2021 The Christy Award Finalists: Amanda Barratt & The White Rose Resists

Posted October 20, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Amanda Barratt, Author Interview, Christian, historical / 10 Comments

Happy Wednesday once again! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Amanda Barratt and her historical fiction Christy Award finalist book The White Rose Resists! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020
PAGES: 336

Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil

The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor–that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler’s machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife’s edge of discovery by the Gestapo.

Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she’s been brought up to believe in the Führer’s divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.

Soon Annalise joins their double life–students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they’re all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.

A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.



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I asked the author…

What do you most want your readers to take away from The White Rose resists?

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel famously said, “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” At a time when to “take sides” against the Third Reich meant facing severe consequences, the men and women of the White Rose boldly spoke truth, exposing the lies of the Nazi government and the murder of the Jewish people, and proclaiming the responsibility of every citizen to act in opposition to the regime.

“We will not be silent,” their fourth leaflet declared, “We are your guilty conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace.” The White Rose was founded by individuals motivated by a deep faith in God and the conviction that they were called to step from the ranks of the silently complicit. As I wrote the novel, I asked myself, “What would I have done in the time and place?” This led to a second question, “What am I doing today?”

Searching my own heart and realizing how often I choose complacency and how easy it is to remain a silent witness of injustice, challenged me on a personal level. I pray readers are inspired to look within themselves and ask hard questions, then look at the world around them and take action.

Amanda Barratt is the ECPA bestselling and Carol Award-winning author of fifteen historical novels and novellas including My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love and The White Rose Resists: A Novel of the German Students Who Defied Hitler.

Amanda lives in Michigan with her family where she can be found plotting her next novel, catching up on her TBR pile, and jotting down travel itineraries for her dream trip to Europe. Visit Amanda at her website www.amandabarratt.net and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the historical fiction Christy Award finalist The White Rose Resists by Amanda Barratt? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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10 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists: Amanda Barratt & The White Rose Resists

  1. Perrianne Askew

    The White Rose Resists is on my wish list. I think it is upcoming at my local library. I plan to read it sometime very soon.

  2. Alison Boss

    My favorite genre to read is historical fiction, and one of my favorite time periods is WWII. The White Rose Resists sounds like a very compelling and intriguing story. I have added it to my TBR list.

  3. Megan

    I loved this book so much! It really stayed with me and is a message I think we need even more so today. Truth is being attacked so vehemently anymore, we need people that will fearlessly declare truth, whether people like it or not.

  4. Faith Creech

    I have read Amanda’s other books and she is such a good writer. I know this book will also be so very good.

  5. Debra J Pruss

    This sounds very intriguing. I enjoy learning about WWII. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

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