Camping / Glamping
Hiking / Mountain Climbing / Outdoor Sport
Loss / Grieving / Widow
Hot & Steamy (full, graphic description of sexual acts occurs and may include crude language)
CEO / Executive
Clergy / Priest / Rabbi / Nun
Doctor / Nurse / EMT / Midwife
Royalty / Aristocrat
Hospital / Medical / Treatment Facility
Resort / Spa
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
Butch / Stud
Acts of Contrition
Golden Crown Literary Award (Goldie)
The Passing Rites Series, Book 4
By Elena Graf
Can a doctor overcome the guilt over her past and recover from a brutal rape?
World War II has finally come to an end and Berlin is in ruins. Nearly everything Margarethe von Stahle has sworn to protect has been lost. After being brutally abused by occupying Russian soldiers, Margarethe must rely on the kindness of her friends to survive. Fortunately, the American Army has brought her former protégé, Dr. Sarah Weber, back to Berlin. Slowly, Margarethe heals and begins to rebuild her life, but as she confronts painful events that occurred during the war, she must learn to forgive and be forgiven.
Acts of Contrition is the fourth novel in the Passing Rites Series, which follows the aristocratic Stahle family through the 20th century. Set in Berlin during the aftermath of World War II, this book shows how survivors struggled with their guilt over the war and the evil perpetrated by the Nazi regime. It tells the inspiring story of how, despite sexual violence, crushing losses and grief, someone can be brought back from the brink by personal determination, friendship and love.