A Note From Cathy
Every story draws us into a journey. Sharing that journey is twice the joy.
Saving Amelie was conceived after attending the world’s longest running Passion Play (since 1634) in Oberammergau, Germany. I wondered how the Alpine village responded to Hitler and the Nazis, which represented anything but the love of Christ.
When I learned that the scheme to create a master race by eliminating bloodlines deemed “unworthy” was not confined to the Nazis, I wondered how we can prevent stepping onto such slippery moral slopes today. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a WWII controversial German pastor and author of The Cost of Discipleship, gave me the answer.
Reviews for Saving Amelie…
“In this compelling and tense novel, Christy Award-winning Gohlke (Band of Sisters; Promise Me This) tells a haunting story of the courageous few who worked tirelessly and at great risk to themselves to save people they did not know, whom they would not see again. Reminiscent of Tatiana de Rosnay’s stirring stories of human compassion and hope, this should appeal to fans of both authors as well as to historical fiction readers.”—Library Journal
“Highly absorbing and mesmerizing novel. . . The historical research is top notch and what Gohlke does with the personalities of her characters is nothing short of brilliant. The events portrayed are difficult to comprehend and yet the reality of the story is spell-binding.”—Readers’ Favorite*****
“Saving Amelie is a moving portrayal of the fortitude and resilience of the human spirit. Gohlke has captured the beauty of sacrifice of those willing to help others in the depths of Nazi Germany. At times both emotional and suspenseful, this is a fantastic novel for those who love both historical fiction and human interest stories.” –Romantic Times ****
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