of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Angela5 Stars Out Of 5Intense and TouchingOctober 16, 2019AngelaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Such a great story - was drawn in immediately, and felt all the fear and emotion throughout the story - it was like I was living it. Literally in tears toward the end, yet it had a satisfying conclusion. Could hardly put it down once I started reading. I would not call this novel depressing but a realization of the desperation of the times, and hard decisions that had to be made. It made me stop and ask myself what I would do in the same circumstances. Highly Recommend.
Gloria5 Stars Out Of 5You Must Read This!September 28, 2019GloriaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Why did I wait so long to read The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke? This is a beautiful but heart-rending book with characters and story line that will surely stay with me forever. Although historical fiction, Cathy Gohlke has woven in true events and people with a daring spirit, courage, and faith in God to survive the Holocaust. This book should be required reading for high school and college students.
peggy5 Stars Out Of 5The MedallionSeptember 16, 2019peggyThis was a very good book beautifully written I could no put it down. Based on a true story on World War 2 Germany from bombings and families separated and killed it was very sad. Worth reading.
Lucinda Secrest McDowell5 Stars Out Of 5Heartbreaking, Exquisite, and most of all, RedemptiveJuly 18, 2019Lucinda Secrest McDowellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We must never forget the evil atrocities against humanity during World War II. Nor should we forget how God preserved and empowered courageous women and men to do what seemed quite impossible. Historic novelist Cathy Gohlke is passionate to honor those who lived their ordinary lives in heroic ways through God's extraordinary power. The Medallion is true in every sense of the word. The horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto and Ponary Forest. The deprivation and emotional turmoil of soldier and refugee alike. The heartbreak and confusion of all who valiantly walked toward freedom and healing. Real life is not simple, nor always tied up neatly with a ribbon. Though tragedy is complicated, it can also be redemptive. I urge everyone to read this exquisitely written tale --- and not just for a glimpse into the past. The Medallion offers an opportunity to explore the meaning of your own personal "tree of life."
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heart-wrenching yet I couldn't put it downJuly 8, 2019Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleThis book is very emotional and will occasionally fill your eyes with tears. I found the story to be heart wrenching at times and yet, one I did not want to put down. It is so difficult to imagine the cruelty people suffered and the courage and bravery of those who were willing to step up and risk their own lives to help them. It made me wonder if I would be so brave and courageous to help. And it also made me more aware of the need demonstrate love and kindness to all people equally regardless of their race, background, status in life.
The characters drew your heart. You felt their pain, their suffering, their joy and ultimately hope - even in the midst of difficulty. The author did a wonderful job portraying the story and making it realistic and believable. I love books in which the characters are so real, even long after the book is over, those characters live in your memory.
One of the things that impressed me the most was the hope these people carried in the darkest of times. They continued to hope, to hold onto something they could not see - faith in God, trusting Him. Their courage to do the impossible, to risk everything.
If you enjoy WWII stories and are looking for a gripping tale - It's a must read!!
I was blessed with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and celebrate lit.
All opinions are my own! I was not required to write a positive review.