The Girl from Berlin (Review)

by Ronald H. Balson

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In the newest novel from internationally-bestselling author Ronald. H. Balson, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets.

An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten…

Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, and herself a violin prodigy, Ada’s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin’s interwar society. Continue reading “The Girl from Berlin (Review)”

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Ronald H. Balson is the author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie, Karolina’s Twins, The Trust and The Girl From Berlin. Ron is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. The demands of his trial practice have taken him into courts across the United States and into international venues. An adjunct professor of business law at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years, Ron has also lectured on trial advocacy in federal trial bar courses.

During the early 2000s, Ron spent time in Warsaw and southern Poland in connection with a complex telecommunications lawsuit. Continue reading “Ronald H. Balson”

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