As part of our feature on WWII, we are giving away four of our favorites! One winner will receive all four books. A big thank you to the authors and publishers who are participating in the giveaway!
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin (Signed by Kate)
Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer
A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron
Any currently published Sara Sundin book or Through Waters Deep when it is released (Signed by Sarah)
Start Date: May 4, 2015
End Date: May 9, 2015
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Four Favorite WWII Novels
About For Such a Time:
Powerful Retelling of the Story of Esther
In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric’s secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.
Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric’s compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy.
Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp’s prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself?
About Thief of Glory:
A boy coming of age in a time of war…
the love that inspires him to survive.
For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knows—his frail, troubled mother.
Amidst starvation, brutality, sacrifice and generosity, Jeremiah draws on all of his courage and cunning to fill in the gap for his mother. Life in the camps is made more tolerable as Jeremiah’s boyhood infatuation with his close friend Laura deepens into a friendship from which they both draw strength.
When the darkest sides of humanity threaten to overwhelm Jeremiah and Laura, they reach for God’s light and grace, shining through his people. Time and war will test their fortitude and the only thing that will bring them safely to the other side is the most enduring bond of all.
About A Sparrow in Terezin:
Bound together across time, two women willdiscover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkestdays of a war-torn world.
Present Day—With the grandopening of her new art gallery and a fairytale wedding just around the corner,Sera James feels she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until a brutal legal battleagainst fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly plannedfuture she’s planned before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour weddingceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime henever committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threatenher family and any hope for a future.
1942—Kája Makovsky narrowlyescaped occupied Prague in 1939, and was forced to leave her half-Jewish familybehind. Now a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in England, Kájadiscovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form ofthe London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousandson the continent, Kája has no choice but to return to her mother city, riskingher life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.
Connecting across a century through one littlegirl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women willdiscover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale ofhope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains and fightto protect all they hold dear—even if it means placing their own futures on theline.
About Through Waters Deep:
It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.
Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.