Historical Fiction Readers

Today I have an exceptional book I read and reviewed !

Sins Of The Fathers
By Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

History hinged on a call as the German high command waited for Hitler’s order to invade Czechoslovakia. That was the signal that would launch their revolt to bring down the Reich.

Every detail of the coup was in place. Access roads to Berlin would be blocked. The city sealed. Communication centers taken. A commando squad―sixty hand-picked men―were ready to storm the Chancellery and seize Hitler. The only open question: to try Hitler as a traitor or execute him on the spot.

Sins of the Fathers is the eye-opening novel―based on historical facts―of the efforts of German military leaders, career civil servants, and clergy to solicit England’s assistance to bring down the tyrant in 1938. When Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain refused to meet with them, they turned to Winston Churchill, who secretly supported their cause. Armed with a strongly worded letter from the future prime minister, they waited for Hitler’s telephone call ordering German troops to invade Czechoslovakia―the signal for their uprising. But the call did not come. Instead, Prime Minister Chamberlain went to Hitler’s apartment in Munich only to bow to the dictator’s will. The invasion was over before it began―and with that, so was the coup. Flying home, Chamberlain announced he had obtained “peace for our times.”


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.

Sins Of The Fathers
By Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Pages: 432

Historical Fiction at its Finest

An excellent historical fiction based on the real life story of a 1938 attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life. This thrilling edge your seat read about a courageous group of Germans and the anti-Hitler movement within Germany.
This novel is the follow up to the novel Wolf, which I highly recommend reading and was one of my all time favorite reads of 2020

Meticulously researched, and filled with wonderful detailed observations.
the authors bend of actual facts with their own creative fiction, made for a seamlessly and smooth blend, that really stands out.

A riveting novel, readers are given front row seats into the working of Hitlers
inter-circle. Seen through the eyes of Friedrich Richard, an injured soldier who befriended Hitler as he recovered in a WWI hospital ward in the first installment.
We are also giving an enjoyable side storyline, of Friedrich Richard own character with his own trials and turmoils.

The authors Impeccable writing brings to light an incredible lost chance to halt Adolf Hitlers master plan, before World War ll started, and a series of events that would have changed history.
I held fast from start to finish until the intellectually suspenseful thought provoking ending, that left me shocked! A work of stunning achievement. An exquisitely written, ponderosa look at the series of events and if the Anti-Hitler movement would have gotten the full support of the British.

I highly recommend this book and it’s predecessor, Wolf the novel, to my readers, family and friends

@skyhorsepub #SinsoftheFathers #historicalfiction #ww2


Sins of the Fathers―the sequel to Wolf about Hitler’s rise to power―tells the dramatic true story of the foolish prime minister that undermined the coup to topple the regime, delivered Czechoslovakia to Hitler, saved the Führer’s life, and paved the road to World War II.

Herbert J Stern

HERBERT J. STERN was born in New York City, attended Hobart College, and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago. He was formerly U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and prosecuted the mayors of Newark, Jersey City and Atlantic City. He also served as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as judge of the United States Court for Berlin. There he presided over a hijacking trial in the occupied American Sector of West Berlin. His book about the case, Judgment in Berlin, won the 1974 Freedom Foundation Award and became a film starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn. He also wrote Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took on the Mob, Fought Corruption, and Won, as well as the multi-volume legal work: Trying Cases to Win. He is the founding member of the law firm, Stern Kilcullen & Rufolo.

Alan A Winter

ALAN A. WINTER is the co-author of Wolf: A Novel, and the author of four other novels, including Savior’s Day, which Kirkus selected as a Best Book of 2013. Winter was born in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Livingston High School and graduated with honors in history from Rutgers College. He earned post-graduate degrees from New York University and Columbia where he was an associate professor for more than 20 years.

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