Book Reviews, Christian fiction

The Fourth Kingdom (review)

I decided to spend some time this summer reading just for fun. The "Fiction" folder on my Kindle has been a great source of books for this. I download Kindle editions throughout the year when they catch my eye for whatever reason. When I get around to reading them, I often don't remember when I… Continue reading The Fourth Kingdom (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Threaten to Undo Us (review)

Threaten to Undo Us by Rose Seiler Scott My rating: 5 of 5 stars When Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet in Yalta in 1945 to carve up the WWII German-conquered lands, someone suggests that German-occupied Prussia and Pomerania should be part of the new Poland. While Churchill demurs, fearing that this will lead to more… Continue reading Threaten to Undo Us (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Consider the Sunflowers (review)

Tina Janz feels torn between her parents’ wishes that she marry an upstanding (but boring) Mennonite boy and her desire for the man she loves—Frank Warkentin, the son of a Mennonite father and Gypsy mother. But the tug-of-war in Elma Schemenauer’s novel Consider the Sunflowers is more than between just Tina and her parents. For… Continue reading Consider the Sunflowers (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction

Daisies Are Forever (review)

Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma My rating: 4 of 5 stars The approaching Russian army forces people to flee from Heiligenbeil East Prussia in February 1945. Hurriedly packing belongings in a cart and hitching it to her bicycle, Gisela Cramer takes her three- and five-year-old nieces and joins Herr Holtzman and his elderly and… Continue reading Daisies Are Forever (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

The Auschwitz Escape (review)

The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jacob Weisz is an unexceptional Jewish boy who lives in Siegen, Germany in the 1940s. He likes his quiet life with his parents, loves going to violin lessons because he might catch a glimpse—even a shy smile—from Naomi Silver, and is embarrassed… Continue reading The Auschwitz Escape (review)