Praise for Emeralds Never Fade

“Maitland-Lewis blends a unique, educated and informed voice to create convincing characters living through one of history’s darkest hours. Impeccably researched, Emeralds Never Fade is a poignant story of two men whose lives, and the lives of their family members, are forever altered by a period of history that should never be forgotten. As Hitler’s Nazis march across Europe and the horrors of the Holocaust unfold, Maitland-Lewis delivers a personal account of loss, love, sacrifice and triumph. Emeralds Never Fade is hard to close at night and hard to forget.”

Robert Dugoni
NY Times bestselling author MURDER ONE and BODILY HARM

“I started Emeralds and couldn’t put it down until the end. It is a page turner—greatly enjoyable and informative. Perfecto!”

Connie Martinson
Nationally syndicated journalist and television host of Connie Martinson Talks Books

Emeralds Never Fade is an extremely clever, well-crafted thriller that compels the reader to turn page after page excitedly. The author, Stephen Maitland-Lewis, earnestly informs about an intensely significant historical era which he tautly wraps around with irresistible charm his fascinating tale of mystery and intrigue.”

Robert K. Tanenbaum
Bestselling author of the Butch Karp thriller series

“Stephen Maitland-Lewis beautifully crafts a story of intrigue that examines the human condition in all its layers. The fascinating journeys of Leo Bergner and Bruno Franzmann are vividly detailed in a tour de force account of men shaped by their remarkable life experiences. Emeralds Never Fade gains power and poignancy with every riveting page.”

Jim Engster
NPR host and President of Louisiana Radio Network

“A fascinating combination of thriller and psychodrama of an entire era, Emeralds Never Fade is a vivid depiction of two characters in the vortex of the most desperate hour in Jewish history. With echoes of The Chosen, Maitland-Lewis captures the very personal fallout of the Holocaust in a manner that captures events in both their terror and absurdity.”

Eric Dezenhall
Author of The Devil Himself

Emeralds Never Fade is so compelling that at first I thought I had written it myself. This book is great!”

Alan Zweibel
Thurber prize-winning author of “The Other Shulman”

Emeralds Never Fade is a deftly woven and intriguing tale of two German boys played out against the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi regime and World War II—a page turning thriller that won’t disappoint.”

Dr. James Muyskens
President, Queen’s College, New York

“Maitland-Lewis is a master storyteller. Emeralds Never Fade depicts not only a staggering and grand sweep of history but the fascinating mysteries of the human heart.”

Brad Schreiber
Award-winning journalist and author of Becoming Jimi Hendrix

“Stephen Maitland-Lewis deftly guides us through the dark times of Nazi Germany, where birth and circumstance muddy the boundaries of good and evil. We travel the continent and beyond, through the exciting world of international banking, as we follow separate lives that are yet intertwined, with an ending that is completely unexpected.”

Pam Atherton
Award-winning talk show host

Emeralds Never Fade is a major tour-de-force and personal account of one of the most horrifying and compelling eras the world has ever endured. The characters come alive in Stephen Maitland-Lewis’ inspiring prose to the point you simply can't put it down or wait to attack the next inspiring, fascinating page.”

John L. Seitz
Senior Editor, The Beverly Hills Courier

“A pulsating story of two boys once joined together by the love of music, then separated by the paths of war. A gripping read with a heart-pounding ending.”

Monty Hall
Iconic television personality

“I’ve been waiting for Stephen Maitland-Lewis to top Hero on Three Continents and he has done it with Emeralds Never Fade. This compelling story of tragedy and triumph kept me riveted to the very last page.”

A. C. Lyles
Producer, Paramount Pictures

“A compelling read punctuated with unexpected twists and turns that make it difficult to put the book down.”

Roger Lefkon
Former Merv Griffin Entertainment and NBC television executive

“Stephen Maitland-Lewis has crafted an important novel that is an enjoyable and compelling read. An exciting and moving page-turner.”

Jerry Zeitman
Hollywood Producer

“Put this marvelous story at the top of your ‘must read’ list. The characters come alive and will impress you... and haunt you as the story reveals its secrets. A powerful study of behavior patterns as life events unfold. Enjoy it—and take its lessons to heart.”

Rabbi Dr. Sanford M. Shapero
Former Regional Director of The Union For Reform Judaism