In this final segment on my Author Of The Week, please allow me to introduce Christoph Fischer's, The Black Eagle Inn.
The Black Eagle Inn is an old established Restaurant and Farm business in the sleepy Bavarian countryside outside of Heimkirchen. Childless Anna Hinterberger has fought hard to make it her own and keep it running through WWII. Religion and rivalry divide her family as one of her nephews, Markus has got her heart and another nephew, Lukas got her ear. Her husband Herbert is still missing and for the wider family life in post-war Germany also has some unexpected challenges in store.
Once again Fischer tells a family saga with war in the far background and weaves the political and religious into the personal. Being the third in the Three Nations Trilogy this book offers another perspective on war, its impact on people and the themes of nations and identity.
Set in Germany, this exquisite story follows the life of the Hinterberger family from the onset of the Great War through to the late 1970's. It is not so much a Historical novel as it is a tale of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption. Even though there is very little action, the author cleverly pulls you into to the story with relateable characters and intriguing plot maps.
Anna Stockmann owns the Black Eagle Inn along with her husband, Herbert. While he is away fighting in the 1940's war, she runs the business and farm, which soon becomes the source of contention as her nieces and nephews along with her adopted son, vie to be the next successor to take Anna's place and inherit the family fortune. Then her husband returns from war a changed man!
This book is well written and cleverly unveils a side of German history we are not aware of. You do not need to be a history buff or even like Historical fiction to enjoy this book. There is something in it for everybody and this books guarantees to have you wonder what happens next. I can not wait to read the rest of the books in this series!
The journey so far
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