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  1. Saving Amelie
    Saving Amelie
    Cathy Gohlke
    Tyndale House / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 42 Reviews
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  1. Maine
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    great book
    March 9, 2015
    Cassandra
    Maine
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to read about the differences and similarities of a set of twins that had been raised very differently. I also liked reading about the courage of the people who helped those who were oppressed and killed by Hitler.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Must Read!
    February 9, 2015
    Truekick
    This story will touch your heart to it's core. An amazing read. I have added all of her books to my wish list after reading this story.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Must-Read Historical That Touches the Heart
    October 26, 2014
    Candidkerry
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5


    I'm still recovering from Cathy Gohlke's latest release, Saving Amelie. I mean this in the best possible way. I'm recovering from the tense, fast-paced plot, the living, breathing characters I came to care deeply about and didn't want to say goodbye to, and the painful truth of history weaving through the story that grabs the reader by the throat and demands we remember.

    In fact, I wasn't sure how to put words on the screen to accurately share my thoughts and emotion about this powerful story based in Nazi Germany during Hitler's reign. The story left me breathless, my heart heavy with respect for those who gave so much for others during WWII. Saving Amelie brings to light the ugliness of the science of eugenics, but then overshadows it with the "costly grace" of putting others above oneself.

    I settled into turbulent Nazi Germany with Rachel Kramer in 1939 as she follows her father, a well-known eugenics scientist who might have more to do with the Nazis' plans for Aryan dominance than Rachel realized. And I was twisted into the tight plot as American journalist Jason Young digs deeper into rumors of handicapped children disappearing - all because the SS deems them unworthy of life.

    Rachel's childhood friend Kristine - married to an SS officer who views their deaf daughter, Amelie, as an unwelcome mistake - asks Rachel to take care of the child. With Jason's help, Rachel works to keep the little girl safe while trying to understand why her father brought her to Germany and exactly who she is.

    The author's meticulous research and careful weaving of intricate details and important characters from Oberammergau's Passion Play framed the book's second half, creating a beautiful, stark landscape in which hiding is necessary for survival and family and friends walk a fine line with fear of discovery.

    Saving Amelie is an historical love letter to those crushed and lost under Hitler's hate-filled reign, including a beloved Christian pastor who spoke out for the oppressed until he was silenced, and whose words and legacy live on today because He lived for Christ.

    A particularly powerful, poignant scene near the end of the book, with a young boy named Heinrich Helphman, will long stay with me. I've reread it a few times, the childlike potency of his words the catalyst for tears each time.

    There is much more I could say about the story, but the best I can offer is, "Read it. You will be better for it."

    I've enjoyed all of Cathy Gohlke's books. My particular favorite was Promise Me This up to this point, but Saving Amelie, with its sheer scope of emotion and truth, gains that spot. It's a book not to be missed, and I can't recommend it highly enough
  4. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent!!!!!
    September 29, 2014
    J Kay
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is an awesome book. A definite "must read". It takes us to a time in our history that we wouldn't want to repeat, and if we are not careful, it will be repeated. I asked myself what I would have done in Lea's place. Risking my life, or the lives of my family, would I have hidden Jewish people or those who were considered undesirable. As christians we must take a stand and let our voices be heard, or we will lose our liberties. This book has made me think, which is a good thing.
  5. Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book!!!!!!!!!
    September 8, 2014
    loriweller
    Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Saving Amelie is an awesome book! It keeps you captivated to continue reading despite how horrible the circumstances are. The background is Nazi Germany when they were in the midst of developing their perfect race through reseaching eugenics. I have not read anything by this author previously but can not wait to see what else she writes. I like her style and creativity.

    I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
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