Wings Like a Dove

About the Author: Camille Eide

Camille writes poignant stories full of love, grace, and redemption Some call her stories than a romance Her novels include The Memoir of Johnny Devine, which was awarded Romantic Times Best Inspirational Romance, Seal of Excellence, and Oregon Christian Writers Historical Fiction award.


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  • 14 September 2018

Wings Like a Dove Can The Invisible Walls That Separate People Ever Come Down In , Anna Leibowicz Is Convinced That The American Dream That Brought Her Jewish Family Here From Poland Is Nothing But An Illusion Her Father Has Vanished Her Dreams Of College Can T Make It Past The Sweat Shop Door And When She Discovers To Her Shame And Horror That She S With Child, Her Mother Gives Her Little Choice But To Leave Her Family Deciding Her Best Course Of Action Is To Try To Find Her Father, She Strikes Outhoping Against Hope To Somehow Redeem Them BothWhen Anna Stumbles Upon A House Full Of Orphan Boys In Rural Indiana Who Are In Desperate Need Of A Tutor, She Agrees To Postpone Her Journey But She Knows From The Moment She Meets Their Contemplative, Deep Hearted Caretaker, Thomas Chandler, That She Doesn T Dare Risk Staying Too Long She Can T Afford To Open Her Heart To Them, To Him She Can T Risk Letting Her Secrets OutAll Too Soon, The Townspeople Realize She S Not Like Them And Treat Her With The Same Disdain They Give The Sisters Of Mercy The Nuns Who Help Thomas And The Boys And Samuel, The Quiet Colored Boy Thomas Has Taken In With The Klan Presence In The Town Growing Ever Stronger And The Danger To This Family Increasing The Longer She Stays, Anna Is Torn Between Fleeing To Keep Them Safeand Staying To Fight Beside Them Oh, That I Had Wings Like A Dove For Then Would I Fly Away, And Be At Rest

10 thoughts on “Wings Like a Dove

  1. Sarah Sundin says:

    Both gorgeous and harrowing, Wings Like a Dove shows the dangers of allowing hatred and racism to grow in a community and the importance of standing up for right, even when it s dangerous Anna, Thomas, and Samuel are lovely characters full of depth and strength, and Thomas shows the beauty of faith in action With a poignant romance, the story satisfies on every level Camille Eide has penned another memorable novel Don t miss it

  2. Julia says:

    Wings Like A Dove by Camille Eide is a powerful Christian historical novel that has its foundations in fact Camille Eide has woven a fabulous tale.The novel is set in 1933 in New York and a rural town in the heart of America It is a time of the Great Depression There is much poverty Out of their poverty, some characters give what little they have to those who have even less Where they see a need, it is met.In contrast there are some bigoted, racially intolerant characters who work together to make life impossible for those whose skin is a different colour or whose religion is not seen as the right one You could be despised for the odious crime of simply being born Prejudice is rife The reader sees the appalling lengths some people will stoop to as characters see themselves as racially and morally superior.All the characters are well drawn They individually elicit various responses from the reader from love to dislike My personal favourite has to be Sam, a young Negro boy, so traumatised that speech eludes him He certainly brought out all my mothering instincts.There will always be those who take advantage of others Mistakes are made Forgiveness needs to be given, especially to the face in the mirror We often judge ourselves far too harshly God is the God of second chances and new beginnings, so why do we find it so hard to accept His gift of forgiveness and grace There are some huge kind hearted characters who draw others to them with their kindness and care.I loved Wings Like A Dove, it gave a glimpse into the harsh realities of the Depression era and the courage, kindness and strength of character needed to overcome racial, religious and moral intolerance and prejudice It was a truly marvellous read.I received this book for free A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

