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Of Windmills and War Audiobook

Of Windmills and War

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The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around afterschool jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs' chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. In a few years, Danny found himself in the copilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England.

Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler's troops invaded her homeland of Holland in May of 1940. Forced to grow up much too fast, the feisty preacher's daughter eagerly immersed herself in the Dutch Resistance. Certain that God had turned his back on Holland, she did whatever she had to do to save her country before it was too late.

By 1945 the people of occupied Holland were starving. Thousands were dying every day. Then, just days before the war ended, help came to the Netherlands like manna from heaven.

Operation Chowhound held special meaning for Lieutenant Danny McClain. Somewhere below, in the battered land of tulips and windmills, was the girl who needed rescuing, and he would move heaven and earth to find her.

©2012 Diane Moody (P)2016 Tantor

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    "Fabulous book"

    This will always remain in my top ten books. The storyline & characters were superb. I have a long commute to work and bought the audio book - it was difficult to get out of the jeep once I reached the office and the same on the reverse trip. Only wish there was a book #2.

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    "I liked it a lot until the sap started to flow"

    The first half was interesting. The second half was like a made for tv movie on the Christian channel. So sappy.

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    "A little light and fluffy for this era."

    I finished it but only because I paid for it. It was actually a bit like a war novel for ladies who lunch.

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    "Refreshing, enjoyable read!"

    It is a great storyline that brings the reader/listener to the battlefields of Holland. The fact that the whole story was told without resorting to lewd descriptions or foul language was very refreshing and gave the story a greater feel of honesty.

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