THE WILD GIRL was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013 by Australian readers, and earned a starred review by the American Library Association Booklist, who called it “a beautiful and often heartbreaking love story that is sure to move and captivate readers.’
THE WILD GIRL tells one of the greatest untold love stories of all time – the poignant romance between Wilhelm Grimm and the young woman who told him many of his most famous stories. Her name was Dortchen Wild, and she grew up next door to the Grimm family in Hessen-Cassel, a small German kingdom that was one of the first to fall to Napoleon. It was a time of war and tyranny and terror, when the collecting of a few old half-forgotten tales was all the young Grimm brothers could do to resist the oppressive rule of the French.
It is one of my favourites of my own books – here is the Prologue for you to read – and if you’d like to know more about the true history behind the book, here’s an earlier blog of mine.