Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wedneday: For Such a Time

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. This feature is a way to help spotlight the up and coming books you can't wait to read!

Waiting On:
Title: For Such a Time
Author: Kate Breslin
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013

Synopsis:
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?
Why I'm Waiting:
I find myself being drawn more and more to WW2 based books. There is so much history there. It sounds a little bit like Schindler's List, in the aspect that there is a sympathizer on the inside trying to help. It sounds very interesting.


What are you looking forward to?

6 comments:

Abbi Hart said...

I'm excited for this one too! I love WWII stories and I can't wait to see if this one is good!

Jessica Leigh said...

I don't typically read a lot of history based books but I do love reading about WW2. Very nice choice!

Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

Sandy Farmer said...

I tell myself that I don't like WW2 stories, but everyone I've read I've loved! Good pick!

WOW
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Jamie Lapeyrolerie said...

This one looks good! I love WWII, so I'm adding it to the list! I just finished Snow on the Tulips and I think you'd like it too.

Kate said...

Abbi, I just started getting into them a little while back and they are great. I can't wait to see how this one is!

Jessica, I love historical books, but usually one that are further back. WWII I've always considered contemporary until I realized, it was 70 years ago! :-)

Kate said...

Sandy, I've done that too with a few types of books. :-)

Jamie, There are so many coming out, it's a nice selection. :-) I have read Snow on the Tulips. That was good story. I loved how it was based on real events!