Lady Ruth Bromfield: She escaped Nazi Persecution as a child, and then grew to become an inspirational leader is a historical fiction/inspirational/romance novel by Gordon Smith.
1935. Hitler’s Nazi’s are firmly in control in Germany and the persecution of the Jews has begun in earnest. In this desperate time of uncertainty an unmarried Jewish woman gives birth to a daughter, whom she names Ruth.
But as the clouds of war gather, and it seems that Europe will once more be engulfed in conflict, Ruth’s mother makes the heart-wrenching decision to send her to safety on one of the ‘Kindertransport’ trains.
Arriving in England, Ruth is housed with a priest who raises her in the Christian faith, but also recognises her Jewish ancestry and so employs help to also raise her according to Jewish traditions.
It soon becomes apparent that Ruth is a very special child and has the ability to build bridges between people of different backgrounds, even at an early age.
From Nazi Germany to England and then to Australia, Ruth overcomes religious and ethnic intolerance and becomes an engineer on the Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Project, defying all the odds.
It is a story of overcoming the brutality of life, of chasing your dreams and of bringing people together. But above all it is a story of hope.
A Word from the Author
Ruth is the young daughter of an unmarried Jewish mother in Germany. Fearing for Ruth’s safety, her mother arranges for the “kinder transport” to take Ruth to England to be raised by an English Priest. Ruth’s mother is shot by the Gestapo just after handing Ruth to the Priest.Complying with Ruth Mother’s request, Ruth is raised as both a Christian and a Jew.
We follow this young child’s world during the time that England is constantly under attack. As she grows into womanhood, she builds confidence between various groups and gains respect from all quarters, even though she is still only a child.
After peace comes, she finishes school and then on to study engineering at university.
Her career takes her to Australia to work on the Snowy River Hydro Electric project where she meets her future husband. They return to England and marry, but the marriage is short-lived, so Ruth finds employment with an Engineering Company in Australia. Shortly after meeting and marrying her new husband, Ruth is catapulted into the upper management of the multinational company where she introduces major reforms.
The company she becomes president of actually belongs to Ruths Family and the profits are all used to run a charitable trust.
In her dual role, she is able to develop a massive project over several countries that will raise the standard of living for millions of starving downtrodden families. She also develops a simple but effective program to eliminate ethnic and religious divisions.
Lady Ruth Bromfield is a truly inspirational story.
(Gordon Smith, April 2017)