Calm Before the Storm: Crossing of Promise Book 2 (Crossings of Promise 2)

Calm Before the Storm: Crossing of Promise Book 2 (Crossings of Promise 2)[Reading] ➾ Calm Before the Storm: Crossing of Promise Book 2 (Crossings of Promise 2) By Janice L. Dick – Oaklandjobs.co.uk South Russia 1914 The world is at war Katarina Hildebrandt's tranuil life on her family's Crimean estate is about to change Johann Sudermann has found true faith but it will turn his life upside down South Russia The world is at war the Storm: PDF Í Katarina Hildebrandt's tranuil life on her family's Crimean estate is Calm Before Kindle - about to change Johann Sudermann has found true faith but it will turn his life upside down Paul Gregorovich Before the Storm: ePUB ´ Tekanin working for the revolution in St Petersburg finds it will demand his soul as his wit and stength Before the Storm: Crossing of PDF/EPUB or pages. Katya was the embodiment of a gentle and uiet spirit Her peace and inner composure was very magnetic to Johann and admirable Johann in search of to life came in contact with Hildebrandt family through a great act of providence I loved how this family in so many ways moulded the man he became; in faith I really admired the way the Hildebrandt family took care of their neighbours during the GermmnRussian War and shinning the love of Christ to people who hated them This wonderful historical book filled with a lot of rich history family love friendships at a very difficult time of war in history This book modelled how children of God should behave in this world especially when things are hard I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion A must read The Calm Before the Storm is a spectacular story of young men and women dealing with troubling upheavals in their country Whether a peasant or a wealthy landowner no one is exempt from the storm clouds of war Katarina and Johann must discover if their faith is strong enough to bring them through an angry changing world And ultimately will their love stand the test?Rich in imagery Janice L Dick paints a clear picture of Katarina and Johann's Russia in the turbulent times leading to World War I She accurately follows the stories of several characters all of them from different circumstances I could feel the tension building as the story moved along WEll DONEWhat I loved best of all was the spiritual depth of this novel In recent years it seems like Christian Fiction is watering down the spiritual aspect of God working through people's lives Without being preachy Janice shows how a very personal God is ever present to help His children during uncertain times He isn't in the background So much of this book resonated with me because it parallels with today's events And in so many ways it serves as an encouragement I can't wait to read the next bookI received a complimentary copy of this book but was not reuired to leave a review All opinions are my own This is the first book that I have read by this author This time period is not one that I read about uite often I was drawn to this book since I wrote a paper on the Women's Battalion of Death Which if you did not know was a all female combat unit that was formed by a peasant This book is well researched and a must read i felt like I was getting a history lesson throughout the entire book I did not realize that there were Russian Mennonites However this book gave us a peek into their lifestyle This book starts off a little confusing but after a chapter or two you are able to follow along nicely The author does a great job filling in family history This book is set in 1914 in Russia I love the way that the author writes the setting The author has written characters that are relatable and likeable I will be looking for the next book in the series Thank you to the author and Just Read book tours for allowing me to read this story all thoughts are my own I just finished reading Calm Before the Storm by Janice L Dick It is the first in a trilogy; the following books are In the Eye of the Storm and Out of the Storm It is an excellent portrayal of life for the Russian Mennonites before the Revolution The Hildebrandt’s lived on an idyllic estate Succoth in the Crimea Their mother died couple of years previously and the father Heinrich hires a tutor Johann Sudermann for his youngest children Nicholai and Anna The second daughter Maria toys with the teacher’s heart leaving him heartbroken He soon comes to his senses and turns to the eldest daughter Katarina The family soon starts to break up as they finally realize that they need to take their mentally disturbed son and brother Peter to Bethany Institute where a wonderful nurse Susannah Loewen provides him with excellent care Maria chooses to live with friends in the Molotschna Colony where she can have of an active social life Johann eventually has to leave to help with alternative service in the Forestry and later sent to the war front as a medic My favourite character was Katarina She was a strong and caring individual turning to the Lord for her needs She tries to help the Russian peasants and soon learns that it is the Lord’s work and not her own This book was an encouragement to me as a reminder that God is always with us through uncertain times His Love is all sufficient I would give it a rating of 45 Just finished reading this excellent novel about the Hildebrant family and I was thoroughly engrossed the whole entire time Time sure flew by It was time for dinner before I knew it Janice L Dick has a style all her own and a knack for excellent story telling that will keep you engrossed from page oneI love history and this book had it all There were many new things that I learned about the Mennonites and how they helped their neighbors in this unwanted war My heart went out to Peter especially It has to be hard to care for someone in his condition I imagine it does take it's toll on everyone involved and some of the decisions that were made in this book couldn't have been easy In this respect I can totally relate to that part of the book Maria is a harder character in my opinion to get to know but once you do you've felt like you've made a friend for life But I really liked her sister Katarina Katarina is full of optimism spunk and I love her outlook on life and she's got what it takes to survive in those perilous times God is amazing He is love forgiveness all those things He will take care of us if we want Him too I love my Lord and Savior Without Him I feel empty and unhappy HE is the best friend anyone could ever want I highly recommend HimI also highly recommend this novelMerged reviewJust finished reading this excellent novel about the Hildebrant family and I was thoroughly engrossed the whole entire time Time sure flew by It was time for dinner before I knew itJanice L Dick has a style all her own and a knack for excellent story telling that will keep you engrossed from page oneI love history and this book had it all There were many new things that I learned about the Mennonites and how they helped their neighbors in