TITLE/AUTHOR: THE PROMISE BREAKER (Promise of Zion, Book 1) by Robert Elmer
PUBLISHER: Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Copyright 2000
ISBN: (10) 0-7642-2296-1
ILLUSTRATOR: Cover illustration by Chris Ellison
DESCRIPTION: Softcover, Illustrated cover, 169 pages, Approx. 5 1/4 x 8 inches, SIGNED BY AUTHOR
CONDITION: FINE, Looks unread/unused, No spine crease, Pages are crisp, clean, and tight
ABOUT THIS BOOK: The Promise of Zion Series, Book I, PROMISE BREAKER, is a fast-paced, exhilarating work simply immersed in the true-life, historical saga of the Jewish people during 1947 as they struggled to become a State after World War II.
This series follows the adventuresome lives of two young teenagers, and their different viewpoints of the volatile times in which they lived. Dov is a young Jewish boy searching desperately for the family he lost in his city that is being shredded to pieces. Emily is a young, spoiled British girl whose father is a major who has been employed to keep the cheeky Jews under control. The characters are wonderfully written and based on real people and actual events.
Dov Zalinski has nothing left in the ruins of WWII – 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 had 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 . . .
An age-sensitive, yet realistic look at a tragic and triumphant period of the Jewish people... -- Moody Magazine