Beyond the Sunset by Diana Bachmann
In the years just before World War II, years of wild pleasure before the darkness, there lived an enchanting young girl, Jacqueline. A woman of strength and passion, she bewitched men with her beauty. Ravished by a king-to-be, pursued by a powerful Nazi leader, Jacqueline was always sought after, but the passion she yearned for always eluded her.
Absconding with her illegitimate baby son Jean-Jacques to live with a Jewish uncle in Berlin, she witnesses first hand the savage cruelty of the rising Nazi regime. Forced to escape once more, she flees to Italy with the help of Count Marco Luzzi di Calitri, but she’s soon captured and put on a train to a concentration camp with other Enemies of the Reich. Falling for fellow prisoner David, the pair make plans for their plucky escape from torture and certain death.
From the gilded palaces of Bucharest to the ancient hills of Rome, from the high society of Berlin to the glittering cafes of Paris, will Jacqueline find the love she’d always dreamed of?
Diana Bachmann was born in Guernsey in 1950. She has three children and six grandchildren, plus a large family of step-children and step-grandchildren. Having lived in the Bahamas and Spain with her second husband, bestselling author Christopher Nicole, she has since returned to Guernsey. Inspired by her own experiences as a child evacuee during the Nazi occupation of the island, she authored the popular Guernsey Sagaseries.