The Girl from the Train - eBook
The Girl from the Train - eBook  -     By: Irma Joubert
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The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

When 6-year-old Gretl jumps from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother are unable to follow her.  She endures a long, desperate journey results. Eventually, she's able to find refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter.  The world is changing in such radical ways.  Will she ever know hope or love again?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780529102928
ISBN-13: 9780529102928

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Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks.

As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first.

Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family.

But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered.

Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome.

Author Bio

International bestselling author Irma Joubert was a history teacher for 35 years before she began writing. Her stories are known for their deep insight into personal relationships and rich historical detail. She’s the author of eight novels and a regular fixture on bestseller lists in The Netherlands and in her native South Africa. She is the winner of the 2010 ATKV Prize for Romance Novels. Facebook: irmajoubertpage

 

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  1. Sue Galucki
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A lovely story
    March 31, 2018
    Sue Galucki
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Girl from the Train.
    I was surprised to find that this book is translated from the author's native Afrikaans (South Africa) language. It is beautifully written and takes us on a journey with six-year-old Gretl as she survives WWII with the help of Jakob, a Polish resistance fighter, who is a reluctant but caring rescuer to this little Jewish girl. This novel covers a lot of years and historic moments, and it was time well spent. I look forward to reading other works by this author.
  2. Merry
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    January 11, 2018
    Merry
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    This review was written for The Girl from the Train.
    An excellent read--definitely a keeper. The historical information concerning Poland and their struggles during World War II was fascinating. A beautiful love story thrown in made one feel a part of it.
  3. Lacey
    NB Canada
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Girl from the Train
    December 29, 2016
    Lacey
    NB Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Girl from the Train.
    This was a great book! I would like to see more books from this author. I bought this book for a friend for Christmas and she too enjoyed it!
  4. Coleen
    Central California
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    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent
    September 13, 2016
    Coleen
    Central California
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Girl from the Train.
    Absolutely fantastic book! My husband enjoys me reading while we're driving. We could hardly wait to get in the car and continue with the story.
  5. J Kay
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent!
    July 7, 2016
    J Kay
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Girl from the Train.
    This was an excellent book. I didn' want to put ot down. A definite reread!
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