“The Girl from the Train” by Irma Joubert, book review
WWII is near the end, but those involved don’t know it, but they are always hopeful. Jakob fights for the Polish resistance against Russia and Germany. One of his assignments was to plant bombs to take out a bridge. But when I train full of Germany Jews crosses the bridge before the enemy troops, Gretl and her sister are the only survivors.
Jakob finds Gretl and takes her home, the only thing he can think to do to care for the 7 year old girl. For 3 years they build a sort of friendship that is was not uncommon especially during war time. But she cannot stay with him forever. He learns about an opportunity for orphans to go to Northen Africa to be adopted, he gets her enrolled.
This is an amazing story of love and unselfishness. It also sheds light on how people in other countries often do not understand all that happens, especially during war times.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.