Category Archives: German

August 07

Book Review: In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard

In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard        *** 5 stars *** An historical romance about the Austrian Royalty in the 1800’s. The customs of the times in Austria were difficult for young women. Arranged marriages, little or no independence. Women everywhere had difficult lives and very little power over their circumstances, but […]

January 17

Book review: The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova

The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova, is an excellently written story that draws the reader through every page of this bitter love story, set in World War II and post-war Russia.  It is the dramatic and realistic rendering of one young girl’s journey, through German occupation, to post-war trauma […]

January 15

Author Spotlight: Marina Osipova, author of The Cruel Romance

International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Marina: I was born in Germany and grew up in Russia where I graduated from The Moscow State Institute of History and Archives. I also have a diploma as a German language translator from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. I extensively traveled to […]