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A Man. A Brother. A Traitor.
The war has taken everything Micah Wilson has ever held dear, and with all his being he wishes he could do something to stop the heartache. But he often wonders if he’ll
ever be able to move on after the war, or forget the brother who left six years before. How can God still have a plan when it seems that the world around him is falling to pieces, to say nothing of his own heart?
Ann Sullivan has seen two brothers changed by the war. And she’s resolved to do something to stop the pain she sees in their eyes from becoming a reality for so many others. The world is on the brink of Normandy when her nursing unit is shipped to England and, while there, an unexpected encounter promises to change her own life . . . forever. But it’s only the beginning. As the war in Europe rages on, Ann is caught in the crossfires. And when the unthinkable happens, she comes face to face with the evil of the Third Reich. Is it possible that the reality of it all is more deadly than even her worst nightmares?
Erich Essler never questioned his duty to his country. All his life he’s struggled to live up to his father’s expectations, and bring honor to the Essler name. But when the man he thought of as his only friend turns out to be the enemy, he can no longer rid himself of the questions that continue to torment him. Is what he’s doing really honorable? And does he owe his loyalty to his country . . . or a higher power?
Freedom for Europe dawns on the distant horizon. But in the midst of the fight, four lives will be forever changed, and their loyalty to God and Country brought into question.
Genre: Historical, WWII, romance, Christian fiction.
My Rating: 5 stars. (Though, I would give 500 if I could!)
My Recommendation: 13 to 16 up.
My Favorite Character/s: All. Of. Them. Seriously, other then the bad guys, I loved all of the characters and I can’t bring myself to pick a favorite and you have to our the reasons yourself by reading the book when it comes out!
My Verse for this book is Romans 8:28
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (King James Version.)
My Thoughts: Ah, this story was so heartbreaking! I enjoyed it but the emotion that Miss Wheaton wove such love and pain throughout this whole novel. I loved the first two books and feel like I have been waiting for this one forever, but I haven’t, not really, right? Nope, not at all, I only read the second book a day before I read this one. *facedesk* It sat on my Kindle for a while until I got my ARC of this one. And I love this whole series so much! Just think, WWII, romance, traveling, and a doctor, they all make for a sweetly heartbreakingly wonderful story.
Warnings: This is a book about WWII so you can expect the cruel things that happened during that time though it isn’t too detailed.
Sheriff Feroci is now lord over the province, and Abtshire has become a pit of injustice. Being forced into the lord’s service does not give Dumphey as many opportunities to help the poor as he desires. When attempts on his life drive him into the forest, this freedom opens a world of possibilities for helping others. But how can he do so when he is running for his life? And does God want him to do more than simply feed the poor?
Noel has always hidden behind the shadow of his older brother, Dumphey. When life forces him to stand on his own, will he still follow God in the corrupt world in which he lives? Would God really call him to do something that is beyond his power to do?
As Lord Feroci’s sinister plot comes to light, each lad has a choice to make. A choice that could cost them their lives.
My Review of Protecting The Poor by Amanda Tero Aaaaaahhhh, this was spectacular! I loved this like novella so much! It was wonderful!!!!! I just, the characters are so real so realistic! The faith in this book was so good and clear without being preachy. This is by far my favorite of Amanda Tero’s stories and I hope you check it out! You won’t regret it.
This one is a little more mature but still a great read for everybody!
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.
Combat-decorated Marine Oliver North delivers a riveting firsthand account of the extraordinary young American volunteers—the best and bravest of their generation—who stepped forward to defend us from radical Islamic terror. For more than a dozen years North and his award-winning documentary team from FOX News Channel’s War Stories have traveled to the frontlines of the War on Terror to profile the dedicated men and women who serve our nation in harm’s way and chronicle what it truly means to be a hero. This time, he follows them from the battlefield to the homefront and finds extraordinary inspiration in their triumph over life-altering adversity.
In this new volume of his New York Times bestselling American Heroes series, North describes in vivid detail the breathtaking courage, steadfast commitment, and resilient strength of those who serve—and those who love them. The term “selfless devotion” may be a cliché to many in our modern culture—but not to the men and women on the pages of this book. Their stories resound with bravery, a warrior ethos, and spiritual strength that ought to encourage us all.
Heroes are people who knowingly place themselves at risk for the benefit of others. They give of themselves, literally and physically. Since the terror attack of 9-11- 01, more than 2 million young Americans have volunteered to serve in difficult and dangerous places. No military force in history has been asked to do more than those who have served and sacrificed in this long fight. They are American heroes. So too are their loved ones here at home. These are their stories.
My Thoughts on this book: I won’t even try to explain how good this book is! It is for older readers, 16/19 up for violence and gruesome details of soldiers lives…
In 1944, blonde 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?
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I loved this book! Though Aric does have a lot of problems but it was to be expected, I suppose. One part at the end of the book was HEARTBREAKING!!! I couldn’t believe it but I somewhat saw it coming, sad as this book was it was a wonderful though unrealistic and far from the true facts.
Rating: 3 and 1/2 stars rounded up to 4.
Recommendation: 17/19 up for violence, romantic content, and such.
Verse: Esther 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (King James Version.)
“Why did my life have to be full of secrets?”
After three years in England, William Landor returns to Boston in 1774, little knowing the events that are about to unfold.
England has issued an ultimatum: pay for the tea that was destroyed in the Boston Tea Party, or the Port of Boston will be closed. William knows that this will have a devastating effect on his hometown, which is so dependent on the sea. However, he finds himself in the middle of the political struggle he wanted to avoid.
William’s father is a merchant and loyal to the king and is furious at what the rebels of Boston have cost him. He would like nothing more than to rid the city of their poisonous influence. Meanwhile, William’s best friend, Dr. Joseph Warren, is one of the leaders of rebels, or Whigs as they call themselves.
As if his life was not complicated enough, he meets a fiery indentured servant who tugs at his heart as well as his loyalty. When he is confronted by the consequences of his many secrets, he has to make a choice weather or not to tell the truth. Does he have the kind of courage it will take?
Genre: Historical Fiction.
My Rating: 5 Stars. A Different Kind Of Courage is my favorite book set during the American Revolution book.
Recommendation: Anyone. Especially if you like history fiction books.
My favorite character/s: William Landor, he has just returned from England with a pile of secrets which keeps growing. He is torn when he has to choose between his father Britain, or his
friends, the patriot’s cause, and the patriot indentured servant girl that he is starting to care for more then he should.
My Verse for William is Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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