~ An illuminating tale of courage, sacrifice, and survival. Two couples' lives are ravaged by Hitler's mad war but forever linked through the fate of one little girl.
Warsaw, 1939. The German blitzkrieg has shattered the city. As Sophie Kumiega awaits news of her husband, deployed with the Polish Air Force, she is determined to keep her unborn baby safe. She didn't count on being drawn into the dangerous and all-consuming plight of her neighbors.
Rosa and Itzhak Dunovich never imagined welcoming their longed-for first child in the Jewish ghetto, or letting anything tear their family apart. But Rosa soon faces a terrifying reality: to save their daughter's life, she must send her into hiding. Her only hope of finding her after the war - if any of them survive - is the half medallion she places around her daughter's neck.
Inspired by true events of Poland's darkest days and brightest heroes, The Medallion paints a stunning portrait of war and its aftermath, daring us to believe that when all seems lost, God can make a way forward.
"A master storyteller, Cathy Gohlke has created unforgettable characters in unthinkable circumstances that . . . completely undid me, then stitched me back together with hope. This novel grabbed my heart." - Heidi Chiavaroli, author of The Hidden Side