Tuesday, May 20, 2014


My Review

I thought that the author did a nice job with her first book. There were some bumps but this can be improved on with each book. A Bump would be as I agree with other readers is the fact that the author tried to make this a Christian fiction story while still staying true to the Jews and Germans. It did not turn out as smoothy as I would have hoped. I would have liked the author in this case to not worry so much about the Christian aspect but just telling the story. Also, I was not feeling the connection as strong with the characters. Dispite all of this, I did see the glimmers of hope that this story did hold and thus this is why I did want to read this book. There were moments when the story did lose some steam and I would find myself skimming some to get the story moving faster again. Again this book was a nice showing for first time author, Kate Breslin.

Kate Breslin, author of For Such a Time, on tour May 2014

Posted By admin on February 21, 2014

For Such a TimeAbout For Such a Time

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 2014)
In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric’s secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.
Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric’s compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy.
Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp’s prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself?
Learn more about For Such a Time at the publisher’s website.
“I absolutely loved this book. For Such a Time kept me up at night, flipping the pages and holding my breath wanting to know what would happen next. Based on the Biblical book of Esther, the story takes the reader to a concentration camp inside World War II Czechoslovakia, where a young Jewish woman has captured the attention of the Kommandant and has the opportunity to save her people, much as Esther did in the Biblical account. The story is gripping, compelling, and I dare anyone to close the cover before the last suspenseful page.”   –New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber
 “When I finished Kate Breslin’s novel for the first time, I had an urge to flip back to page one and start reading all over again. It’s that good. For Such a Time is an intimate portrait painted on grand scale, bringing to life the drama and pain of suffering with the triumph and joy of freedom. This book deserves a wide audience, and newcomer Breslin has a bright future.”   –New York Times bestselling author, Susan Wiggs

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 About Kate Breslin

A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. Author of several travel articles, award-winning poet, and RWA Golden Heart finalist, Kate now writes inspiring stories about the healing power of God’s love. For Such a Time is her first book. She lives with her husband and cat in Seattle, WA.
Connect with Kate on her website and on Facebook.

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Mystica said...

Thank you for an honest review

heathertlc said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.