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Posts Tagged: World War II novel

Cover Reveal! Anchor in the Storm

Anchor in the Storm

Introducing Arch Vandenberg and Lillian Avery! Coming soon…Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom Book 2, Revell) will be released May 3, 2016! It is now available for pre-order at ChristianBook.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. Here’s the back cover copy: For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance… Read more »

Book Beat – Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

1972: Hannah Sterling isn’t mourning the death of her mother, Lieselotte. Not at all. The woman was cold and closed and never gave Hannah the love she craved. However, her mother has left her a collection of letters hinting at family secrets and revealing that Hannah has a grandfather in Germany. Determined to fill in… Read more »

Book Beat – Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

In 1939, Rachel Kramer visits Germany with her professor father for a eugenics conference, where she receives a cryptic message from her childhood friend, Kristine, who is married to SS officer Gerhard Schlick. Kristine begs Rachel to take her little daughter Amelie back to America with her. Amelie is deaf and a “blemish” on Gerhard’s… Read more »

Book Beat – A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

Sera James’s wedding day falls to pieces when her new husband is arrested for a sale of a piece of art, a crime he didn’t commit. To clear William’s name, Sera travels to London to meet his estranged father. . .and discovers a strange connection to a Holocaust survivor and the teacher who saved her… Read more »

Book Beat – Remember the Lilies

When the Japanese conquered the Philippines in 1942, hundreds of Allied civilians were herded into civilian prison camps. Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma is set in the Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila, where people scraped by to survive. Irene Reynolds was raised by missionaries in the Philippines, and is interned with her beloved… Read more »

Book Beat – Grand Central

In a train station during World War II, a bystander could witness hundreds of small dramas unfold. Grand Central is a collection of short stories, all taking place at New York City’s Grand Central Station on the same day in November 1945, right after the end of World War II. Grand Central features ten bestselling… Read more »

Book Beat – The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

In 1942 Vienna, talented violinist Adele von Bron is known as Austria’s Sweetheart. The privileged daughter of a high-ranking Nazi officer, Adele is shielded from the difficulties and atrocities occurring in her nation. But when Adele falls in love with cellist Vladimir Nikolai, who is secretly helping Jews escape the country, Adele’s world is upended…. Read more »

Book Beat – For Such a Time by Kate Breslin

2014 has been an excellent year for Christian fiction set during World War II. For Such a Time by Kate Breslin sets the biblical story of Esther in Nazi Germany. Stella Muller is Jewish but looks Aryan. Drawn by Stella’s beauty, SS Kommandant Aric von Schmidt rescues Stella from a firing squad and spirits her… Read more »

Book Beat – Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts

One of the most interesting aspects of World War II for me is how the war thrust people together from different walks of life. Cultures collide in Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Eli Brenneman is Amish. As a conscientious objector, he’s assigned to work as an aide in a mental hospital where he… Read more »

Book Beat – Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

Born to a privileged Dutch family in the Dutch East Indies, ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins enjoys his position of influence with his fellow children, gained by his exceptional gifts with words, marbles, and his fists. But when the Japanese invade Java in 1942, Jeremiah’s father and older brothers are hauled away to work camps, while Jeremiah,… Read more »