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It happens in the chill of a September night, 1939: Their small Polish village is raided, burned to the ground. Anna, a devoutly Catholic teenager, watches as her friend is shot, as her father is dragged off for conscription in the German army.

Szymon, the young village priest, stands silently with his parishioners as their church is ransacked and torched. Anna clings to him - her dear friend and confidant - and by some luck, the Germans spare them.

Five Septembers later, Anna and Szymon still cling together, now amid the turmoil of war. Though Anna dreads her engagement to a local ruffian and Szymon fears for his father's life back home, the two find solace in their friendship.

But when the Soviet army comes to "liberate" them, Anna endures an unspeakable atrocity and Szymon suffers his own tragedy. Now bound even more tightly by the sorrows they carry, they face a choice: honor the vows they've made to others or risk everything for the chance at salvation in each other.

©2016 Felicity Goodrich (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great work

Started out a little depressing, but those tumultuous WWII days were ugly anyway. I noted one review wanted more dramatic descriptions of the horrors the Poles experienced but after reading as many Petra Durst-Benning books as I have, I welcomed not reading of them again. I was pleased with the ending. It is an interesting and sweet love story.

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First audible book I have not finished!

What would have made The Vow better?

As stated in a previous review, the performance is terrible. Perhaps the story could be better with a different storyteller but I am not convinced.

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I should have just read it

The story is good enough to keep my attention but the performance is awful. The voices sound too similar and is this in Poland or the Midwest? There are some attempts at a Polish accent that sound awful but most of the characters sound American. I think they should have had someone else do the narrating. It almost ruined the story for me.

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War Torn Survival and Commitment

Two lovely souls move through loss and heart aches brought on by WWII in Poland to find a new life filled with love and commitment

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romantic

I loved this novel. It is a very innocent story yet romantic. I'm glad I picked this book up. 😊
The narrator made the novel much more interesting.

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too wordy

interesting to a point. author must have had thesaurus handy.
ending doesn't follow rest of storyline. too graphic.

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