As many books as you want!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
The Girl From the Train - cover

The Girl From the Train

Irma Joubert

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

  • 0
  • 4
  • 0

Summary

Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. 
As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. 
Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. 
But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. 
Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome.

Other books that might interest you

  • Don't Keep Silent (Uncommon Justice Book #3) - cover

    Don't Keep Silent (Uncommon...

    Elizabeth Goddard

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he just doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her. As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other. 
     
    Bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard plunges you into a fast-paced, high-stakes story of honor, forgiveness, and justice.
    Show book
  • The Second Coming of Christ - cover

    The Second Coming of Christ

    Clarence Larkin

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    There is no fact in history more clearly established than the fact of the “First Coming” of Christ. But as His “First Coming” did not fulfill all the prophecies associated with His “Coming,” it is evident that there must be another “Coming” to completely fulfill them. It was because the religious leaders of Christ’s day failed to distinguish between the prophecies that related to His “First Coming,” and those that related to His “Second Coming” that they rejected Him. Peter tells us (1 Pet. 1:10, 11) that the prophets themselves did not clearly perceive the difference between the “Sufferings” and “Glory” of Christ. That is, they did not see that there was a “TIME SPACE” between the “Cross” and the “Crown,” and that the “Cross” would precede the “Crown.” But we have no such excuse. We live on this side of the “Cross,” and we can readily pick out all the prophecies that were fulfilled at Christ’s “First Coming” and apply the remainder to His “Second Coming.” It is clear then that Christ’s “First Coming,” important as it was, is not the “doctrinal centre” of the Scriptures, that is, Christ’s “First Coming” was not the centre of a circle that contains all doctrine, but was one of the foci of on ellipse of which the other is the “SECOND COMING.”
    Show book
  • Overcoming Insecurity - Release worry experience the freedom of security & embrace the confidence to be all you were created to be - cover

    Overcoming Insecurity - Release...

    Alice Briggs

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Do you often feel unloved or unsafe?
     
    Are you overly self-conscious, afraid that people will not accept you?
     
    Are you holding back on something because of what people will think?
     
    If so, you may need some healing from insecurity.
     
    Insecurity tells you that you will not be safe or secure. It tells you that no one will care about you or like or love you because of who you are or something about you. Insecurity tells you that you need to not try because it won’t work for you.
     
    Insecurity lies.
     
    This book will walk you through emotional and spiritual healing strategies from a Christian worldview so you won’t need to listen to those lies ever again. We’ll cover:
     
    Generational Issues
     
    Ungodly Beliefs and Lies
     
    Emotional Wounds
     
    Demonic Oppression
     
    And more!
     
    Plus strategies to walk out the healing you’ve received.
     
    Are you ready to embrace the freedom and joy that come through security?
     
    Click the button to get your copy of Overcoming Insecurity now.
    
     
    Note: Each book in this series utilizes the same tools, but is tailored to each topic.
    Show book
  • Love Comes Home (Rosey Corner Book #3) - A Novel - cover

    Love Comes Home (Rosey Corner...

    Ann H. Gabhart

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are busy welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline wants a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be--a life with a man who will never come back. And little Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.Through the heartfelt storytelling of bestselling author Ann Gabhart, readers join these endearing characters as they walk an uncertain road. Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.
    Show book
  • Surviving Love - A Novel - cover

    Surviving Love - A Novel

    Tonda B. Solomon

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    A woman questions her relationship with her husband after an affair he had with an associate for a year and a half. Can their marriage rekindle in spite of the deception? 
    In Surviving Love, Alyce escapes to the beach after a nine‑month separation from her husband, Michael, who is pressuring her to sign divorce papers after having an affair for a year and a half. She is processing her pending identity as a divorced woman, although divorce goes completely against her faith and her belief in “for better or for worse”. On Alyce’s first day at the beach, she meets Ben. An unexpected friendship soon blossoms as she unearths parts of herself that have long been dormant. She becomes energized by her newly defined relationship with God and peace with her circumstances. Meanwhile, Michael is confronting his own life choices. When he decides he wants his wife and his life back to “normal,” he must follow an intriguing trail to find Alyce at the beach. Once he arrives, nothing is as he anticipated. 
     Within Surviving Love, readers follow a story of finding hope and love again in marriage. The options of divorce and reconciliation are addressed in a marriage that has been ravaged by infidelity and it deals with the right to personal choice over popular opinion and following one’s convictions. Surviving Love features real life characters who are navigating very common ground, while exposing the impact of the uniqueness of individual stories. Readers are intrigued by Alyce’s struggles of maintaining her new identity no matter the direction life may take her and the choices she must make that will reflect upon herself and her confidence in God’s promises.
    Show book
  • On Magnolia Lane - cover

    On Magnolia Lane

    Denise Hunter

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and A December Bride (now beloved Hallmark Original movies) comes the final book in the Blue Ridge Romance series. 
    “I have never read a romance by Denise Hunter that didn’t sweep me away into a happily ever after. Treat yourself!” —Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of Who I Am with You 
    Falling in love with Daisy was easy for Jack. But finding the courage to tell her becomes problematic when his secret feelings lead to even bigger complications. 
    After two years of counseling sessions with Daisy Pendleton, Pastor Jack McReady has earned a permanent spot in her life as a spiritual leader—and nothing more. Jack would never risk losing her trust by exposing the depths of his heart, but he’s hopelessly in love with her. 
    Daisy loves her southern small-town life and her job at her family-run flower shop, but she doesn’t have the thing she longs for most: someone to share it with. Her recent foray into online dating has been a disaster—until she meets TJ. 
    Jack could kill his friend Noah for using his initials and some indistinct photos to set up a profile on the dating app Daisy is using. But when he’s finally afforded the opportunity to show her a different side of himself, he’s sucked into the plan before he has time for second thoughts. 
    Online, Daisy shares some of her greatest fears with TJ, but in person, Jack and Daisy are spending more time together. When a devastating family secret surfaces, Daisy knows that only her trusted friend and counselor can bring her comfort. Jack wants nothing more than to be both men for Daisy, but revealing his secret will prove to be the ultimate test of Daisy’s grace. 
    “Move over You’ve Got Mail because in Denise Hunter’s On Magnolia Lane you’ve got an e-romance with enough RAM (romance and magic) not only to sputter your software, but to tug at your heart while touching your soul. Easily one of the top romance writers in the CBA, Hunter is a master at inspirational love stories that linger in one’s memory—and hard drive—long after the last page.” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author
    Show book