Yes, I finally got to read this book!!! I was so excited, and it turned out to be amazing, just as I had hoped. 🙂
“When Ellen is suddenly orphaned and dropped alone into a strange city under tight Nazi control, she struggles to survive from day to day.
“Her life takes an unexpected turn when she finds a mysterious, metal six-point star that is slightly different from the ‘Star of David’ all Jews are forced to wear.
“Not only does the star feel like a sign of hope, but it sets her on a mission to find out what it really means. As she begins to wonder if she’ll ever find answers, she meets Lenz, and her life is flung into a whirlwind of danger and hardship, new friends and new enemies, and opportunities to learn trust and true sacrifice.
“As she attempts to find her place in the conflict, she discovers she is a part of something so much bigger than she could ever imagine.” ~from Goodreads.com
Title: The Star Under the City
Author: Maggie Joy
Genre(s): Christian Historical Fiction
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ (five stars)
Romance Content: A young man and woman are involved in a courtship; no kisses, etc are shown, if I remember right. That’s not the main part of the story.
Recommended age range: Maybe 12+, because there are some suspenseful parts.
Wow. This book was so sad, but I still loved it. The little glimpses of hope throughout were priceless. There were so many wonderful quotes. It did seem a little cliché when SPOILER!! Ellen saved the day SPOILER END!!, but I can overlook that. Sometimes I like cliché things. 😉 Now I want to read it again!
Note: KJV was not used; NKJV and NIV were.