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About Michael Reit
Michael Reit writes historical fiction based on true events and people. Writing what he loves, he spent years researching lesser-known events, locations, and people to produce his debut novel Beyond the Tracks.
Inspired by the Polish resistance, his new novel, Warsaw Fury, focuses on the struggle of the Home Army & Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.
He's currently writing his third novel, which will transport readers back to WWII Amsterdam, where two brothers find themselves on very different sides as the Nazis step up their persecution of Dutch Jews.
Born in the Netherlands, he now lives in beautiful Vienna, Austria, with his partner Esther, daughter Bibi, and Hungarian Vizsla Maggie. You can connect through michaelreit.com or Facebook (Michael Reit Author).
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From the bestselling author of "Beyond the Tracks" comes another sweeping WWII tale...
We mustn't let darkness win.
Natan Borkowski has it all. In line to take over the successful family business, his future is set.
Julia Horowitz lives in poverty. The daughter of a shoemaker, she dreams of a different life—a different world.
Everything changes when Hitler’s armies invade Poland. Natan’s future is ripped away by the flick of a switch of a Luftwaffe pilot. When the smoke clears, Julia and her family find themselves locked within the walls of the newly-formed Jewish ghetto.
On opposite sides of the wall, Natan and Julia’s lives are not so different anymore. As the Nazis unleash a reign of hunger, terror, and death across the city, they must now decide what’s more terrifying:
To die on their knees, or go down fighting?
Based on true events, Warsaw Fury is a story of love, courage, and resilience in the face of unimaginable evil.
The Reviews are in! See what Readers have to say about 'Warsaw Fury':
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A stunning, riveting tale from the first page to last. Michael Reit expertly takes readers deep into the Warsaw Uprising and the resistance movement in Poland during the harrowing years of Nazi invasion and occupation. Filled with heart-stopping suspense, tender moments, and heartbreaking ordeals, Warsaw Fury is one I couldn’t put down.” — Alexa Kang, USA Today bestselling author of the Shanghai Story trilogy.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Michael Reit is truly a refreshing new voice in WW2 Historical Fiction! The tale of Polish resistance – a topic insufficiently explored – had me hungrily turning pages. I followed Natan and Julia’s adventures with breathless anticipation to the very end. Reit is definitely an author to watch!” – Roberta Kagan, USA Today Bestselling Author of WW2 Historical Fiction
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "... filled with hope, endurance, courage and justice. These themes carry the book and are made even more heartbreakingly beautiful when coupled with the realistic portrayal of the horrors experienced by the Polish resistance fighters." —Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Set during WWII in Warsaw, this riveting and tragic Historical Fiction is about despair, anguish, courage, resilience and hope. " —NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The story was heartbreaking, tear jerking, and filled with the spirit and enthusiasm of the young. It was definitely a good read and one that would inspire anyone. I would definitely recommend this book." —NetGalley Reviewer
It’s no longer safe here.
When the Jewish families of Berlin start disappearing in nightly raids, 21-year-old Jacob Kagan knows it’s only a matter of time before the trucks come for him. Along with his family and best friend, he flees the country he’s always called home to find shelter in a Dutch refugee camp. Before long, the Netherlands falls to the Nazi war machine — Jacob’s new home is transformed into a transit camp with weekly trains bound for the horrors of the Eastern concentration camps.
Handpicked by the cruel new SS regime to police the camp’s Jewish population, Jacob has the opportunity to save his parents and best friend from the dreaded transport lists — but at what cost?
Based on true events, Beyond the Tracks is a redemptive story of unconditional loyalty and a will to survive at impossible odds.
Readers are raving about Beyond the Tracks:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantastic book. Very easy to read...hard to put down. Lots of detail. I was surprised at the end to find this was a historical fiction. It felt very real."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "All I can say is WOW. This book holds your interest from the first page to the last."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book was phenomenally written and really tugged at the heart strings."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was an excellent read. I am well versed on WWII but this opened my eyes to a few things I was unaware of."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book grabs you from the first page. Each character becomes alive as their story unfolds. I quickly felt endeared by some and disgusted with others. I felt the joys and sorrows as the story unfolded. It's been a long time since I read a book I could hardly put down, and at the same time not want to end."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you are considering reading this book I am sure like me, you have read many on the Holocaust. This book is particularly special because the events are true. The details of the camps are true. The events happened. Some of the characters are nonfictional. It is a true portrayal of what occurred in all of its ugliness."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Michael Reit has a way of captivating the audience and transporting the reader into the trials and tribulations of Jacob Kagan and his friends and family. I finished this book in less than a day...I could not put it down!"