No Greater Love

A Powerful novel of compassion, humanity and courage during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. A group of contemplative Orthodox sisters in a remote monastery on a mountaintop in Thessaly look after a downed British fighter pilot and a group of refugee Jewish children.
A dashing young British pilot is shot down by one of the Luftwaffe’s formidable Messerschmitt Bf109s while in combat over Greece during World War II. He finds himself in the grounds of a monastery, high up on the Meteora in Thessaly.
The strict Orthodox Sisters, whose lives were centred on prayer and meditation, find themselves in a quandary, having this wounded airman among them.
Life in the monastery is further disrupted by the arrival of twelve Jewish children, requiring refuge from the relentless pursuit of Hitler’s Wehrmacht soldiers.
The story unfolds with their ingenious methods of survival as they desperately try to protect all they hold dear.
Loyalty, love and devotion are severely challenged against the backdrop of the horrors and tragedies of war-torn Greece.


About the author

Heather Withers
Heather Lorna Withers was born in South Africa. However, she spent her childhood in the delightful country known as Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. She trained as…
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