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By Robert Elmer | Comments: ( 252 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Wildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger A Danish Lutheran pastor s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia also knownWildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger A Danish Lutheran pastor s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia also known as Theresienstadt.Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggle Denmark s Jews out of the country before a Nazi roundup Steffen finds that helping his Jewish neighbors is the most decent, spiritual thing he has ever done As he actually does God s work, rather than just talking about it, Steffen s faith deepens and he takes greater risks in his sermons.When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged He undertakes protests and rescues that are and dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved.


  • Title: Wildflowers of Terezin
  • Author: Robert Elmer
  • ISBN: 9781426701924
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Robert Elmer

Robert Elmer is a former reporter and ad copywriter who writes part time from his home in the Pacific Northwest He is the author of over fifty books, including nine contemporary novels for the adult Christian audience, two nonfiction titles, and seven series for younger readers He s also a contributor to kids versions of the popular Case for books co authored with Lee Strobel Among kids, he is best known for his Young Underground and Adventures Down Under books When he s not at the keyboard, he enjoys sailing and hiking with his wife, and spending time with their three kids plus a growing number of little grandchildren.



Comments Wildflowers of Terezin

  • Chris

    Shame on me for almost not "buying" this book. I say "buying" because I got it as a Kindle freebie at the start of the year.The book is being undersold and under priced. I can understand why. I, too, am somewhat leery about faith based publishers. Not because of the whole religion thing, but more because the first one I read while having a good idea, amounted to Bad People are those who don't go to church and Good People are those who go to church. Such a thing is not my thing. I, however, picke [...]


  • Adam Blumer

    Novelist Robert Elmer just found a new fan. I've always enjoyed reading history (it was my minor in college), and Holocaust history has always been an area of fascination, especially the heroic escapes. For those reasons (not to mention Robert's expert hand at plotting and characterization), I found Wildflowers of Terezin hard to put down and a must-read for anyone interested in Holocaust fiction in the same vein as Tricia Goyer.Here we find a loyal, hardworking pastor, Steffen Petersen, getting [...]


  • A J Hawke

    I have to admit that I was hesitant to open the newest entry from multi-published Robert Elmer. Not because of the author, who has several adult novels and a non-fiction under his belt, and has already proven his ability to write. My concern was the time and place Wildflowers of Terezin. The suffering of WWII can be too graphic. But I was intrigued by the setting, Denmark. My ignorance never ceases to amaze me and here I found another aspect of it. I found knew nothing of the Danish people durin [...]


  • Sarah

    Given the nature of the historical events in this novel, it’s almost a given that the story would be gripping and dramatic. The author doesn't fail to deliver in this very engaging look at Denmark during WWII and the rescue of its Jews. The action doesn't wait to happen; the story opens on a showdown between Resistance and Germans, with poor Steffen caught in the crossfire. From that introduction, the story just keeps picking up steam with intense dashes across the sea to Sweden for Denmark’ [...]


  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com

    Wild­flow­ers of Terezin by Robert Elmer is a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in Den­mark dur­ing World War II. The book is well researched and an enthralling read.Stef­fen is a Lutheran pas­tor in 1943, Copen­hagen. Steffen’s rou­tine is bro­ken one day when he had a bicy­cle acci­dent that sends him to the hos­pi­tal where he finds a friend in the form of a Jew­ish nurse named Hanne.Steffen’s brother, Hen­ning, is in the Dan­ish under­ground fight­ing the N [...]


  • Michelle

    ABOUT THE BOOKWhen nurse Hanne Abrahamsen impulsively shields Steffen Petersen from a nosy Gestapo agent, she’s convinced the Lutheran pastor is involved in the Danish Underground. Nothing could be further from the truth.But truth is hard to come by in the fall of 1943, when Copenhagen is placed under Martial Law and Denmark’s Jews—including Hanne—suddenly face deportation to the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia. Days darken and danger mounts. Steffen’s faith deepens as he t [...]


