see—a triumph of love over despair, of courage over fear, and of dignity and compassion over evil.

Jennifer Chiaverini Author Photo (1)ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer Chiaverini is theNew York Timesbestsellingauthor of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can connect with me, Leslie Lindsay, via these websites:

 I hope you do!

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Leslie Lindsay is the award-winning author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012). Her work has been published in Pithead ChapelCommon Ground ReviewCleaver Magazine (craft and CNF), The Awakenings Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ruminate’s The WakingBrave Voices Literary MagazineManifest-Station, and others. She has been awarded as one of the top 1% reviewers on GoodReads and recognized by Jane Friedman as one of the most influential book reviewers. Since 2013, Leslie has interviewed over 700 bestselling and debut authors on her author interview series. Follow her bookstagram posts @leslielindsay1.

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[Cover and author image courtesy of WilliamMorrow and used with permission. Artistic photo of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram for more like this @leslielindsay1]


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