Well whatever it says to you, I'd hazard a guess that it didn't scream Nazi Germany. Don't believe me? Here's the back cover blurb:
Sophie de Havilland fled London and her past, vowing never to return. In Germany she sought solace, with her aunt, and couldn’t help but admire how the Third Reich had reclaimed a country so near ruin. But soon the veneer crumbled. Beneath the frenetic nightlife of 1939 Berlin, the swirling parties with the dashing SS in their night-black uniforms and their beautiful dames, she saw cancer growing. Stories of an impossible nature—terrible stories, terrible crimes—she began to believe.Elspeth McKendrick is another name for Morag McKendrick Pippin, who has written a couple of other historical romances in "unique" time periods. One wonders on the name change. This too is an unusual setting and doesn't sound that different from her previous releases (it's not like she's switching from writing sweet historicals to erotic paranormal here). One hopes the name change isn't because of previously sluggish sales (and I know nothing about her sales - I'm just wondering out loud here).
These Nazis were Germany’s demon lover: handsome, fearsome, faithless, murderous. Her aunt had been right to seek escape. But, was it possible? One man offered hope: a handsome half-American. But while his spicy scent and strong arms seduced her with safety, the lightning on his collar and his searing blue eyes reminded her that sometimes the handsomest faces hid perfidious intent.
As for this book, I'll probably try it - although I wonder how well it will do in the market place with an odd title and weird cover. I suspect Dorchester was shooting for a Cabaret look, but honestly it falls a wee bit short.
Time will tell, but gotta say that it's nice to see someone taking a chance on historical romances set in the 20th century. Laydown date is August 28.