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For Such a Time - Kate Breslin
For Such a Time
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Powerful Retelling of the Story of EstherIn 1944, blond and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt... show more
Powerful Retelling of the Story of EstherIn 1944, blond and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric's secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz. Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric's compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy. Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp's prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself? "I absolutely loved this book. For Such a Time kept me up at night, flipping the pages and holding my breath wanting to know what would happen next. Based on the Biblical book of Esther, the story takes the reader to a concentration camp inside World War II Czechoslovakia, where a young Jewish woman has captured the attention of the Kommandant and has the opportunity to save her people, much as Esther did in the Biblical account. The story is gripping, compelling, and I dare anyone to close the cover before the last suspenseful page."--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber"When I finished Kate Breslin's novel for the first time, I had an urge to flip back to page one and start reading all over again. It's that good. For Such a Time is an intimate portrait painted on a grand scale, bringing to life the drama and pain of suffering with the triumph and joy of freedom. This book deserves a wide audience, and newcomer Breslin has a bright future."--#1 New York Times bestselling author, Susan Wiggs"An engrossing and inspiring story from a talented new writer."--Bestselling Author, Sheila Roberts
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780764211607 (0764211609)
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Rough Draft Hero
Rough Draft Hero rated it
1.0 For Such a Time
WHAT THE FUCK????A FUCKING "CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL" ROMANCE ABOUT A JEWISH WOMAN FALLING IN LOVE WITH A NAZI???Listen. The pure, unbelievable ignorance it takes to not only write a ROMANCE between a Jewish woman and a Nazi (the head of a fucking concentration camp), but have the MC rely on the Chr...
For the Love of Literature
For the Love of Literature rated it
5.0 A Brilliant and Touching Debut
One of the most stunning and poignant debut novels that I have ever had the privilege of reading, Kate Breslin's "For Such a Time" is a retelling of the biblical story of Esther, set during the Holocaust. It is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of courage, loss, love, and ultimately redemption and...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
5.0 Characters made this happen
I normally don’t read these types of books. Everything about this just sounds so….let’s say cliched. Either I was going to cry over the complete uber cheesiness of this book and power through it or I might just actually enjoy it. Nevermind that the author took various liberties with the historical...
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