by Rebecca (Havertown): My favorite genre, or perhaps, obsession used to be WWII fiction. I stopped reading them because I wasn’t finding anything new and I felt I was becoming somewhat immune to the graphics which seemed to be inevitable. Shadows of Berlin is an exception. It’s a powerful and truly moving story of a survivor, one who carries the pain, the memory of the suffering and the guilt of surviving long after the war is over. Rachel has survived, moved to New York and married but her scars run so deep that they are at times so overwhelming, even after many years, that her marriage and even her life teeters on the edge. I felt her pain so deeply yet the story is written without being graphic which makes this story so unique. It left me rooting for Rachel, her husband and her soon to be baby,