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Monday, August 18, 2014

For Such A Time by Kate Breslin



Kate Breslin's For Such A Time is a "modern" retelling of the story of Esther from the Bible. Stella (Hadassah) is rescued from the firing squad at Dachau, by SS Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt.He believes her to be an Aryan mistakenly branded as a Jew. He takes her to be his private secretary. Meanwhile, her uncle Morty who raised her is in the Jewish ghetto run by Aric. To complicate matters, Captain Herman (Haman) has lost his position as commander of the ghetto and the right to live in the big house to Aric.
I cannot say I enjoyed this book, due to the subject matter (the Holocaust). But I could not put it down. The story is very engaging and draws one along. I hope that Kate Breslin continues to write as I believe her to be a gifted storyteller.

Added on august 9, 2015
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First let me state I am of Jewish decent. I read this book with an open mind as Kate Breslin was a new author to me. I believe this story to be plausible as there were many Germans forced into the Nazi ranks. Some were just mindlessly following which still goes on today. One just has to look at our Nation's view on abortion, and the whole Planned Parenthood atrocity. And I know this will anger many, but a Jew who
accepts Christ is not abandoning their Faith, but embracing Yeshua Ha Mashiach, their Messiah. Please stop bashing Kate Breslin, if you do not like the book, don't read it. There are many books I don't care for or find offensive, I simply ignore them. Kate writes a very good story.
Just my 2 cents worth.

For all of the nay-sayers, For Such A Time is not beyond the realm of possibility: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3193520/Read-real-life-story-Auschwitz-prisoner-Helena-Citronova-falling-love-SS-guard-Franz-Wunsch-amid-controversy-Kate-Breslin-novel-Time.html