Leah and Shimon Feldstein escape to Jerusalem's Jewish quarter from Austria just before WWII erupts in Europe. Reports from England on the wireless have promised Palestine will be a safe haven. But Leah is wounded by a car bomb, and Shimon barely misses being lynched by an Arab mob. These pioneering Jewish settlers, attempting to reclaim their Biblical Promised Land, face the same terrors that still haunt Israel today. Thoene's fourth novel in the inspirational Zion Covenant series follows the Feldsteins and other families fleeing persecution in Nazi-threatened Poland. Susan O'Malley's calm, matter-of-fact tone contrasts with the violence in the story to chilling effect. Her tender yet determined delivery renews the listener's belief in the power of faith against overwhelming odds.
Excellent historical fiction with a touch of romance and lots of suspense. If you like a story that lets you immerse yourself in another time and another place, you'll enjoy Bodie Thoene's writing.
Like always another terrific read by the Thoene's. dg
What an inspiring tale. Read the whole series.
I have all 6 books for shipping
This is book 4 in a series that I thoughly enjoyed. As a result of reading this series, I've become much more interested in the working of WWII and the details of the war. Highly recommend this entire Historical Fiction series.
Fabulous series of books about Jewish, German, and American lives during the tide of Nazi terrorism.
sequel to Munich Signature
Central Europe is taken over by the Nazis.......Leah and her husband finally reach the Promised Land......what will happen now?.......
For Jews in prewar Europe, the terrifying truth is uncovered: Tryly they have no place to go. Escape or Perish, but escape to where? As Central Erupoe is taken over by the Nazi's under celebrated headlines of Peace in Our Times, hundreds of thousand pay the price for Hitler's internantional deception. In Jerusalen Interlude, Leah and Shimon Feldstein finally reach the Promised Land. They enter their new life under the shadow of the Western Wall, only to find that a longer, more sinsister shadow is casting its darkness over the Holy Land. Will they ever find true peace, a resting place for their spirits? Or will their time in Jerusalem be only a brief interlude in the ongoing struggle for a homeland?
As usual, the Thoenes have done a wonderful job. I am trying to read everything they have written. No one can outdo them in gripping accurate historical novels.