this unwanted warMy heart went out to Peter especially It has to be hard to care for someone in his condition I imagine it does take it's toll on everyone involved and some of the decisions that were made in this book couldn't have been easy In this respect I can totally relate to that part of the bookMaria is a harder character in my opinion to get to know but once you do you've felt like you've made a friend for life But I really liked her sister KatarinaKatarina is full of optimism spunk and I love her outlook on life and she's got what it takes to survive in those perilous timesGod is amazing He is love forgiveness all those things He will take care of us if we want Him too I love my Lord and Savior Without Him I feel empty and unhappy HE is the best friend anyone could ever want I highly recommend HimI also highly recommend this novel Calm Before the Storm by author Janice Dick is the first in The Storm Series Set in 1914 trouble is brewing; what the world doesn’t know yet is that World War I is just around the corner Johann Suderman’s family expects he will stay on to work the family farm now that his first year of teaching is almost through; but young Suderman has no intention of staying he feels called by something beyond the boundaries of the farm His friend Paul Gregorovich Tekanin also has plans to explore the world beyond but he is traveling in a northern direction toward St Petersburg to be a part of the revolution Unbeknownst to Johann Sudermann a chance encounter with a stranded traveler leads to a future he never expected Katarina Hildebrandt the oldest daughter of 4 has her hands full; following her mother’s unexpected death Katarina is left in charge when father travels This time when father returns he brings a surprise for the younger children a tutor Johann is stunned when he sees the palatial home of his benefactor and soon finds himself ensconced in a suite of rooms bigger than than the farmhouse back home Tutoring promises to be a challenge as the older two daughters each with her own charms seem to be at odds with each for reasons he doesn’t uite understand The boys are as different as night and day; one is active and inuisitive while the other seems to be a bit slow As war comes ever closer all of them must find their way through troubles none of them saw coming I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Just Read Tours and am not reuired to write a positive review All thoughts and opinions therein are solely my own and freely given Calm before the storm has been an interesting read for me It captured my attention from the beginning to the end Although I am not familiar with the history of the time set the book was well written as all characters were carried perfectly throughout My favorite here has to be Katya with her simple ways and amazing love for her family and friends Her character and absolute trust in God is something that caught my attention I felt sorry for Maria in her self absolved world relying on her strength and the urge to control things around her Johann was a character that was uite relatable growing up in a Christian society and thinking you're stand is right with God only to discover you need a stronger and personal relationship with God to actually get the right perspective I loved his courage and stand in the war front helping to care for others and how the condition he found himself in drew him closer to God and helped him to grow in his faith The love interest developed uite slowly for me With Johann briefly infatuated with Maria before finally realizing what true love and is virtues meant and finding that in Katya he had not only love but also friendship and companionship Janice in my honest opinion did an amazing job with the novel I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in historical novels I received a complementary copy of this book from the author and this is my honest opinion I found this a very interesting book  This is definitely not an area of history that I've ever studied  WWI is not a war that I've delved into much before though I am reading books that take place during this time period lately This is the first of a series with I believe two books that follow  It covers the Russian Mennonites which is an area that I also haven't studied  I don't think I ever even really knew about the Mennonites having come from Russia during this time period  Most of my studies on persecuted religions in this region follow the Jewish Janice has a great way of telling a story that makes me think that I am part of the story and right there  I felt that I could see the buildings and the people  Some I loved and some I hated because of how silly they were and behaving badly  I liked that this included some mental health as well  That's an area a lot of people shy away from Katarina and Johann were definitely my favorite characters I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Tours All views expressed are only my honest opinion I was not reuired to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way All opinions expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations The book introduces a family of Mennonite pastor and teacher for his young children living in Crimea just before the World War 1 starts In the beginning I found the book a bit slow and boring honestly Faith plays a bit role and is discussed uite a lot The first pages did not discuss the historical situation and it felt like a story with a historical setting rather than historical fiction However then as the war started the book picked up a bit It discusses the situation in Russia and how the war affected different groups of Russian citizens Those things are actually very new to me and very interesting The story set in 1914 South Russia at the Succoth Estate in Crimea is an interesting setting The historical aspects of the story were fascinating and paint the disparity of the war that affected even the wealthy whose future was also threatened The Hildebrant's are a family of strong faith especially Katarina who took over the motherly role of her siblings I admired her strength courage and unselfish desire to help those less fortunateThe characters of the Hildebrandt family were very diverse but together as a family was strong I enjoyed experiencing the youngest siblings grow up and how the family's values were instilled in them The children's tutor Johann was a caring man who took being a teacher very seriously and believed in God but struggled with his faithThe book was a very emotional read and one that took me from smiles to tears The romance in the story was beautifully written The story was inspirational courageous filled with gratitude and lessons of true faith in the Lord Highly recommendedI was provided with an ARC copy of the book and voluntarily choose to review it

Calm Before the Storm: Crossing of Promise Book 2 PDF/EPUB
  • Paperback
  • 365 pages
  • Calm Before the Storm: Crossing of Promise Book 2 (Crossings of Promise 2)
  • Janice L. Dick
  • English
  • 24 January 2016
  • 9780836192018