Saturday, November 3, 2012

Trying To Rise From The Ashes

What a great story.  First of all, I had no idea of the history of the Nazi Lebensborn project so this new bit of historical information was intriguing.  Part of the book follows two teenage French girls in WWII working in one of the Lebensborn manors.  The rest of the story is modern day, well 2001, and revolves around the restoration of an ancient castle that had once been used by the Nazis.
Alcoholic Marshall Becker, to avoid an “intervention” by friends, agrees to oversee the renovation of the castle—which is located in France—to see if he can get past the demons that have plagued him for years.  He is forced out of his self-imposed emotional exile by those who are a part of the castle’s life.  He also comes to see that he is not the only person in the world that something terrible has happened to but that everyone is grappling with something that haunts them.
I normally prefer a story that clearly shows God’s hand at work in people’s lives.  This story does not do that, but yet, I think it is a very real picture of what some people go through on their way to finding their life in Christ, especially if they have spent a good part of their life denying Him.  The story is very well told and the intertwining of the years works well to keep you guessing just who made it through the Nazi years and who didn’t.  Well worth the time!
For  more information and to read an excerpt from this book--click here--or on the title above!
I received this book free of charge through Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.