  • Laura

    Title: WILDFLOWERS OF TEREZINAuthor: Robert ElmerPublisher: Abingdon PressApril 2010ISBN: 978-1 -4267-0192-4Genre: Inspirational/historical/WWIIPastor Steffen Peterson tries to stay out of the way of the Nazi’s and the underground that is trying to work to defeat the Nazi’s purpose in Denmark. But when a routine visit to the hospital to visit a parishioner causes Steffen to be caught in cross-fire, he finds himself in the hospital, but not for the intended purpose. Worse, a German Gestapo co [...]


  • Loraine

    SUMMARY: When nurse Hanne Abrahamsen impulsively shields Steffen Petersen from a nosy Gestapo agent, she’s convinced the Lutheran pastor is involved in the Danish Underground. Nothing could be further from the truth. But truth is hard to come by in the fall of 1943, when Copenhagen is placed under Martial Law and Denmark’s Jews—including Hanne—suddenly face deportation to the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia. Days darken and danger mounts. Steffen’s faith deepens as he takes [...]


  • Jo Notary

    338p A Danish Lutheran pastor 19s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark 19s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia 14also known as Theresienstadt.Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggle [...]


  • Jennifer AlLee

    The Holocaust is truly one of the darkest periods in the cumulative history of humankind. I have to confess, after watching Sophie's Choice, I've intentionally stayed away from most dramatizations of those days. To me, they are painful and soul-shredding (even though my pain is nothing compared to what the victims went through). So I approached Wildflowers of Terezin with a bit of trepidation. How would I feel when I was done reading this book? In a word, I was uplifted. Author Robert Elmer pull [...]


  • Victoria W.

    I will be honest, I only picked up this novel because it was a free book of the week which meant it fit my budget. However I was amazed at the story which unfolded.One of the most important things I look for in a book is characters I can get involved with. To my joy, Elmer supplied two such characters within Hanne and Steffen.Hanne's passion for her people, courage in the face of the war, and her compassion towards her patients all gave the character a depth I appreciated.Steffen,though seemingl [...]


  • Lorraine

    I love historical fiction and I love this time period. I especially love to read the differences from different points of view, be it countries or persons. This was my first of hearing about the Danes and some of the efforts to keep track of their Danish Jews that were removed. Hanne, a Jewish Dane, is a sweet unsuspecting herione. She did not know how strong she could be until pushed. Steffan is a Luntheran pastor, who is content to stay safe and preach in his church. His brother Henning is par [...]


  • Eileen Mccarthy

    I'm not sure why I haven't seen this book on more "bestseller" lists. I love Historical Fiction, and this book did not disappoint. I was immediately immersed into the story, and wanted the character's to succeed. The darker side of this book is the evil crimes the Nazi's commited against the Jewish community, and the extent the went to to hide their crimes from the rest of the world. I would love to see this book gain more popularity. I highly recommend this book.


  • Kary

    very well written; never read about how helpful the Dane people were toward the Jewish population. What a shame more people across the Eastern block were not as selfless and did more to help and stand up to Hitler and his lunicy.


  • Allie

    Free today on Kindle 3.29.12.


  • Tessa

    While starting this review I was going to give it three stars but thinking about it again made me realise the story doesn't deserve that, the book was ok but had the potential to be great yet it never was. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places but there doesn't seem to be much written about the danish struggle during WWII, so the author really had the chance to make this his own but to be honest the motivations of the main character was weak at best. You hear a lot about how that generation foug [...]


  • Marina Szatala

    Awesome book. Very well writen. Could not put it down.


  • Brooke Buchanan

    Pretty goodEnjoyed the book. Storyline was good and I was pleased with the ending. Would recommend to others who enjoy WWII novels.


  • Thomas Holbrook

    Life in Copenhagen, Denmark was bleak in the early 1940’s. Germany had invaded this peaceful country in order to have access to its deep water seaports and to make it a showcase for German efficiency and civility. The Nazis enforced their will with brutality, intimidation and bribery, not civility. There were those who cooperated (collaborators) with the occupying force, those who sought to undermine it (the resistance), those who sought only to survive and those who were forced, by circumsta [...]


