Posts Tagged: World War II novel

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 »

Book Beat – Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma

As World War II drew to a close, German civilians lived in horrendous conditions. In Daisies Are Forever, American-born Gisela Cramer is living with her grandfather and cousin in Prussia. But as the Soviets advance, committing atrocities, Gisela flees with her two young nieces. On the road she meets Mitch Edwards, an RAF pilot who… Read more »

Cover Reveal! Where Treetops Glisten

It might be almost 100 degrees here in California, but I’m thinking snow… It’s such a joy to reveal the cover for Where Treetops Glisten, a World War II Christmas novella collection coming from WaterBrook Press September 16, 2014! Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and I have had a blast writing these stories about three siblings… Read more »

Book Beat – Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

Italy…World War II…Romance…If you enjoyed these elements in my novel On Distant Shores, here’s a novel you’ll love! Cara Putman‘s Shadowed by Grace introduces photojournalist Rachel Justice as she follows her dream of creating art and telling the story of the war, while searching for the Italian father she’s never met. The Army brass entrusts… Read more »

Book Beat – Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

What if saving the life of a stranger could cost you your own life? Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma takes place in Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II. Dutch resistance fighter Gerrit Laninga is caught by the Germans and taken to the canal to be executed. But he survives and drags himself to… Read more »

Book Beat – Small Town Girl by Ann Gabhart

What could be more painful than watching the man you love marry your sister? In the fall of 1941, Kate Merritt puts on a properly celebratory smile as her sister Evie marries pastor Mike Champion, the object of Kate’s affections. Meanwhile, the best man, out-of-towner Jay Tanner is intrigued by Kate. Too handsome and charming… Read more »

Book Beat – Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie Calhoun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing about World War II is the vast range of stories to be told. In Pieces of the Heart, Bonnie Calhoun takes a look at the African-American experience at home and abroad. Cordelia Grace has a comfortable life in Pennsylvania and enjoys a close relationship with her grandmother, who is stitching… Read more »