You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Tyndale House Publishers (March 4, 2010)***Special thanks to Vicky Lynch of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nonna Bannister was a young girl when World War II broke into her happy life. She went from an idyllic early-twentieth-century Russian childhood, full of love and comforts, to the life of a prisoner working in labor camps—though she was not a Jew—eventually bereft of her entire family. But she survived the war armed with the faith in God her grandmother taught her and a readiness to start a new life. She immigrated to America, married, and started a family, keeping her past secret from everyone. Though she had carried from Germany the scraps of a diary and various photographs and other memorabilia, she kept it all hidden and would only take it out, years later, to translate and expand her writings. After decades of marriage, Nonna finally shared her secret with her husband . . . and now he is sharing it with the world. Nonna died on August 15, 2004.
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List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (March 4, 2010)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
I love reading true stories. This book made me cry (several times), smile (a few times), and be so very grateful! My trials seem puny compared to what some people had to go through during the Holocaust. I almost threw up when I read about the unimaginable cruelties mentioned in the book. Nonna Bannister remained strong in her faith in God, forgiving, and compassionate throughout all the horrible experiences, witnessing evil upon evil in its rawest forms. God was so good to give her a lovely childhood and pleasant memories for her to keep and revisit while having to endure her sufferings later on. He also blessed her with a beautiful family in America. I would not recommend this book for the faint of heart or those with weak stomachs. But personally, I'm glad I read it!