Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thief of Glory By Sigmund Brouwer

A boy coming of age in a time of war…the love that inspires him to survive. For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knows—his frail, troubled mother.
Amidst starvation, brutality, sacrifice and generosity, Jeremiah draws on all of his courage and cunning to fill in the gap for his mother. Life in the camps is made more tolerable as Jeremiah’s boyhood infatuation with his close friend Laura deepens into a friendship from which they both draw strength.
When the darkest sides of humanity threaten to overwhelm Jeremiah and Laura, they reach for God’s light and grace, shining through his people. Time and war will test their fortitude and the only thing that will bring them safely to the other side is the most enduring bond of all.

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Whether writing youth or adult fiction, Sigmund Brouwer is a best-selling author of more than 40 fast-paced novels. He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his Rock&Roll Literacy Show.
Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee.

This book has the most fantastic characters and the author gives the very best descriptions I have read in a long time the realism is unbelievable. 
 Any fan of World War II books is going to flip over this one, it is so well written.
A haunting tale that is not to be missed by historical fans.
I gave this book 5 stars. I would recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review.


  1. O WOW !! This sounds like a book once you start you won't want to put down .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  2. Great review Mary. Just reading the excerpt and your review peaks my interest. I imagine it is a bit gut wrenching too!

    Judy B

  3. This one sounds like a winner to me. Thank you, Mary, for a great review!