Reviewer: Annie Horsky McDonnell
Date of Release: June 11, 2019
In Alexa’s Shoes – a dramatic, uplifting true story of a young girls struggle to overcome great odds to survive through WWII.
In the autumn of 1940, thirteen-year-old Alexa’s happy life is ripped from her as she, her mother, and many of the locals are rounded up by the Nazis in Poland. Loaded onto cattle trucks, they are transported to an unknown destination. Terror and uncertainty become the new normal. Life is a continuous nightmare as she is selected by a Gestapo officer’s wife, destined to become little more than their slave.
Separated from everyone she loves Alexa relies on her Christian faith, inner strength and courage, to endure through her long nightmare. Her story takes her on a treacherous journey across war-ravaged Europe in search of her family and the life she once knew. Despite living through unimaginable hardships and life-threatening danger, Alexa feels that someone, or something, seems to be looking out for her. Years later, she finds out that not all was as it seemed, as hidden secrets from this dark period in history are revealed to her.
In Alexa’s Shoes is a historical novel that beckons the reader to follow in the footsteps of a real-life individual who walks by faith to triumph over tragedy, one step at a time. It is based on the true story of the author’s grandmother.
“In Alexa’s Shoes” is an utterly sanguine story that is also empathetic and absolutely unforgettable!
I admire Alexa for sharing her story with her granddaughter. It was truly an honor to witness her experience.
I admire Alexa’s strength, faith, hope and perseverance.
An astonishing story of the human heart!
Read this book and take this compassionate journey!!
Rochelle Alexandra wrote a first-class novel!
I was given this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.