Of Windmills & War

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

Of Windmills and War Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Of Windmills and War

    • By: Diane Moody
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it a lot until the sap started to flow

    • By L. Wolfe on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Beyond the Shadow of War

    • By: Diane Moody
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    When the war finally ended in May 1945, Lieutenant Danny McClain made good on his promise to come back for Anya in Holland. He expected her to put up a fight but instead found her exhausted and utterly broken. Maybe it was unfair, asking her to marry him when she was so vulnerable. But this much he knew: He would spend a lifetime helping to make her whole again. The war had taken everything from Anya - her family, her friends, her home, her faith. She clung to the walls she'd fortressed around her heart, but what future did she have apart from Danny?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story!

    • By Rusti on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99