Tolsma crafts strong characters and easy-to-visualize scenes. The inherent danger of the Nazi occupation is apparent. Relevant biblical connections remind the reader that God is always in control, no matter how dire the situation may seem. Tolsma’s story is a way to remember the past and those who gave their lives for freedom. A German and Dutch glossary is included.

Cornelia de Vries lost her husband to the war and has vowed to protect her brother from the same fate at the hands of the Nazis. She reluctantly takes in Gerrit Laninga, who is injured after surviving an attempted execution. Though she fears the consequences of hiding Gerrit, she knows it is the Christian thing to do. Cornelia believes God will protect them, and she agrees to help Gerrit in the Resistance. Can she survive long enough to have a second chance at love? (THOMAS NELSON, Aug., 336 pp., $15.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee