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Memories of Glass (vuoden 2019 painos)

– tekijä: Melanie Dobson (Tekijä), Nancy Peterson (Kertoja), Two Words Publishing Llc (Publisher)

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"1942. As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese's son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese's dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. Seventy-five years later, Ava Drake begins to suspect that her great-grandfather William Kingston was not the World War II hero he claimed to be. Her work as director of the prestigious Kingston Family Foundation leads her to Landon West's Ugandan coffee plantation, and Ava and Landon soon discover a connection between their families. As Landon's great-grandmother shares the broken pieces of her story, Ava must confront the greatest loss in her own life-and powerful members of the Kingston family who will do anything to keep the truth buried"--… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Memories of Glass
Kirjailijat:Melanie Dobson (Tekijä)
Muut tekijät:Nancy Peterson (Kertoja), Two Words Publishing Llc (Publisher)
Info:Two Words Publishing LLC (2019)
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This was a story that spanned over several generations. I wasn't quite into the modern story, but it serves its purpose. Sometimes I really couldn't keep track of all the people, but it came together in the end. ( )
  eliorajoy | Nov 22, 2020 |
I didn't want to put this book down. I adored all of the characters and the way their stories were woven together was marvelously done. Little bits of information was given out at a time and there were some points when I thought I had figured out how they were connected, only to get the next bit of information that proved my theory wrong. I loved the conclusion of the story and how all of the pieces fit together in the end. This was an impulse grab at the library but I'm extremely glad that I found it. It's become one of my new favorites. ( )
  mplantenga11 | Mar 10, 2020 |
Rich in historical detail and populated with complex, colorful characters, Melanie Dobson’s new book Memories of Glass drew my attention in and wouldn’t let go. Her impeccable research and storytelling talents shine and give a powerful picture of life in Amsterdam during the German occupation of WWII. The heartbreaking events and the endless courage of the resistance during this era touched me deeply.

This is a dual-time story, set in WWII Amsterdam and contemporary Uganda and Portland. Dobson has deftly woven the two storylines together so that the tales unfold layer by layer. The characters are skillfully drawn and realistic, and the writing is gripping. I had a bit of a challenge keeping all the characters straight and within their proper timelines, especially when I wasn’t able to read it in one sitting, but it all came together well.

This story paints a picture of courage, faith, sacrifice, love, and a healing only God can give. I would recommend it to those who enjoy inspiring historical fiction.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Tyndale Publishing. All opinions are my own. ( )
  swissgranny | Oct 21, 2019 |
Sometimes, very important things are left out of family history and history that children are taught and elders do not speak of. Ada Drake knew that her mother had many things that they did not speak of. She worked for the Kingston Family Foundation and her work took her to Uganda where she met Landon West. Thrown into a situation where she had to care for a very sick little girl, she undergoes a change for the better.

With a step back in time and place, the author takes to a small group of children who were playing together in Giethoorne, Holland in June 1933 . Samuel, Josie, Klaus and the new girl Eleise had no way of know how some them would be risking their lives to save Jewish children and that there would one they could not trust. This book is based on true events and is told through a Christian perspective rather than a Jewish one.

I have some qualms with this book. It was easy for me to follow the story in the past but when it went to the present day, I felt lost. Transition was lacking and at times, the author referred to she and I had to go back to my notes to find that she was referring to Ada Drake. Later on, the transitions improved. Parts of the story were not in the book, what did the Jewish people in
Amsterdam think and feel during the Nazi occupation. How much did they know before they boarded the trains for the camps, what happened to the characters while they were in the camps.

It reminded me of "To Kill A Mockingbird". Everything is told from the white perspective and ones who the most effective by the events are not given a real part to speak. In this book, a Jewish banker did something that would forever cost him shame and self hate, a woman who cared deeply for children but was not Jewish accompanied the children to camp. I think we need to know more about those two. In all, I learned from this book but wanted to know much more. ( )
  Carolee888 | Oct 15, 2019 |
With decades comes perspective but what if you were on the other side of WWII and the Nazi regime? What if you didn’t realize what would happen to the families you helped register before they were loaded on trains to a German concentration camp? Melanie Dobson puts you in those shoes and others in the Dutch resistance group in Memories of Glass.

I was immediately drawn into this tale of three women. Josie and Eliese met and became friends as young girls in Holland. The war brings them together years later and together they work together to save children from the camps.

Ava Drake longs for a family that’s not motivated by greed like those surrounding her. When she discovers some new information about the Kingston family, she sets out on a journey to uncover the truth with no idea of what she will uncover.

From Holland to Portland to Uganda, Dobson paints portraits of a life lived in selfishness versus a life lived in selflessness with beautiful prose and a story of sacrifice that will stay with the reader long after the final word is read.

Disclosure statement:
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. ( )
  Suzie27 | Sep 29, 2019 |
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"1942. As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese's son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese's dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. Seventy-five years later, Ava Drake begins to suspect that her great-grandfather William Kingston was not the World War II hero he claimed to be. Her work as director of the prestigious Kingston Family Foundation leads her to Landon West's Ugandan coffee plantation, and Ava and Landon soon discover a connection between their families. As Landon's great-grandmother shares the broken pieces of her story, Ava must confront the greatest loss in her own life-and powerful members of the Kingston family who will do anything to keep the truth buried"--

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