The Geistbeck Farm Girls

Historical Novels, Women's Fiction, Fiction

The sun will rise again tomorrow

Bavaria, 1911. Little Wally Geistbeck is born during the worst winter in living memory. Her childhood is a happy one, spent running around on her parents’ farm, their pride and joy. But at first slowly, then faster and more dramatically, the once successful farming dynasty begins to decline. It is decided that Wally should be married off, and so she is sent to finishing school in a convent to help her find a suitable match. Yet without a dowry, all she can do is find a job as a servant. For Wally, this means leaving her beloved home and her first love, Ludwig. The big city wrings Wally dry, but she does not give up. 

  • Warm-hearted, touching, and captivating – the fate of a farmer's daughter at the beginning of the 20th century
Antonia Brauer

Antonia Brauer is a pseudonym. As her family originally comes from the Hallertau, she experienced a lot of rural life as a child: helping with the hopping, seeing the men coming back from hunting and accompanying the women on their mushroom foray. During her visits she also mucked out the stalls and played with the barn cats. Much of the inspiration for the heroine Wally stems from the author's grandmother. The author now lives with her family in Munich.

The Geistbeck Farm Girls

The sun will rise again tomorrow

Bavaria, 1911. Little Wally Geistbeck is born during the worst winter in living memory. Her childhood is a happy one, spent running around on her parents’ farm, their pride and joy. But at first slowly, then faster and more dramatically, the once successful farming dynasty begins to decline. It is decided that Wally should be married off, and so she is sent to finishing school in a convent to help her find a suitable match. Yet without a dowry, all she can do is find a job as a servant. For Wally, this means leaving her beloved home and her first love, Ludwig. The big city wrings Wally dry, but she does not give up. 

  • Warm-hearted, touching, and captivating – the fate of a farmer's daughter at the beginning of the 20th century
Bibliographic Data
464 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-22008-8
First published 2022