The Baker’s Legacy by D.P. Cornelius

The Aftermath Of War

The Baker’s Legacy by D. P. Cornelius is a Christian historical novel set in Berlin in 1945. It is the second book in the series and can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read book one but I think it would have been helpful to do so as I was unable to track character progression.

The aftermath of war is portrayed from various points of view. We follow the daughter of a local baker, a former Nazi and a young Pole. Each has had a different experience and view of war and peace.

God redeems lives. It is a joyful thing to watch especially when those who have practiced evil, turn from their ways and know God.

When the Russians marched into Berlin, it was a terrible thing for the female population. We witness much cruelty and acts of depravity as the soldiers force themselves on the women of Berlin.

War and its aftermath has hardened hearts. No matter what has been done, we need to forgive or risk bitterness dragging us down.

Every child is a gift from God, no matter what the circumstances of conception. No child is ever a mistake or unwanted in the eyes of God.

A character feels forgotten by God. She is angry with Him but still prays to Him. God wants us to bring our emotions to Him so that He can help us heal.

The Baker’s Legacy showed the end of the war and peace from the German point of view. It was interesting and a refreshing change to see a different take on familiar events.

I received a free copy from Just Read Tours. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


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The Baker's Legacy

Title: The Baker’s Legacy

Author: D. P. Cornelius

Publisher: independently published

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Genre: Middle Grade / Young Adult Historical Fiction

Teen-aged Resistance fighter Liddy has persevered, going toe-to-toe with Nazi officer Keppler. Living out her faith has helped save the Mittendorf family bakery in Berlin.

But now, as WW II is winding down, the city is under siege by the Russians, and the family’s very survival lies in the balance.

The final invasion brings with it an unthinkable atrocity forced upon Liddy. With mounting misfortunes, she questions not only the viability of an unwanted pregnancy, but also her once strong faith.

Meanwhile, Liddy’s sweetheart and fellow Resistance warrior, Marek, who was snatched away from her by the Nazis, has been longing to reunite. Escaping from a gruesome work camp, he strives mightily to find Liddy, but time and again is re-buffed.

The end of the war brings hardship to all. But out of nowhere, the redeemed Keppler, imprisoned in a POW camp, comes back in a most startling way.

Sequel to The Baker’s Daughter, Illumination Award Winner.

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Douglas Cornelius

Illumination and Moonbeam award-winning author Doug Cornelius hails from the Twin Cities, MN. He began writing after careers at Target, Ameriprise, and 3M. A Cornell University graduate, his hope is to reveal the lives of impactful Christian figures through story, rather than biography. Doug has been married for 45 years and has two children, three grandchildren, cat Selah, and new puppy Scout.

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8 thoughts on “The Baker’s Legacy by D.P. Cornelius

  1. Sounds like a great book for my granddaughter to read and enjoy and me too! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

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