I recently had an opportunity to review a copy of The Girl from the Train From Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.
Folks, I LOVED this book.
And I recommend it without reservation.
I am a huge fan of Christian movies and books being as good as secular material. Haunting, beautiful, heartbreaking, and triumphant, I was never disappointed, continually surprised me.
As World War Ii draws to a close, Jakob fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. What follows is the story of both Jakob and Gretl as they live their life countries apart.
What follows is a story rich in love, loss, and the survival of the human spirit.
If you like historical fiction, this Christian book shares the story of Christ's love and the power of the human spirit.
My only "complaint" is that it can be a little difficult to accept the direction that Jakob and Gretl's relationship takes. But if you can get by that one small point, you will love this story.