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Short Synopsis
From debut author Kate Breslin comes this powerful retelling of the story of Esther.

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In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric's secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.

Suspecting that her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric's compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy.

Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp's prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself?

"The atrocities of Nazi Germany come alive in this heart-rending tale of love, loss, and redemption." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"From the first page to the last, readers will be captivated by this story of brutality and ultimately redemption that can only come from being confronted by an unconditional love." ---RT Book Reviews

"The story is gripping, compelling, and I dare anyone to close the cover before the last suspenseful page." ---Debbie Macomber, author of Love Letters
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For Such a Time

Author Kate Breslin

Narrated by Emily Durante

Publication date Sep 29, 2015

Running time 13 hrs 22 min

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