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Jennifer Coburn


Jennifer Coburn

Jennifer Coburn is the author of CRADLES OF THE REICH, a historical novel about three very different women living at a Nazi Lebensborn breeding home at the start of World War ll.

She has also published a mother-daughter travel memoir, WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS, as well as six contemporary women's novels. Additionally, Jennifer has contributed to five literary anthologies, including A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN.

Jennifer lives in San Diego with her husband, William. Their daughter, Katie, is currently in graduate school. When Jennifer is not going down historical research rabbit holes, she volunteers with So Say We All, a live storytelling organization, where she is a performer, producer and performance coach. She is also an active volunteer with Reality Changers, a nonprofit that supports low-income high school students in becoming the first in their families to attend college.

Jennifer Coburn

Books by Jennifer Coburn

by Jennifer Coburn - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

CRADLES OF THE REICH uncovers a topic rarely explored in fiction: the Lebensborn project, a Nazi breeding program to create a so-called master race. At the Heim Hochland maternity home in Bavaria, three women's lives converge as they find themselves there under very different circumstances. Gundi is a pregnant university student from Berlin. An Aryan beauty, she's secretly a member of a resistance group. Hilde, only 18, is a true believer in the cause and is thrilled to carry a Nazi official's child. And Irma, a 44-year-old nurse, is desperate to build a new life for herself after personal devastation. Despite their opposing beliefs, all three have everything to lose as they begin to realize they are trapped within Hitler's terrifying scheme to build a Nazi-Aryan nation.