As a small boy, Henrik watches his world crumble around him as Germany falls under Nazi control and his Jewish friends are sent away. In his own unique telling, Henrik confides in the reader the events leading up to World War II, as his family is plunged into fear and uncertainty.When his young sister, Greta, is stolen by Germans for Aryan testing, and his mother is injured during the kidnapping, Henrik’s childhood is cut short. Determined and brave, Henrik begins his search for Greta in the ruins of war.
Unfailingly loyal to his sister and those who help and befriend him, Henrik will play his part in the fight against this strange new world of violence and oppression. And love will arise from the fragments of broken lives.
“Liviero writes a dramatic, heartfelt tale based on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust….An absorbing account of loyalty and love in wartime, freshened by unusual historical events.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping and fresh…a skilfully told, poignantly drawn narrative. The story conveys all the fear and confusion of living under a cruel dictatorship, but also how love and loyalty sustain and conquer.”—The Courier Mail
“An amazing story of a terrible time, showing the true power of family. Gemma Liviero has brought to life characters that you will feel drawn to. She paints you a picture of the life of a young boy growing up during the holocaust and his trials and loss during this time. It is an excellent read and so well written, it will make you laugh and cry, be prepared to lose yourself in this story.” – 5 Star Amazon Review
About The Author
Gemma Liviero lives in Queensland, Australia with her husband and two children. She has worked as a copywriter, corporate writer, magazine feature writer and editor. She has an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) AIT, S.A.
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