A Mother's War by Helen Parusel

Today on tour with Rachel’s Random Resources is a story of a mothers never ending love. A Mother’s War is set in Norway during WWII.

About the Book:

A forbidden romance in occupied Norway…

Narvik, 1940. After Laila awakens to the sight of warships in the fjord, it isn't long before she turns resistor to the brutal Nazi regime. She is horrified when local girls begin affairs with enemy soldiers, yet against her own principles, she finds herself falling in love with German soldier, Josef.

Josef is not like the others. He becomes involved in helping her and the locals with resistance activities, risking his life on more than one occasion.

But then Laila finds out she is pregnant. With Josef sent to the Russian front, and Laila cast out by her family, she turns to a home for women which promises to care for her and her unborn child. But instead, she finds herself caught in a system of evil far beyond what she thought possible…



WWII historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and even though there are a lot of books set in this time period there is always an untold story. Laila hates the German soldiers that invaded her town but one is not like the others and captures her heart. When Laila becomes pregnant and is sent to a house for unmarried mothers she finds herself needing to be strong. This story will wrap you up and not let go until you read the last word. I’m always amazed to read stories about WWII that I have not heard before. Every story is important and must be told.

About the Author:

Helen Parusel is from London but now lives in Hamburg, Germany with my husband and daughter. She gave English lessons to retired Germans for twenty years and became intrigued by many of their wartime stories. Her mother comes from Linz, Austria and she spent her summer holidays there for years which inspired my next novel. She has always loved reading and writing, and now finally have the time to devote to writing.

Keep in touch on social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelenParusel 


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