Livy Campbell is very aware of the strain the war has brought to her family. If only she could find a teaching position. A handsome man told her aboutLivy Campbell is very aware of the strain the war has brought to her family. If only she could find a teaching position. A handsome man told her about a teaching position in his home town. She applies for the position and is surprised and pleased when her application is accepted. This job will help her family especilly since her brothers are off fighting in the war.
With the coming of war with Germany also came fear and prejudice against the American-Germans. Fredrick Wagner is a born American of German decent. But there are those like his mother, a German Immigrant, that mainly speaks German. The town fears there are German spies living among them. This leaves the German community in fear of their lives and livelihood.
I married into the an American-German family, the Borho's were one of the first to have settled in Williamson County, Leander, Texas. The old home place still stands. My children are very proud of their German heritage.
This story opened my eyes to things the American-Germans suffered during this war. Even though the young men of German decent, born in America and proud to be an American were still not trusted.
Livy was even having a hard time trusting Frederick. The fact that Livy feared him broke his heart. Livy knowing her fear was not what God would want of her, she prayed for guidance.
I've read many stories about the war overseas but none depicted the hardship of the German communities in the United States. This shows the burdens of the very young to the very old, no matter the nationality. The children were the ones that touched my heart the deepest,
I highly reccommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Netgally/Forever Publications for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion.
A Manhattan art dealer Sera James is determined to find a masterpiece portrait of a mysterious young woman. Sera first set eyes on this portrait whenA Manhattan art dealer Sera James is determined to find a masterpiece portrait of a mysterious young woman. Sera first set eyes on this portrait when she was a young girl. When information of another person searching for the portrait surfaces she is intrigued by his interest to hire her to help find the masterpiece.
William Hanover has information about the young woman in the portrait that is vital in revealing the identity of the mysterious young woman. As they search further they find the young woman was an Austrian Violinist, Adele Von Bron. Adele was convicted of helping Jews escape from Vienna and was imprisoned in the camp Auschwitz.
Lives were touched by the life and choices of this young woman through her love, faith and hope.
I was not aware there were people other than the Jewish imprisoned in the camps. I am embarrassed that I did not know this. The story was amazing and terrifying. I read The Diary of Anne Frank and The Hiding Place. They had a real impact on me. Now here is another that has touched my heart. It was heartbreaking to read about Adele being shunned by her parents. We wonder what is our purpose and why. God has a purpose for our life and it is not for us to understand but to trust in Him.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group/Thomas Nelson for an honest review. ...more