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I love WW2-era stories. I’ve read other books by Gohlke, and she never fails to immerse the reader in the story, so I was excited to read this one, which is inspired by real events. The author has a way of creating characters that connect with the reader, even after the story is finished, and The Medallion is no exception.
Gohlke’s latest follows the stories of Rosa and Itzhak Dunovich, a young married Polish couple during Nazi occupation, and Sophie Kumiega, a British woman whose husband Janek is with the Polish Air Force. While there is a romance angle, it does not overpower the historical details of how lives were impacted and destroyed in Warsaw.
This is an emotional read, with heartbreaking details at times, as it’s hard to even fathom the horrors people endured. I’ve only read a few books about the Polish Jews during the Holocaust, so this book provided a different perspective. I enjoy being educated when I read historical novels, and that was certainly the case with this book. Despite the circumstances the characters faced, Gohlke shows that God is still there, shining a light in the darkness. Courage and unconditional love are woven throughout the story, and the power of prayer and faith in God is inspiring.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn’t required to write a review.
Three-time Christy and two-time Carol and INSPY Award-winning and bestselling author Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history. She champions the battle against oppression, celebrating the freedom found only in Christ. Cathy has worked as a school librarian, drama director, and director of children's and education ministries. When not traveling to historic sites for research, she, her husband, and their dog, Reilly, divide their time between northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren.
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