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Posts Tagged: World War II novel

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 »

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 »