  • Lisa Johnson

    Title: Wildflowers of TerezinAuthor: Robert ElmerPages: 355Year: 2010Publisher: Abingdon PressHistorical novels touch the heart as they remind us of those who lived, loved, lost and faced times filled with uncertainty. In this particular book, the author highlights the Danish resistance during WWII based on real events told through fictional characters. Through fiction, we can be inspired to resist any evil intent with faith and hope amidst suffering and trials.The main female character is a Jew [...]


  • Alethea Hartwell

    Fantastic readThe characters and settings were rich. It was good to learn new things from this historic fiction. I would recommend it to anyone who loves WW2 history. I couldn't put it down, took me less than a week to finish and that's because I'm very busy! ;)


  • Theresa

    I really enjoyed this story!There were a couple of twists at the end that I did not see coming and it kept my interest all the way through. Because I knew the events were true (although with fictionalized characters in this book), I wanted to see how the author would complete the story. This book was based on historical fact, and the plot was both interesting and believable. There were a couple of minor (grammatical or literary) mistakes and the book was, at times,maybe a little simplistic, but [...]


  • Barbara

    Steffen Petersen pastors a Lutheran church in 1943 Denmark. He likes safety and predictability and thinks if everyone just lays low and cooperates with the German occupiers, everything will blow over soon.A bicycle accident lands him in the hospital under the care of Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen who mistakenly thinks he is part of the Danish resistance movement and protects him from the questions of a German officer. Steffen’s brother is a part of the Resistance and comes to take his brother [...]


  • Carol

    'Wildflowers of Terezin' by Robert Elmer was a great surprise. I say that because it was a free e-book. Now I feel a little bit guilty that I didn't have to buy it! I hope that Robert Elmer writes more adult historical fiction in the future.Even though this book is fiction, Robert Elmer writes that the places are real and many of the situations like the Danish Underground like using an ambulance to rescue Jewish citizens were real. I picked this book out to read because I love to read about the [...]


  • Marti

    Set in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1943. As it opens, we see nurse Hanne Abrahamsen awakening from a dream in which a man who looked like Hitler announcing at her graduation that she was a Jew. At this time, the Germans were occupying Denmark and being known as a Jew was exceedingly dangerous. In some ways, this was a "Number the Stars" for adults. It told the story of the Holocaust primarily through the developing relationship of Lutheran pastor Steffan Petersen and Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen. Ev [...]


  • Marti

    In some ways, this was a "Number the Stars" for adults. It told the story of the Holocaust primarily through the developing relationship of Lutheran pastor Steffan Petersen and Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen. Even though the romance is allowed to advance throughout the novel, it in no way upstages the realities of the German Occupation of Denmark and the brutal Nazi treatment of Jewish people. Prior to Steffan's meeting Hanne, he had been perfectly comfortable staying in his church delivering the [...]


  • Jessi

    First Line: "Hanne Abrahamsen awoke with a start in the middle of a bad dream, something about being in nursing school once again and a man who looked like Adolf Hitler (but with the face of a codfish) announcing at her graduation that she was a Jew, and didn't everyone already know that?"I think my true reaction to this book can be summed up in one syllable: "Hmm." Everything about book was just okay. The characters were fine, the story was somewhat interesting, and I was invested enough to kee [...]


  • Joan

    Steffen Petersen is a pastor of a Lutheran church in Denmark during WW11 in 1943. He is a conservative pastor with a comfy, if rather dull routine. But after a bicycle accident that sends him to the hospital, he befriends a Jewish nurse named Hanne Abrahasen. He has a brother (Henning)who berates him for being so safe in his life but tells him to stay with the church because that's where he belongs. Henning is a member of the resistance who helps the Jews are are trying to leave the country. Ste [...]


  • Trishla

    Great novel! Elmer managed to blend historical facts in with the love story that was developing between the main characters. It would be good for both a book club or for a middle/high school English professor, as there are also discussion questions included in the appendix.


  • Victor Muthoka

    Reading this book was an eye opener. Having never experienced anything remotely close to what the holocaust survivors did, this book truly helped me appreciate their experience more.Steffens as a Danish pastor set in his job at the church. His entire life is however disrupted for good by the arrival of Hanne, the pretty yet self confident nurse, and the German invasion of Denmark. From a complacent observer position, he is challenged by the nazi atrocities to either help out the Danish Jews or a [...]


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