When Ellie Fischer's parents are persuaded to open their German home to Jewish refugees during World War II, the consequences of that single decision drastically change young Ellie's life forever. More
Life is difficult enough in World War II Germany but when Ellie Fischer’s parents are persuaded to open their home to Jewish refugees, the consequences of that single decision drastically change young Ellie’s life forever. Apart from the ever-present danger of the Gestapo discovering her parents’ secret, she soon learns there are other, equally grave, ramifications for their actions. As she navigates her way through several difficult years, Ellie encounters and is influenced by both the good and bad in humanity, all the while wondering if her life is dictated by destiny or if everything happens merely by chance. Staring Down the Devil profiles a young woman who endures unimaginable ordeals and whose strength of character is ultimately proven. It is a story of hope, devotion, perseverance and forgiveness.
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on Aug. 21, 2014 :
This is an emotional story that will draw you in. The author presents Ellie with some of the most insurmountable obstacles, but shows the depth of her character by how she carries herself throughout the story. Definitely worth the price!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 13, 2014 :
This book was very well written and very captivating. I had a hard time putting down this book! I enjoyed this author's writing style and the way the main character was written.