A Hope at the End of the World

A Hope at the End of the World

In the chaos of World War II, Polish teenagers Helena and Luzyna Grabowski have lost everything. Without parents or a home, they are shipped to a refugee camp in Persia, where the days ahead hold only darkness. When they hear that orphans are being selected for relocation to New Zealand, Helena is filled with hope—until the officials say they have a place only for her younger sister.

On the morning she is to be transported, Luzyna fails to join the chosen group, and Helena takes her place. But the horrors of war—and her guilt at abandoning her sister—follow Helena on the journey across the sea, as a man from her past preys on her fear and remorse.

Though the people in New Zealand embrace her, the traumas Helena has suffered threaten her peace and blind her to the devotion of James, a charming, heroic young Allied pilot. If Helena can let go and dare to hope again, she may finally step out of the long shadow of her past to find a future made whole—a new community, a new family, a new love.

Title:A Hope at the End of the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503942677
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  • Erin

    Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....The jacket description on Sarah Lark’s A Hope at the End of the World left me positively giddy. I mean, how often do you see h...

  • Constantine

    Rating: 3.0/5.0This was not a bad read. I have read many historical fiction books so my expectations are always high for this genre because it is my most favorite one. This is the first book I read fo...

  • carola

    08/09/2018 solid 3.5/5 stars...

  • Jeanette

    A very interesting novel! I must admit to knowing nothing about children who had sadly found themselves as War orphans and selected to go to New Zealand. So much detail was packed into this touching s...

  • January Gray

    This book suited me perfectly! Astounding and well written. My post is scheduled for early March on my blog...

  • Kayla Tornello

    I loved all the historical detail in this story. It follows Helena, a Polish girl, who was sent to Siberia and then released to a refugee camp in Iran. This story follows her journey to begin a new li...

  • Taylor

    Posted at my blog: Babbling Books*I received this book as a Read Now through NetGalley from AmazonCrossing*Full disclosure I only made it through 50% of this book so please take this review for what i...

  • Margaret

    What drew me to this book was the settings. Most books pertaining to World War II involves a European setting and it's a very rare thing to reach Iran or New Zealand. It's a world war so it only stand...

  • Viktoria Hjelle

    No no no no no no..What happened to Sarah Larks writing? I loved the New Zealand Saga and got really excited when I read that we would reunite with some of the characters from the series. That turned ...

  • Linda Rendina

    Interesting Maori CultureI enjoyed this book for one reason- I learned something about the Maori culture. The writing was poor. If Helena was "happy" one more time, I thought I would need to put the b...