Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949--Fiction; Israel--History--Declaration of Independence, 1948--Fiction
After a devastating world war, Jews have flocked to the Middle East with the dream of finding safety and security in a land they can call their own. But even as David Ben Gurion declares Israel an independent state, war deepens between the incoming refugees and the surrounding Arab world. During this dangerous time, dear friends and adopted family members of Ephraim and Hannah Daniels continue their fight for Israel.
Living in a refugee camp in Lebanon, Mary Aref Schwartz is stunned to hear that her husband has been killed. But her heart won’t allow her to accept the news, and she decides to travel to Jerusalem in the slim hope that he may have survived. It will be a miracle if she makes it, since all forms of modern transportation have been blocked by the war.
When Arabs overwhelm Jewish forces in the Holy City, Abraham Marshak is captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Trans Jordon. His new wife, Naomi, is desperate to free him. But does she have the strength of will—and the courage—to succeed against tremendous odds?
Wally Berman, Ephraim’s friend from fighter pilot days in Germany, falls in love with an attractive refugee. Together they discover that a brother who was believed dead is in fact alive. If they can reach him in time, will they be able to save him?
Filled with twists, turns, and surprises, A New Dawn, the final volume of the compelling House of Israel series, is a powerful tale of love, faith, and the force of will that lie at the heart of a conflict that continues to this day. [from publisher web site]