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The Doctor's Daughters

Commercial Fiction, Historical Novels, Women's Fiction, Fiction

Two young doctors, two continents, one great love affair

Berlin and Africa, 1928. Henny and Antonia are the daughters of famous doctor Ricarda Thomasius. Although they could not be any more different, they are united by their love of medicine. While Henny is busy setting up an extremely successful oncology practice in Berlin, the younger Toni wants nothing more than to return to where she grew up – East Africa. Now, at 27, she is on a ship that brings her closer to this dream, though against the wishes of her mother, who lived in Africa for a very long time. Arriving in Dar es Salaam, Toni immediately feels at home. But soon her love for a mysterious man as well as her unconventional ways of helping the locals put her in great danger. When news arrives from Africa that Toni has disappeared, the Thomasius family must make a decision...

  • Authentic and without folklore kitsch, Helene Sommerfeld brings the Africa of the late 1920s to life
  • From Berlin to Africa in the late 1920s, Helene Sommerfeld transports her readers to a fascinating world 
Helene Sommerfeld

Helene Sommerfeld is the pseudonym of a married couple who write together from their home in Berlin. Their trilogy about Dr. Ricarda Thomasius has won the hearts of their readers, landing them at the very top of the SPIEGEL bestseller list. The captivating combination of historical precision and passionate, believable characters makes Helene Sommerfeld’s novels a gripping experience for readers.

The Doctor's Daughters

Two young doctors, two continents, one great love affair

Berlin and Africa, 1928. Henny and Antonia are the daughters of famous doctor Ricarda Thomasius. Although they could not be any more different, they are united by their love of medicine. While Henny is busy setting up an extremely successful oncology practice in Berlin, the younger Toni wants nothing more than to return to where she grew up – East Africa. Now, at 27, she is on a ship that brings her closer to this dream, though against the wishes of her mother, who lived in Africa for a very long time. Arriving in Dar es Salaam, Toni immediately feels at home. But soon her love for a mysterious man as well as her unconventional ways of helping the locals put her in great danger. When news arrives from Africa that Toni has disappeared, the Thomasius family must make a decision...

  • Authentic and without folklore kitsch, Helene Sommerfeld brings the Africa of the late 1920s to life
  • From Berlin to Africa in the late 1920s, Helene Sommerfeld transports her readers to a fascinating world 
Bibliographic Data
512 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-22026-2
First published 2022