About the book: A stranger's life hangs in the balance. But to save him is to risk everything.
The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she's endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding.
When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia's doorstep, their lives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences of harboring a wanted man, Cornelia's faith won't let her turn him out.
As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she is drawn to his fierce passion and ideals, and notices a shift within herself. Gerrit's intensity challenges her, making her want to live fully, despite the fear that constrains her. When the opportunity to join him in the Resistance presents itself, Cornelia must summon every ounce of courage imaginable.
She is as terrified of loving Gerrit as she is of losing him. But as the winter landscape thaws, so too does her heart. Will she get a second chance at true love? She fears their story will end before it even begins.
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This was a very intense book. It gave a very good glimpse of what it would have been like to live in the Nazi occupied Netherlands during WWII. The writing was wonderful and so were the characters. They were all very endearing, Cornelia is trying to keep her brother, Johan, safe from the Nazi's, but he brings an injured resistance worker to her. She has to enlist the help of their sister, Anki, whose husband is against any resistance. The longer Cornelia and Gerrit are together the closer they become. Will they get to have a happy ending? Liz did such a good job that I felt I knew the characters and I felt their pain and suffering. This is a story that is fiction, but is based on a real life situation. Great job Liz with the writing and research that went into this book, you did a great job. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in WWII, but really, anyone could enjoy this endearing, romantic book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Meet the author: Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, their son, and their two daughters. Add a dog and a cat to that mix and there's always something going on at their house. She's spent time teaching second grade, writing advertising for a real estate company, and working as a church secretary, but she always dreamed of becoming an author.
She'd love to have you visit her at www.liztolsma.com.
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