ItsMidnightinBerlin4stars

By Pat McMann Gilchrist
Xlibris, $19.99, 195 pages

In It’s Midnight in Berlin, Pat McMann Gilchrist describes her enviable, rollicking youth in Germany after the close of the Second World War. Reading Gilchrist’s story is a bit like listening to an older relative recall their halcyon days. Those looking for an historical account of Berlin during this period may be disappointed, as she primarily writes about her whirlwind courtship with her first husband. Despite a lack of historical details and a number of editing inconsistencies, however, Gilchrist paints developed, relatable portraits of the characters she encountered during her time in Berlin and this reader was sad to leave them behind.

Reviewed by Katie Richards

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