When Twilight Breaks

Revell. Feb. 2021. 384p. ISBN 9780800739713. $29.99; pap. ISBN 9780800736361. $15.99. CF
Evelyn Brand is trying desperately to break into the ranks of male-dominated international journalism and land a prime spot in Berlin before another world war breaks out. A sexist bureau chief keeps assigning her puff pieces in Munich, even though Brand is convinced there’s a big story brewing. She is concerned about the way Jews are being treated in Germany and is determined to alert ordinary Americans to their plight. When she interviews an American living in Germany, Professor Peter Lang, he is convinced that 1930s Germany is well on the way to becoming a utopia, free from the lawlessness he observed a decade earlier. When Brand stirs up a hornet’s nest, her passport is replaced with a Jewish one, branding her as subhuman to the Nazis—and Lang is the only person she trusts to help her escape.
VERDICT Sundin (The Sky Above Us) is a must-buy for any Christian fiction collection, and her latest World War II tale positively crackles with tension. The characters struggle with changing sympathies while wrestling with the balance between freedom and order. Attentive readers may see parallels between the circumstances depicted in the book and the world today.
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