In 11th century Troyes, France, Elvina, the unusual granddaughter of renowned Jewish rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, who prefers studying and writing to activities considered respectable for girls, takes a great risk by helping a young boy who has run away from a group of Christian Crusaders.
Elvina takes a chance and helps out some crusaders, twice, because she thinks it is the right thing to do. Will those choices bring destruction on her family? Who is the guardian angel? Will Elvina start her own school? Will she live long enough to get married?
Nicely written, this book addresses a scary time without lots of violence and while the danger is serious it is not scary.
This is not Nazi
On a cold Sabbath afternoon while Elvina is alone in the house, three soldiers pound at her door. One of them is wounded. Elvina has only a moment to make a difficult choice that could put her family and the entire community at risk. Can her guardian angel guide her and keep her safe?
My Guardian Angel is a story of compassion and tolerance that speaks clearly to readers of all faiths. Elvina’s voice lingers long in memory, and her courage and humor long in the heart.