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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
Availability: In Stock
Wildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger. A Danish Lutheran pastors complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmarks Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakiaalso known as Theresienstadt.
Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggle Denmarks Jews out of the country before a Nazi roundup. Steffen finds that helping his Jewish neighbors is the most decent, spiritual thing he has ever done. As he actually does Gods work, rather than just talking about it, Steffens faith deepens and he takes greater risks in his sermons.
When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged. He undertakes protests and rescues that are more and more dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved.
Robert Elmer is a former pastor, reporter and ad copywriter who now writes from the home he shares with his wife Ronda in northern Idaho. He is the author of over fifty books, including eight contemporary novels for the adult Christian audience and several series for younger readers. Combined, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Like his popular Young Underground youth series, Wildflowers of Terezin was inspired by stories Robert heard from his Denmark-born parents and family. When hes not sailing or enjoying the outdoors, Robert often travels the country speaking to school and writers groups. Website: www.robertelmerbooks.com. Hometown: Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho
LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5hopefulJuly 27, 2013LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lovely, compassionate, inspirational and so much more - this story is about a Jewish girl who was taken to one of the concentrating camps and survived. It was sad and totally unfair but the fact that it has somewhat a happy ending i really liked it.
DMPSAstoria, ORAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This subject means a lot to me.May 31, 2013DMPSAstoria, ORAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've lived through WWII as a youngster old enough to understand what was happening. My interest in the Holocaust and the persons who lived through has been important to me ever since I learned of it back in 1945.
CrystalAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Gripping Historically Accurate DramaFebruary 9, 2013CrystalAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beautiful title and cover. Wildflowers of Terezin, is a multilayer factual novel around the lives of Hanne a Jewish WWII nurse and young Lutheran Pastor Steffan. When Stefan is mistakingly accused of being part of the Resistance, and injured in crossfire, Hanne is unknowingly attracted to protect the handsome priest. A powerfully true story of suspense, love, loss, religion, culture and how unique we are, yet are the same in God's eyes. A very moving book. Highly Recommended!
*I received this book free from the Publisher in exchange for a non-profit, unbiased, personal review*
BarbVirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Danish Holocaust of WW IIApril 9, 2012BarbVirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5World War II has always been one of my favorite reading topics, perhaps because I had four family members who fought to stop the evil that was trying to conquer the world at that time, one of those buried under one of the little white crosses above Normandy beach.
The author has taken actual events and places and woven them into a poignant tale of three cultures, Jewish, Christian and pure evil. It is amazing how God's people will dare to rise above all obstacles to aid the fallen in the face of total brutality, often at great risk to themselves and all they hold dear. This is a story that will grip your heart and your soul. You will find yourself holding your breath for the ending , as this story spans the continent of Europe. I loved the characters and the setting and the relationships--it is a must read.
Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5My 11 y.o. daughter loved this bookJuly 8, 2011Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleMeets Expectations: 5Wildflowers of Terezin is set in Denmark during World War II. Terezin is a labor camp in Czechoslovakia where many Danish Jews were deported by the Gestapo. The book tells the story of nurse Hanne and her experiences while hiding and helping other Jews escape until she is captured.
My daughter is like me and loves the World War II time period. That's what attracted her to the book. She felt like she was Hanne as she read, experiencing all the heroine did. "It's a great book about faith in our Creator and love." The pacing kept my daughter's attention. She literally couldn't put it down, carrying it around the house and reading it in the car. She said the best part of the book comes at the end -- but I won't tell you why and spoil it for you.
Now I'm eager to read this book!