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Carly Schabowski Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ringmaster's Daughter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watchmaker of Dachau (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rainbow (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Note (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Courage We Have Found (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Airman's Girl (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret She Kept (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Postcard (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter Child (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

It is Something to Have Been (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carly Schabowski is a historical fiction author that is best known for her 2021 novel “The Rainbow.”

Before she became a bestselling author she was a journalist that worked in Australia and North Cyprus. Schabowski then went to Oxford Brookes University where she got her master’s and doctorate degrees in creative writing.

The author published her debut novel “The Ringmaster’s Daughter” in 2020 under traditional publisher Bookouture. She now has more than half a dozen works to her name as she used the motivation from the success of her debut to continue writing.
Over the years, she has made a name for herself by writing moving, epic historical works about finding love within the backdrop of human suffering, survival, and uncertain and desperate times during the 1940s.

As a successful author, she was tapped to become a teacher of creative fiction. She is now an associate lecturer of creative writing who teaches second-year and freshmen English literature students.

Schabowski currently makes her home in a very small village in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. While it is a very small place that she can hardly spin a cat in it, she has managed to make it a homely place much like a hobbit abode.
She lives with her two dogs who are her constant companions when she is writing, reading, drinking the occasional gin, and eating chips.

Carly has said that she got interested in World War II from a familial connection. It was from this connection that she got inspired to write her doctorate degree that focused on what responsibility the author has when writing historical fiction.
While she has achieved a lot, she believes it has made her even more of a hermit as she cannot get enough of writing and spends much of her time indoors.

“The Watchmaker of Dachau” by Carly Schabowski is a heartwrenching work is s novel set in World War II that makes an unforgettable tale of human kindness that finds its inspiration from real life.

Outside, snow is falling and a woman is preparing for an unexpected funeral that she hopes she does not have to attend. As she smoothes her dress and fixes her hair she tells herself that she has lost people close to her too many times.
The author then takes his reader to Dachau, Germany in January 1945 at a time when the allies had been pushing the Nazis back every day.

As a huge train rattles through the snowy and glittering landscape of Bavaria, the quiet and still beauty blocks the window where there are horrific scenes. Inside are women and men huddled together terrified and frozen.
Izak Schuller the Jewish watchmaker is at a loss as to how he ended up on the death train and believes he will not leave alive. Upon arriving at the Dachau concentration camp, Izak is surprised to be separated from everyone else.
He is sent to work at the home of one of the Nazis, where he gets to live with Officer Becher and his spoiled, beautiful young wife.

Becher thinks he could make use of his watch-making skills and Izak soon realizes that his life may be preserved as long as the Nazis have use of his skills.

Carly Schabowski’s novel “The Rainbow” opens in a dark room where Isla picks up from the dusty floorboards a neatly folded piece 0f paper.

It happens to be a newspaper article with a faded picture of some Nazi soldiers and some German writings. Isla was about to place it back in the old box when she saw a familiar name.

Living in London Isla has often been bombarded with the many stories of her grandfather’s life. He has told them about all of his childhood days in Poland before the war and then his time as a soldier fighting the Nazis to protect his motherland and its people.
As such, she is heartbroken and shocked to find a picture of her grandpa wearing a Nazi uniform while collecting memorabilia for his 95th birthday. Could everything he had ever told them have been a lie?

He is suffering from advanced dementia and hence questioning him is impossible. Wrapping herself in one of his war mementos she begins to investigate the truth behind the photo.

What she unearths is more shocking than anything she could have imagined. It is a story of childhood lovers torn apart because of family duty and how one man risked the respect of his people, his love, and his life to go fight for justice from behind enemy lines.
It is a heartbreaking tale of betrayal, love, and a secret hidden through the generations.

The Ringmaster’s Daughter is a work set in 1940 Paris where Michel Bonnet is a twenty-year-old living on the edge of the law.

He usually finds work where he can and is an expert at breaking in horses which he usually does from the outer suburbs. However, things change when the Nazis overrun the country and Michel flees on a rickety train heading to the rural south.
It is a move that will forever change his destiny. The train on which he is a stowaway belongs to irritable and troubled showman Werner Neumann who runs the traveling circus Le Cirque Neumann.

The man offers him a job taking care of the horses that the company owns. But he tells him he will need to keep his mouth shut on what he sees at work and for the most part keep to himself.

Soon enough, Michel finds himself pulled into the wondrous and strange world of the spectacular, which makes it hard to keep the terms of his employment.

Why does the man in charge of the money never speak and why does the sword swallower always turn his head away. He is also puzzled by the shadowy and silent figures who move like moths between the wagons late in the evenings.

Meanwhile, Michel is also trying to win the love of the exotic and beautiful trapeze artist Freida. She is a green-eyed and graceful star who performs some spectacular acts but he is forbidden from ever meeting her gaze.

It makes for an uplifting and emotional wartime novel.

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