Hearts of the Fathers A World War II Novel (Paperback) *
Author: Darryl Harris
In the final months of World War II, young LDS widow Gerda Brendler is searching for her only child, taken by the Nazis for his perfect Aryan characteristics—blue eyes and blond hair.
Levi Zuckerman, a Jewish soldier in the Soviet Army, saves Gerda and another woman from an attack by two of his commanding officers, but he must nearly kill both men to do so. Levi and Gerda hide in the East German mission home. Born and raised in Berlin, Levi wants to find his parents but fears the worst.
A treasure more valuable than gold or art is missing—genealogical records stolen by Hitler from Germany’s churches. Mission president Erick Ranke must locate those records before the Soviets do.
Lives are inextricably connected in this thrilling novel about the power of covenants and conviction.
About the Author:
In addition to Hearts of the Fathers, Darryl Harris is the author of six historical novels—the Light & Truth series (The Field Is White, The Gathering, The Nauvoo Years, The Mormon Battalion, and The Journey Home), and Abby’s Crossing. Darryl spent his childhood in southeast Idaho, served a mission to South Korea, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications, with an emphasis in advertising and public relations.
In 1972, Darryl founded Harris Publishing, Inc., which today publishes several national magazines, including SnoWest, Houseboat, Pontoon & Deck Boat, Great Lakes Boating, Dirt Toys, Diesel Tech, Potato Grower, The Sugar Producer, and Idaho Falls Magazine. The firm also owns Falls Printing.
Darryl is married to the former Christine Sorensen. They have five children and nineteen grandchildren. Darryl and Christine presided over the Korea Seoul Mission from 1997 to 2000. Currently, the couple makes their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.