Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin is a stand alone story of life in Holland during WWII. This is a fast paced story that is full of action and suspense. The writing is so clear it is easy to get caught up in the story and not want to put it down. This story focuses on the generosity families to help those in need, even at the risk of their own lives. This story also focuses on the faith that was needed to get through. There are many things to like about this story, but the one that stands out to me is the difference between people. Lena’s boyfriend did what he needed to protect himself while her grandfather offered his life to save others. This story is a great reminder of what life was like in Europe during WWII.
I received a complimentary copy of this story from Netgalley and Tyndale House Publishing. This is my honest review.
About the Book
Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life and death?
Lena’s daughter Ans has recently moved to the bustling city of Leiden, filled with romantic notions of a new job and a young Dutch police officer. But when she is drawn into Resistance work, her idealism collides with the dangerous reality that comes with fighting the enemy.
Miriam is a young Jewish violinist who immigrated for the safety she thought Holland would offer. She finds love in her new country, but as her family settles in Leiden, the events that follow will test them in ways she could never have imagined.
The Nazi invasion propels these women onto paths that cross in unexpected, sometimes-heartbreaking ways. Yet the story that unfolds illuminates the surprising endurance of the human spirit and the power of faith and love to carry us through.
About the Author
Lynn Austin is a teacher turned award-winning author who has written over 20 book. Her story Hidden Places was turned into a movie for Hallmark. You can learn more about her and books she has written at:https://lynnaustin.org/