We Shall Not Shatter
by Elaine Inventory
Publication Date: Might 15, 2022
Style: Jewish Historic Fiction
An unforgettable story of friendship, household and hope as two brave younger ladies face considered one of historical past’s most horrific tragedies.
Brzeziny, Poland, 1939 Zofia’s comfortable-lifestyle overturns when her husband, Jabez, who displays Nazi exercise, has gone lacking. Slightly than fleeing the nation together with her younger son, as she had promised Jabez who’s fearing retaliation, she decides to remain. She can’t probably depart her good friend, Aanya. Since their childhood they’ve amazed fellow Brzeziners that it doesn’t matter that Aanya is Jewish and deaf, and that Zofia is Catholic and listening to. Now, greater than ever with conflict looming, Zofia will do no matter is critical to guard her household and Aanya.
As each love and conflict method their Polish city, Zofia and Aanya should make selections that can change the that means of household, dwelling, and their treasured friendship. The journey, selections and the no-going-back penalties the ladies face will both assist them to outlive—or not—as Hitler’s Third Reich revs up its management of the world.
Impressed by the creator’s paternal heritage from Brzeziny, this can be a heartbreaking but stunning story of two ladies who’re decided to stay united in friendship and to stay freely regardless of the chances.
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“For anybody who beloved ‘All of the Mild We Can’t See’ by Anthony Doerr, that is one other stunning journey of not only one girl’s story by means of the turbulent occasions of Nazi Germany, however two. A narrative which can contact your coronary heart, and maybe carry a couple of tears to wipe away, displaying how love does certainly break limitations and sees past human labels and disabilities. You’ll completely fall in love with Zofia and Aanya, and the way sturdy friendships have been cast within the warmth of oppression from Hitler’s Germany regardless of their totally different faiths.”
— Historic Fiction Firm
“Drawing from her circle of relatives’s historical past, creator Elaine Inventory has created a compelling story of tolerating friendship, coronary heart wrenching sacrifice, and resilient energy. Whereas set throughout one of many darkest moments on historical past’s stage, We Shall Not Shatter’s themes—conveyed by means of characters who will inhabit your coronary heart—have a lot to say to readers in right this moment’s world, too.”
— Carrie Schmidt, ReadingIsMySuperPower.org
“Elaine Inventory’s novel, We Shall Not Shatter, the primary of a promised trilogy, Resilient Ladies of WWII, is a poignant and heartfelt story of perseverance, of friendship throughout boundaries, of creating households in numerous methods, of horror and of therapeutic. Within the characters of Zofia and Aanya, and the households they make and lose of their native Poland, the barbarities of conflict, the added peril of Aanya’s deafness, and their harrowing escape, the story is offset by the plot strands of Christians serving to Jews, Germans serving to Poles, listening to folks cherishing the energy of the deaf, and the deaf therapeutic others. It is a story not solely of resilience, however of the victory of affection and friendship over ache and struggling.”
— Barbara Stark-Nemon, creator of the award-winning novels, Even in Darkness and Laborious Cider, Speech-language therapist and Trainer Marketing consultant for the Deaf and Laborious of Listening to
“We Shall Not Shatter is a compelling novel, impressed by real-life occasions in Brzeziny, Poland that so dramatically modified the fortunes of each a close-knit Jewish household and a Catholic household in the course of the Hitler years. Elaine Inventory’s poignant narrative charts the despair, confusion and sheer will to outlive throughout this horrible interval in trendy European historical past. It is a story that oozes tragedy, hope, love and braveness within the face of adversity.”
— Ron Vincent, creator of The Home on Thrömerstrasse: A Story of Rebirth and Renewal within the Wake of the Holocaust
“The story and its characters will linger within the reader’s coronary heart for days… maybe eternally.”
— Patricia Bradley, Writer of the Logan Level Collection, Memphis Chilly Case Novels, Natchez Hint Park Ranger Collection
“We Shall Not Shatter takes readers on a uncommon journey of life-tested relationships and uncompromising braveness. Inventory brilliantly creates a time and place that’s horrible and heartbreaking solely to disclose the wonder that awaits on the opposite aspect of devastation. This story will stick with you lengthy after the final web page is turned.”
— London Clarke, #1 Amazon bestselling creator of Wildfell and The Meadows
In regards to the Writer
Elaine Inventory writes Historic Fiction, exploring dwelling, household and friendships all through time. She enjoys creating tales displaying how all faiths, races, and perception techniques are interconnected and want one another.
Elaine’s grandparents, on either side of her household, narrowly escaped World Struggle II by immigrating from Poland and Austria to the US. Fascinated by the sturdy will of individuals to beat the horrors from this period, she wrote We Shall Not Shatter, Guide 1 of the Resilient Ladies of WWII Trilogy impressed by her deaf nice aunt who was left behind as a teen in Poland and perished within the Holocaust, whereas her different deaf siblings have been permitted to enter the US when their younger ages helped them to bypass medically-revealing exams. Different prolonged relations additionally remained in Poland to lose their lives within the Holocaust.
Though multi-published in award-winning Inspirational Fiction, and a previous blogger and on-line journal contributor, Elaine now pens novels for the Common studying viewers. She is a member of Ladies’s Fiction Writers Affiliation and The Historic Novel Society. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she has now been dwelling in upstate, rural New York together with her husband for extra years than her stint as a metropolis gal. She enjoys lengthy walks down nation roads, visiting New England cities, and naturally, a superb e book.
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