Sunday, February 12, 2023

The Light Through the Storm: A Heroic WW2 Historical Novel Based on a True Story

The Light Through the Storm: A Heroic WW2 Historical Novel Based on a True StoryThe Light Through the Storm: A Heroic WW2 Historical Novel Based on a True Story by Margalit Ganor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An inspiring account of perseverance and survival...

“The Light Through the Storm” by Margalit Ganor Ph.D. is a WW2 historical novel based on the author's own family history. It’s an all-encompassing human dramatization that tells the story of Dr. Leon Schmelzer, his wife Donya, and their young daughter as they try to leave Romania discretely in the dead of night after realizing the peril of remaining in the country while it is still occupied by Nazi Germany. They scurry on board a tiny ship, along with a few other people, leaving behind family, friends, and the only life they had ever known in the hope of having a chance to survive. However, their journey to liberation does not follow a direct course. What follows is man’s own faith and resolve being pushed to its limits when they are shipwrecked and held hostage in a distant place…

The intensity of this book is in the potency of its characters and the author's microscopic viewpoint of the human condition. “The Light Through the Storm” is both inspiring and heart-wrenching, as it highlights both the best and worst of humanity. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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