Book Review The Secrets of the Notebook by Eve Haas

 The Secrets of the Notebook by Eve Haas

This biography would be of interest to family history researchers – it not only tells the story of Eve’s incredible family history but also documents her journey as she follows the trails in her research.  Described on the cover as “A royal love affair and a woman’s quest to uncover her incredible family secret”.  The author begins as all good family history researchers know do – with herself. As a child in Berlin, Germany prior to the Second World War.  What caused her interest in family history? – A treasured family notebook handed down to her by her father and a warning not to go searching any further. But that does not hold her back, with support from her husband and from her home base in England, she discovers that her Great Great Grandmother had married into a Royal Family and along the way risks her life to uncover the truth.

Much of her research was well before the Internet. Her tenacity to seek the truth and find the story of her ancestors - and then write a book about it - is to be admired.

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