The Invincible Heart
Lithuania amazed the world when it stood up against the great might of the Soviet Union and won its independence during the twentieth century. A revolutionary country with a colorful history, Lithuania defended and preserved its language and culture even as it suffered relentless transformations by external forces. The country was changed from an empire extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea into a nation that vanished from the maps of Europe under the iron rule of Russia. With exceptional courage her people fought back and eventually claimed their independence. Today Lithuania is recognized as an equal partner among the world's nations. The young Lithuanian in this story epitomizes the steadfast character and life-sustaining values of the heart of her homeland. This stirring historical novel is based on the true story of a girl and her country on the road to freedom. It is a story of perseverance, compassion, loyalty, determination, and love for a country that for several hundred years existed only in the hearts of its people. This is a story of the invincible heart.
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