Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review: Against the Wind by Brock & Bodie Thoene

Book Description:
As Nazi forces tighten their net of evil over Europe in 1940, famed Jewish concert violist Elisa Lindheim Murphy escapes from Vienna to England. But both Elisa and her American newsman husband, John Murphy, are convinced that nowhere in Europe is safe from Hitler’s seemingly unstoppable forces.
As Nazi U-boats patrol and sink Allied vessels in the North Atlantic, Elisa makes a desperate but brave decision—to accompany Jewish refugee children on a civilian transport through treacherous seas to seek asylum in America. At least there, in the land of freedom, the ragged remnant of the Jewish people can live on in peace and safety—or so she hopes. But as German torpedoes streak toward the refugee ship, Elisa will face the greatest trial of her life….
My thoughts:
I read The Gathering Storm last year, and while I liked it there were parts that confused me, so I was a little hesitant to pick up the sequel, Against the Wind by Brock & Bodie. If you have read the Zion Covenant Series you will be familiar Elisa Lindheim Murphy and her husband, John. Against the Wind gives us a glimpse of their life in 1940. As we follow Elisa journey in London and then on the refugee boat, the reader is shown pieces and parts of Elisa's story from the Zion Covenant Series through diary entries. Elisa's story is a tale of terror, suspense, and hope. It was very hard to put down! If you enjoy historical fiction, especially World War II history, Against the Wind is a great and satisfying read.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the Thoenes' books but haven't read one in a couple of years. This one sounds good'



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