If you’ve been anywhere on social media in the past six months, you’ve probably seen the stunning cover for The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt. Well, that book is here, it’s available, and she and I talk about where she got the idea for the book, her love of WWII fiction, and what she’s been reading. Listen in to learn all the things!
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Why Do Stories of Courage and Resilience Inspire Us?
The Warsaw Sisters takes a look at the Polish resistance through the lens of a special sister relationship. Listening to Amanda Barratt talking about her books, this one in particular, shows her great love for history, for strong, courageous people, and for the Lord and how He loves His people well, even (if not especially) in the difficult times.
The movie I mentioned was Jakob the Liar with Robin Williams. Caveat: this is a HARD movie. An ugly one. And it should be. But I did have to offer a warning.
On a golden August morning in 1939, sisters Antonina and Helena D?browska send their father off to defend Poland against the looming threat of German invasion. The next day, the first bombs fall on Warsaw, decimating their beloved city and shattering the world of their youth.
When Antonina’s beloved Marek is forced behind ghetto walls along with the rest of Warsaw’s Jewish population, Antonina turns her worry into action and becomes a key figure in a daring network of women risking their lives to shelter Jewish children. Helena finds herself drawn into the ranks of Poland’s secret army, joining the fight to free her homeland from occupation. But the secrets both are forced to keep threaten to tear the sisters apart–and the cost of resistance proves greater than either ever imagined.
Shining a light on the oft-forgotten history of Poland during WWII and inspired by true stories of ordinary individuals who fought to preserve freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Warsaw Sisters is a richly rendered portrait of courage, sacrifice, and the resilience of our deepest ties.