  3. Ruth Hill says:

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.Where do I even begin to review such a masterpiece as this book This is one of those extraordinary stories that has everything and then some And all while being a Christian book with nothing offensive in it First of all, I adore historical fiction, and this reviews a time in history that I know something about, but not in the way the author illustrated it I have often been taught about the persecution and prejudice of Jews around the world, but somehow, I didn t realize how it affected my own country To read an account of a Jewish woman who is ostracized fiercely for who she is, where she came from, and an unfortunate incident that occurred genuinely broke my heart Yet again, I find myself ashamed of what people have done throughout the centuries to Jewish people in the name of Christ I sympathized with our brave heroine, and I totally fell in love with her spirt and demeanor not to mention her strength of character.Secondly, this book highlighted one of the exceptions to the rule in this country I was enraptured with Thomas and his love for his boys as well as Anna This is godly love portrayed in an extraordinary fashion during a time when it was hard to demonstrate that love to the unlovely and the outcasts To be honest, there are many parallels in today s society as it is still very difficult to live out our faith in a world that believes it is their right to dictate how we should live as Christians, and if you buck the system, you will be ostracized for adhering to your godly principles in a similar manner to the way in which Thomas was treated.This is easily one of the most special books I have read in recent times While I do know the author personally and expected to love the book, I had not idea just how much I would love it The writing is impeccable Camille has such an incredible way of detailing the story so that feel as though you are right there in the midst of the moment, witnessing the action from a close but safe vantage point The reader almost wishes he she can reach out and intervene in the most difficult of situations, but we know we have no choice but to let the story play out.I walked away from this story with a new knowledge and understanding of this volatile time in our nation s history, and I have an even profound respect for the author and the way in which she writes a narrative I highly recommend this book to anyone

  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    Wings Like a Dove by Camille Eide tells of harsh times in our nation s history when bigotry ruled in the name of moral justice We will never have unity as long as people demand sameness Unity is not sameness, but oneness of purpose But whose purpose This story takes place in the 1930 s when almost everyone was poor and jobs were scarce Anna Leibowicz is forced to flee her life in New York City through a humiliation she brought on herself She starts out for Chicago in search of her father, who has been missing for six years She is led to a small town in Indiana where she finds work as a tutor for six orphaned boys in exchange for room and board until she can resume her journey She is making progress with her students and coaxing a small, mute black boy to speak, but she is wary of making friends As soon as the town finds out she is a Jew, she is ostracized along with Sam, the black child This story is raw, it is real, it doesn t shy away from hard things and yet it is filled with compassion and Grace Will not all need mercy at some time in our lives Mercy we do not deserve It is a precious gift and yet it is free Forgiveness and mercy are always possible because they are gifts from God If love is genuine, then compassion must follow, because compassion is the most basic act of love If ultimate love is found in the ultimate sacrifice, then I will consider what the cross of Christ truly means This story holds eternal truths that have applications yet today In my opinion, Ms Eide has done a superior job of giving us much to think about and apply to our own lives I received a complimentary ebook from WhiteFire Publishers on behalf of the author I was not required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own.

  5. Carly says:

    Some books can be devoured in a day Other books require methodical dissection Wings Like a Dove was the latter for me It caused me to pause Chew Reflect I wished for a hard copy in my hands so I could highlight and make notes in the margins It is powerfully written, doesn t shy away from the ugliness of the past, and caused me to look for ways I can press on for change in my heart and community I felt all of the emotions, and it s depth deserves a second reading because there is nourishment to be had One of my favorite quotes We will never have unity as long as people demand sameness Unity is not sameness, but oneness of purpose But whose purpose Who gets to decide If only everyone would stop shouting and hating and burning down and forcing out, perhaps we would hear the voice of wisdom Perhaps I highly recommend Camille Eide s latest novel I hope you will be enlightened, encouraged, and challenged as I have by Anna s story Anna said quietly If these past months have taught me nothing else, they have taught me that though I am only a seed blowing in the wind, I must still be fruitful wherever I land I have learned that wherever we find ourselves, we must have the courage to stretch out roots and produce something useful, even in times of difficulty We must bloom boldly in whatever field our seed has fallen.

