The Winter Garden : Clara Vine

  • by Jane Thynne
  • Narrated by Julie Teal
  • Series: Clara Vine
  • 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Berlin in 1937 radiates glamour and ambition. Anna Hansen, a bride-to-be, is at one of Hitler's notorious Nazi Bride Schools.
When she is brutally murdered Clara Vine, an undercover British Intelligence agent and Anna’s friend, is disturbed by news of her death. Clara must work to find the truth and send it back to London. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive.…


What the Critics Say

"[T]he crosscurrents and dangers of the build-up to war are established with expertise and not a little menace. Terrific." (Sunday Times on Black Roses)
"[Its] exploration of the Third Reich’s bizarre attitude to women gives it an original take on Nazi Germany." (Mail on Sunday on Black Roses)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Was impressed

Not my usual genre but I thought it had good write ups so gave it a go. was really pleased I did because I thoroughly enjoyed this book in all aspects. Believable, good pace, interesting characters, interesting historical snippets, good story line and I was left wanting more.
It has also got me interested in the history of Germany and i'll be looking now for similar reads.
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- Lesleyboyd

Great attention to detail throughout

I read book one of the trilogy initially Black Roses and found its historical attention to detail was excellent. The author really recreates the time and the historical aspects to a high standard. I thought the narrator was good and this aided the story. I found the character of Clara so dull she is possibly sleep inducing. She seems to go around everywhere contribute nothing to the discussions going on as she is 'listening' so that she can relay information back to her 'spy master' I don't understand why she is being invited to these parties as with her not talking and interacting it is difficult to understand her value or contribution.
If you are looking for a book with characters who develop during the book then I would suggest you reconsider this one. However if you want serious attention to detail surrounding all characters then this book may not be for you
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- Cian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks