If ever a story needed telling, this one is it.
It’s 1942. Meet Esther. She has it all.
However, she’s a Jew, and in Europe, at that time, that’s the worst thing a human being could be. The rest of the world dealt with their own war, oblivious. We had our own problems to deal with– it wasn’t that nobody cared. Nobody knew. People say they lost everything, but this lady did. I refuse to call her a character because she’s a reality. She was invented in the author’s imagination, but Esther lived in real life in many people. Six million Jews were slaughtered in the heinous Holocaust—they lost everything, right down to their names and identities.
This book is the story of Esther’s incredible courage, bravery, and ultimate sacrifice to save her children’s lives. It’s the heroism of one woman’s personal battle in a terrible war within a war.
This is the harshest reality and the sweetest love story you can possibly read. Read this book and weep for a nation.
People often say a book stayed with them long after the final page has been turned—I believe this one will.
This is fiction. This is the fact.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.