  6. Rebecca Geary says:

    Eide has once again swept me away with her poignant storytelling This time, into the Great Depression, to witness the harsh reality faced by a young Jewish woman in a society that reflects intolerances similar to those we re experiencing today.With page turning anticipation, Anna leaves her mother and siblings to spare them the certain shame, danger and hardship that her secret, when exposed, will bring Starving and alone, she befriends a pack of orphans and their benevolent caregiver, only to be faced with unimaginable prejudice and bigotry from the townspeople I found myself yelling at the pages of the book in desperate attempts to steer the characters tissue box at my side.But, what of mercy and forgiveness Will they melt the stone cold and brainwashed hearts This is one of my all time favorites I hope to see it on the big screen someday.

  7. Teri says:

    I m speechless So, so crushingly beautiful, and I couldn t put it down The themes of understanding and acceptance, grace and forgiveness are so powerful in Anna Thomas s story, but the growing love between them was palpable I smiled, I wept, and I rejoiced Camille Eide has blessed her readers again, and allowed us a peek into crafting the stitches of an unforgettable quilt.

  8. Donna C says:

    What I think you should know Wings like a Dove is a historical fiction or historical romance set in 1933 It follows Anna Leibowicz, a Jewish immigrant who fled Poland to escape persecution only to find that the American dream her family s hopes had crashed when her father disappeared leaving her to support her mother and siblings What you might need to know Anna became pregnant and blamed herself for it, however based on what she said in the book it was date rape.My thoughts on this book Camille Eide has written a beautiful, but tough book that shows how difficult times can be defined by how you treat other people Anna had been raised with a sense of community that she does not find once she is forced from her home Anna is instead faced with prejudice once people realize she is different than them Thomas also faced prejudice for choices he made, but he was a wonderful character I loved the strength he showed , how he looked beyond race or circumstance to see the person The Boys were a delight, I could picture them and their antics and loved the elements they brought to the story I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review All opinions are my own.

  9. Lucy says:

    Wow The old saying, how do you eat an elephant.one bite at a timedescribes how to take in this beautifully crafted novel There are so many nuggets of gold to glean if you take your time It shines the light on judgement, prejudice, preconceived notions, and fear of what we don t understand It takes place in the 1930 s but could have just as well been written in present day The strength of character that Anna shows is impressive although she was carrying burdens of secrets and blaming herself It is a story that has you weeping and feeling sorry for the injustices that take place It will open your heart to love and show compassion on your fellow man, as we are all created by God I loved this book from the characters to the details of the story line I can t find all the right words to describe what I want to say without spoilers, so I will just say it needs to be read This is a new author to me and I will be looking to reading by her.I received a complimentary copy from CelebrateLit author The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

  10. Marilyn says:

    I think people dislike those they do not know because t hey cannot see the good in others One of Anna s insights about the struggles and differences she observed in the fictional town of Corbin, Indiana where she found herself after leaving her Jewish family and community Wings like a Dove by Camille Eide is a poignant and heart wrenching story of bigotry and intolerance to immigrants or anyone who was different from the leaders of the town, but is still prevalent in America today I admired the determination, dedication, hardworking, compassion that Thomas and Anna gave to the six young boys that Thomas was caring for The history of America shined forth throughout the story with the ugliness of hatred, prejudice and events that many have forgotten is part of our history Eide penned a superb historical romance that was raw at times to moments of compassion, forgiveness and acceptance being given I highly recommend Wings like a Dove to fans of historical Christian fiction There are many lessons that can be applied to our culture today Another thought to ponder from Anna Will not all need mercy at some time in our lives Mercy we do not deserve It is a precious gift and yet it is free Forgiveness and mercy are always possible because they are gifts from God I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Celebrate Lit I was under no obligation to write a positive review but I have expressed my own sincere thoughts I m glad I decided to read this book while it s on tour with Celebrate Lit Bloggers.