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For Such a Time by Kate Breslin

What if you knew you were in a position where one choice you made could save thousands of lives? What if by making that choice, you were also putting your own life on the line? That is the choice that faces Hadassah Benjamin in For Such a Time by Kate Breslin.

Hadassah never set out to be anyone’s salvation. But caught in the midst of World War II in Checholslovakia, Hadassah finds herself in a difficult place. Saved from a firing squad by SS Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt, Hadassah is forced to work for Aric as his personal secretary.  One of her main duties is to type this lists of people being transported to Auschwitz. Hadassah feels the call of her people to save some of them, while her employer, who believes her to be an Aryan named Stella, is quickly falling in love with her. And Hadassah is surprised to find those feelings to be mutual. How can Hadassah save her own people without losing herself?

I really enjoyed this retelling of the story of Esther. It is a work of fiction that I wish were true. The story was very engaging, well told and one that I could not put down until I finished it. It was a great combination of history, suspense with just enough romance. It is good to read a story that shows that God can work in the hearts of people and change them in powerful ways.


Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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