Brigitte Riebe completed a doctorate in history before becoming a publishing editor. She has written many successful novels set in past historical eras. Her books have been translated into many languages. She lives with her husband in Munich.
THE KU’DAMM SISTERS: A GOLDEN AGE (Vol. II)
A major new trilogy set in the 1950s about three sisters and a Berlin business dynasty
Berlin, 1953. While eldest sister Rike puts the family’s business above everything else, middle daughter Silvie wants to push away the dark memories of the war by living her life to the full. Rike’s hard work in rebuilding the department store on Berlin’s Ku’damm doesn’t interest her in the slightest. After all, business is booming. Rike wants to offer her customers the newest innovations: petticoats, nylon stockings and Perlon shirts as well as the finest fabrics and wares in the latest Italian fashions.
But the dynamics of the family have changed. Now that the wounds of war are healed, the men refuse to let the women run the business on their own. Florentine, the youngest sister, is now a young woman and begins rebelling against anyone and everyone in a way that threatens to split the family. Silvie realises that she will have to take responsibility for the business and for the family…