Anna Strayer flees America and the humiliation of a broken engagement to visit her Aunt and Uncle in Germany. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine the whirlpool of events she is about to be sucked into. A mere two days after her arrival in Germany – Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass occurs. The enchanted country is suddenly enveloped in an evil cloud of darkness.
Anna agrees to aid her Uncle in his covert efforts to help Jews fleeing the ensuing holocaust. But her risky midnight excursions endanger her own life when she has a run in with a hard-nosed Gestapo agent.
Lieutenant Ricard Von Heimer is infatuated with the feisty young woman staying with his close friends. Despite his efforts to woo her, she remains cold and obstinate towards him. And her late night excursions after curfew deeply concern him.
Against her will, Anna finds her attraction to the handsome German officer growing. His gentle side is such a contrast to the cold, steel-eyed soldier, and her Uncle constantly reminds her things are not always as they seem.
Like a tiny match lighting a stick of dynamite, the chemistry between Ricard and Anna is explosive. I couldn’t help wanting Anna to fall for Ricard and yet hating him at the same time for what he represented. Lianne Bruynell Lopes expertly portrays the horrors of the Nazi regime and Anna’s wretched life in a concentration camp. Shadow of the Wolf is a powerful message of love and faith in the midst of unimaginable circumstances. This gripping love story will grab your interest from page one.