Promise Breaker (#01 in Promise Of Zion Series)
Dov Zalinski has nothing left in the ruins of World War II-only the promise his mother made when she left him at a Warsaw orphanage: "I'll come back for you, and together we'll go to Jerusalem." Seven hard years later,...
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Dov Zalinski has nothing left in the ruins of World War II-only the promise his mother made when she left him at a Warsaw orphanage: "I'll come back for you, and together we'll go to Jerusalem." Seven hard years later, she still hasn't returned.On the hope that she and the rest of his family have somehow survived the terrible Nazi death camps and went on ahead of him, the thirteen-year-old sets out alone for the Promised Land. Dov is determined to be with his family again-even if it means risking his life to do it.Emily Parkinson has it all as the spoiled only child of a British major stationed in 1947 Jerusalem. Her cozy, perfect world has cushioned her from the always-present danger that haunts the people of Palestine-until now. Tensions between Arab and Jew are growing fast as ships of illegal Jewish immigrants try to break through the British barricade. Now, not even Emily's father will be able to protect her from what she is about to face.
Dov is a thirteen-year-old Holocaust survivor who has been separated from his family and dreams of being reunited with them. Emily, the thirteen-year-old daughter of a British official, has always been cushioned from the danger that haunts the people of Palestine. As the world about them is thrown into chaos with the Jewish people trying to reestablish their homeland of Israel, the two become friends and try to help each other fulfill their ultimate dreams.
Book 1 in the Promise of Zion series. WW II has ended and Dov Zalinski is determined to carry out his parents' wish of journeying to Palestine. There he meets Emily Parkinson, daughter of a British major, and begins to change her mind about the Jewish refugees.
Robert is the author of two updated spiritual classics, Practicing God's Presence and Rediscovering Daily Graces (NavPress) and co-author of Off My Case for Kids (Zondervan/HarperCollins) with Christian apologist Lee Strobel. He is a graduate of Simpson College and St. Mary's College in California, with a B.A. degree in communications and Bible, as well as an elementary teaching credential. He has also written fiction for adults--Like Always, The Duet, The Recital, and The Celebrity, as well as seven popular youth fiction series, including The Wall, with combined sales of over a half million.