Suggested Age: 18+This is a new author to me—as you all know, that is something I always fear. However, my fears were unfounded. This story is so beautifully written and gripping. I brushed away tears at times because I know that the fears and the horrors of Auschwitz were real. Those horrors had to be worse than can be conveyed in a fictional account.
Genre:Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
Adele harbors a secret—one that will transport her from a life of luxury and promise to the depths of despair in Auschwitz. Fearing that her love is dead, Adele struggles with trusting God and finding purpose and the will to survive in the concentration camp.
If it were not for her ability as a musician, in fact, Adele likely wouldn’t have survived at all. Within the walls of the concentration camp, Adele is given the gift of love and of family that a life of luxury had never provided.
Captured in time in a war-time painting, Adele’s history is shrouded in mystery for Sera and James. Unsure of her story and uncertain that she even survived, Sera feels driven to unravel the mysteries of Adele. James, he has entirely different reasons for tracking down the owner of the painting. When their reasons for their search threaten their budding romance, both must question God’s will for their own lives. Will Adele’s story help them find the answer to their own life problems or will it drive them further apart?
If you’re a fan of historical fiction or interested in WW2 fiction, I strongly suggest this book. It’s one of the best that I’ve read this year and I look forward to more in the Hidden Masterpiece series. Look for A Sparrow in Terezin to be released in 2015!
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She's a proud Hoosier, living in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.