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Cherry Blossoms in the Storm
     

Cherry Blossoms in the Storm

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by Gail Kaku
 

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AN EXHILARATING SAGA OF A JAPANESE AMERICAN FAMILY DURING WWII. Three brothers find their lives turned upside down when they are caught in the cataclysm of war. Eldest brother, Akira Omura, is stranded in Japan and forced to fight against the country of his birth. Complicating matters is a love triangle with Akira, his beautiful fiancée, and two other men. In America,

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AN EXHILARATING SAGA OF A JAPANESE AMERICAN FAMILY DURING WWII. Three brothers find their lives turned upside down when they are caught in the cataclysm of war. Eldest brother, Akira Omura, is stranded in Japan and forced to fight against the country of his birth. Complicating matters is a love triangle with Akira, his beautiful fiancée, and two other men. In America, wartime hysteria sends younger brothers Tad and Danny to internment camps. They traverse oceans and even wider chasms of prejudice, hatred, and separation from loved ones, risking their lives to seek freedom and hope for the future. Book trailer: majesty.org/cb

Editorial Reviews

Best-selling Author - Daniel A. Brown, PhD
War, injustice, circumstances and conflicted relationships, push Akira, Tad and Danny in different directions. While global powers and chance seem to toss the Omura brothers about like leaves in the wind, another power--of redemption and forgiveness--finds them and offers choices fate cannot affect. Almost from the first few pages, you'll want to find out what happens to the brothers.
ACFW - Sarah Hamaker, Award-winning author
An intriguing story of love, loss, and loyalty amidst the backdrop of WW2. Within the fictionalized story of three Japanese-American brothers, the novel shines light on one of America's darkest times--the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans in internment camps. The feelings and actions of this family are captured so vividly and you will be captivated. A must-read for anyone interested in WW2 fiction, family dramas, or historical romance.
Former internee at the Tule Lake - Sadie Yamashita Hutton
This novel addresses the struggles three brothers had regarding their conflicted feelings about who they really were; were they Japanese or Americans. Eldest brother Akira is trapped in Japan and had the most difficult task to overcome his true identity when war broke out. He never rejected his American upbringing and was forced to fight against his birth country. His internal struggle turned out to be a constant problem. The story illuminates the time in history and is entertaining.
Belgium - Paul Tabe
A fascinating story of the turbulent times during WW2 with two parallel tales told at the same time. With an accurate historical background, it illustrates the sorrows and horrors of war but with a joyful and optimistic outcome.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150979956
Publisher:
Majesty House
Publication date:
09/22/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
File size:
520 KB

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Cherry Blossoms in the Storm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HFFan More than 1 year ago
A riveting story, Cherry Blossoms in the Storm skillfully weaves the grim circumstances faced by three World War II-era Japanese-American brothers into a compelling read. Each brother is a strongly-drawn character who confronts unique and difficult choices that test his Christian faith. I highly recommend this novel for entertainment, inspiration, and vivid portrayals of life in U.S. internment camps, the Japanese-American battalion of the U.S. army, and wartime Japan.
MercedesM More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. As a person unfamiliar with the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII, it was really insightful. The narrative was very descriptive, holding your attention and engaging you emotionally in such a way that you really became connected to the storyline and the characters. I feel like I've come away better understanding what Japanese Americans went through during that time, as well as enjoying a great book, full of twisting plots, romance, and attention to historical details. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cherry Blossoms in the Snow is eye-opening, insightful, and an accurate depiction of what Japanese-Americans were forced to endure during WWII on U.S. soil. The characters were believable, and the Omura brothers story captivated and held my attention from the opening scene. Akira, the eldest, is teaching in Japan when Pearl Harbor is bombed. Unable to flee the country, he lives in fear of the authorities discovering his American Citizenship and his Christian faith. Following Akira’s journey to serve God in wartime Japan when Christianity is forbidden, was awaking. Cherry Blossoms in the Snow (based on true events) offers a glimpse into secretive worship gatherings and the struggle Christians endured to serve Jesus. Akira wasn’t the only brother having a difficult time. Back in the U.S., bothers Tad and Danny are living the American dream. Then news of war brakes out and their once peaceful surroundings turns violent as accusations of National loyalty are made. Victims of community out lash and hated because of their race, the Omura family become targets. The FBI uproots them from their home, they are interrogated, and placed into internment camps where entire families are forced to live in a horse stall. Tad eventually joins the military to show support for the U.S.A. while his younger brother, Danny, outraged by how Japanese-Americans are being treated, joins the resisters. I won’t give away the details, but what this family endured was heartbreaking and will live on in my memory. I was appalled by how easily American Citizenship—freedom—could be stripped. Cherry Blossoms in the Snow is a must read for its startling truth, gripping forgiveness, and its depiction of courage and strength to stand on faith in Christ even when it might mean dying for their beliefs. Bravo, Authors Robert and Gail Kaku!