Book Review: The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert
The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert tells the story of Gretl: how she escapes from a train carrying a load of German Jews to Auschwitz during World War II, then stays with a Polish family for a few years before ending up in South Africa, adopted by a loving family. The author does a great job describing the different cultures Gretl adapts to, especially the one in South Africa which is the one with which I am the most unfamiliar. I especially enjoyed watching Gretl make the journey from watching others' faith to making Christianity her own.
I absolutely loved this book! From the very first page, I was enthralled, and I couldn't read it fast enough. The writing style of this author is wonderful, and I wish more of her books were translated into English. The pictures that she paints and how she describes the characters' feelings are extraordinary, and I can't recommend this book more highly. As an added benefit, it is clean!
I want to thank BookLook Bloggers for my review copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.
First, I am a child of God, adopted into His family through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Second, I am helpmeet to my husband John of sixteen years. Third, I am mother to Sarah Beth who is ten years old, to Daniel who turned nine in February, to Rachel who turned seven at the end of January, to Mary who turned five in December, and to Hannah who turned one in February.