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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.
What a beautiful story! Set in WWII with amazing characters and a fantastic plotline. Gerrit Laninga is about to be executed, he is ready to die. The gun goes off but the shot doesn't kill him, it leaves him seriously wounded. Cornelia de Vries lost her husband on their wedding night during the German invasion of the Netherlands. She's hiding her younger brother in her home and despite the danger they decide to nurse Gerrit back to health.
Romantic feelings between Cornelia and Gerrit cause each to face their fears. With the war raging on life was a challenge and some days brought events that were difficult to handle. The fact that this was based on a true story made it even better!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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.