Erin Eldridge lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and is a semi-retired English teacher who worked for many years in Special Needs, principally with deaf students. She has published, to good reviews, Immortal Longings, a love story set in Seattle, and most recently, Ravening Heart of the Wolf, a medieval fantasy. Erin has several more books in the pipeline, including another war story, an autobiographical account of her adventures working in Africa as a young woman, and a children's series about a boy who time travels. She describes herself as a "passionate writer" who tries to create stories that reflect the human condition with all its myriad adventures, joys, and heartaches, while uplifting the human spirit.
Elise lives in occupied Berlin, under Russian rule. Her husband, Erich, is in France with the German army, then becomes a prisoner of war. Divided and alone, each struggles to cope in a dangerous and unfamiliar world. During the horrific days of early occupation and the rape of Berlin, Elise, a nurs...