I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.

And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there.

And I believe in God, even when he is silent.

-Unknown, found on a concentration camp wall

Romance Stories

These stories speak to compassion and love during war time. They pull at our heartstring and can bring tears to our eyes, but even more they are filled with hope. Regardless of your interest in romantic fictions, these stories are for all people who need a lesson in hope and faith in things bigger than us.

After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time.

Years of Nazi occupation have stolen much from Brigitte Durand. But that changes the day American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over occupied France.

Increasingly wary of her father’s genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend changes everything.

What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents.

The year is 1938, and as Hitler’s troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis.

Reminiscent of Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, this stunning novel draws from true accounts to shine a light on a period of Holland’s darkest history and bravest heroes.

When American Claire Stewart finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear.

All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte’s death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother’s mysterious past.

Historical Fiction

Sometimes one book is not enough. We have curated a great set of series for those of you who cannot put a book down. Get ready to get lost in this world of fiction and to be thrown into the 1930s.

Rosa and Itzhak Dunovich never imagined they would welcome their longed-for first child in the Jewish ghetto. Rosa soon faces a terrifying reality: to save their daughter’s life, she must send her into hiding.

For half a century, a terrible secret lay hidden, locked in a trunk in an attic. Late in life Nonna Lisowskaja Bannister unlocked the trunk, first for herself, then for her husband, and now for the rest of the world.

When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard the Maggie Bright, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.

Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she’ll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.

This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

The thrilling story of one boy’s quest to find his father and protect his younger sister during the great Dutch famine of World War II.

The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

Opening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism.

WWII Radio Theater

A different way to read your WWII fiction is by not reading at all! Listen to these powerful and entertaining radio theatre–style audio dramas that bring to life this amazing period. It provides a rare insight into WWII lives, illuminating a time of personal difficulty and what came of it.

This behind-the-scenes drama powerfully integrates the ideas Lewis explored in Mere Christianity with the very real influence that comes from living out a Christian life in a period of trauma.

Enter into The Hiding Place to relive Corrie ten Boom’s heart-pounding account as a leader in the Dutch Underground during World War II.

With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That’s the question explored in Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom. Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Other WWII Reading

While these titles may not be fiction, they make great supplemental reading to your favorite WWII fiction. Knowing the facts and the history will only make the rest of your reading richer and more exciting. Take a look at these memoirs to round out your WWII library.

An award-winning biography of Eric Liddell that tells his story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.

Told in first person from Ray’s perspective, with personal wartime letters from Betty interspersed throughout, ’Til We Meet Again is a sweeping love story set amid the backdrop of WWII.

God and Churchill tells the remarkable story of how one man, armed with belief in his divine destiny, embarked on a course to save Christian civilization when Adolf Hitler and the forces of evil stood opposed.

After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time.

C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of WWII.