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Publisher's Summary

For fans of best-selling WWII fiction comes a powerful novel from Lynn Austin about three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence. 

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.

©2021 Lynn Austin (P)2021 Recorded Books

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EXCELLENT!l

I was so caught up in the story that I found myself praying for the characters!

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Among the Best

Lynn Austin has surely been blessed. Her books are consistently among the best written books in print. Chasing Shadows is no exception. Chasing Shadows takes place in Holland during WWII. I listened to the audio version of the book. Stina Nielsen gave an amazing performance with her narration. I was sorry for this book to end. It's that good.

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Awesome !!!!

Loved this book. Narrator is the one of the best. Worth the credit. Lynn Austin's books never dissapoint.

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Amazing narration of a fabulous story!

Kudos to Stina Nielsen who did an amazing job narrating this audiobook edition!! WOW! Her pronunciation of the Dutch words were spot on and that is not an easy task!! This is the first narrator I have encountered that was able to accomplish this. The story was amazing and the spiritual themes woven throughout were so encouraging!! I always love Lynn Austin's books and Nielsen just made this all the more enjoyable!! Highly recommend this book!!

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Too Depressing

I got through 20 chapters of this story. Although Lynn Austin is usually very good, this story was too depressing, and it’s lighter moments were either unrealistic or contained a lot of preaching The preaching seemed to try to minimize the horror that the characters naturally felt, vs inspire hope. I decided to return it rather than endure more of the same.

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It is good to hear a story without cursing
the store was farfetched in that everyone cam
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Not a must read

I’m going to have to return this book. I’ve started it over so many times and just can’t get into it. I’m not sure why because Lynn Austin is one of my very favorite authors, and WWII is my favorite subject.

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Did not disappoint.

I was so excited when I saw that Lynn Austin had a new book coming out. I've lostved every one of the many I've read.
This book was spectacular. The reader is outstanding. There were times I had to walk away from it because of the intense subject matter. I hated the ugliness of the the history this covers. Lynn went just far enough with the story to give a true representation of the times without allowing the horror to be overwhelming.
The characters learn and grow, teaching many lessons to the reader/listener throughout the book. Lynn always includes wonderful spiritual truths without being preachy.
I was begging her throughout the story to let there be a happy ending. I needed to keep a tissue nearby to handle the strong emotions that were stirred.
Lynn does detailed research for her books and it was obvious in this one. Magnificent read.

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A New Favorite

This book is one of my very favorites. I loved every minute of it. Very moving insight into life during WWII in the Netherlands.

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Excellent Book ! Must Read

I think this is Lynn Austin’s best book ever. The characters come alive with the great narrator. I learned a lot about the horrors of the Nazi regime while seeing God’s grace in the lives of the fictional characters in this story.