Enduring the Empire

Enduring the Empire

Linda Blain

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Ten-year-old Halinka knows that God is in control, but when the Russian and German militaries, under Stalin’s and Hitler’s orders respectively, roar into her country of Poland, she can’t help but be afraid. Within weeks, her terror heightens when she realizes that her family needs to flee their homeland. Ironically, Halinka’s parents know that their best chance of survival rests with an escape to German territory.

Young readers will be riveted to the story of Halinka’s harrowing experiences as author Linda Blain brings to life the horrors and heroism of World War II Europe. Interspersed with historical commentary, Enduring the Empire presents the war through the innocence of childhood while reminding readers that God’s goodness and faithfulness are always victorious.

“This heartwarming story of a Polish family escaping as the Nazis and Communists invade their country reminds us how much courage, determination and sheer grit were needed to survive the dark days of World War Two.”

— Barbara Greenwood, author of fourteen books, including The Last Safe House, A Pioneer Thanksgiving, Factory Girl, A Pioneer Christmas, and Gold Rush Fever.

Softcover Trim Size: 5 x 8

Page Count: 244

About the Author:

Linda Blain works in the Ontario Elementary School System and is married with four adult children. She grew up listening to her grandparents and parents share their experiences during WW2. It instilled within her a desire to pass this legacy on, not only to her own children and grandchildren, but to other children of this generation.