Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he’s as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father’s files may hold answers about Hitler’s plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems “unworthy of life.” She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she’s never known.
Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young—a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally—who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel’s every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife’s edge, risking their lives—and asking others to do the same—for those they barely know but come to love.
My Thoughts: I love summer and, again, this summer I entered the Tyndale Summer Reading Program. So glad I did! As one of my "prizes" I picked this book Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohke.
When I first saw the cover of this book I actually passed it up. Then I went back and read the description and thought it sounded interesting.
When the book arrived it sat on my TBR for a couple of months and then the other day, since I was finished with my last book, I decided to read it.
Well, this is one great read! As I began reading I first thought the book was going to be about a rich young woman and how she saves a young deaf girl from the Third Reich. Oh!not!so! Well, this does come into play but there is SO much more to this story.
I had to put the book down several time because it IS so intense!
This book is about life . . .what is our duty to others AND Dietrich Bonhoeffer! Wow!
The suspense, the story line, the challenge of one's duty to Christ! Cathy Gohke pens an incredible, not.to.be put.down story!
This is my favorite read this summer!
You just gotta read this book . . . it will make you think!