Tuesday, March 18, 2014
FOR SUCH A TIME by Kate Breslin
It is the year 1944 and Hadassah Benjamin finds herself rescued from a firing squad and handed over to SS Kommandant Aric von Schmidt, who thinks she has wrongly been accused of being a Jew. He takes her in and she becomes his secretary. Hadassah must keep her nationality a secret in order to live and hopefully help "her people" in the concentration camp Colonel Aric von Schmidt is running. Aric finds himself attracted to Hadassah and she finds him a caring person and not at all like other officers she has met and been beaten by. But can she truly trust him with her secret and can these two people from very different backgrounds really come to care for and love each other? I would say not possible, but the author did a great job of convincing me otherwise. I won't spoil the ending, but stress it is a work of fiction and things that happened near the end are pure fiction. What takes place in the concentration camps though are real and very hard to understand how people lived through this dark time in history. I highly encourage others to read this story and be moved by the characters and the history they will read about.
I received an advanced reading copy from LibraryThing through Bethany House to read and review.
File Size: 4468 KB
Print Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 2014)
Posted by Judy Glidden