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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping portrait of war and its aftermath from bestselling author Lynn Austin, a young woman searches for the truth her childhood friend won’t discuss after returning from World War II, revealing a story of courage, friendship, and faith.

Peggy Serrano couldn’t wait for her best friend to come home from the war. But the Jimmy Barnett who returns is much different from the Jimmy who left, changed so drastically by his experience as a medic in Europe that he can barely function. When he attempts the unthinkable, his parents check him into the VA hospital. Peggy determines to help the Barnetts unravel what might have happened to send their son over the edge. She starts by contacting Jimmy’s war buddies, trying to identify the mysterious woman in the photo they find in Jimmy’s belongings.

Seven years earlier, sensing the rising tide against her people, Gisela Wolff and her family flee Germany aboard the passenger ship St. Louis, bound for Havana, Cuba. Gisela meets Sam Shapiro on board and the two fall quickly in love. But the ship is denied safe harbor and sent back to Europe. Thus begins Gisela’s perilous journey of exile and survival, made possible only by the kindness and courage of a series of strangers she meets along the way, including one man who will change the course of her life.

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Great read!

Tha narration was really good. I had a hard time putting this down. As always, this author explores each character, giving us depth and understanding.

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Captivating

This is the best Christian fiction I’ve ever read. Highly recommended. It will keep you up at night.

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Wonderful Saga

I loved the story, the performance by Sarah Zimmerman, and most of all, the message of hope and healing through Jesus Christ that it portrays.

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Lynn Austin Never Disappoints!!

I have read/ listened to all of Lynn Austin’s books. This story is so compelling. Narrator is perfect for this book. Worth the credit. Good clean Christian story.

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Absolutely phenomenal! Must read!

This is going into my favorites, so that I will remember to read it again and again. It is really that good.

Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors and Sarah Zimmerman is one if my favorite narrators, making this a phenomenal read.

You will not regret reading this book.....again.....and again.

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Loved the book and the author

This was my first Time reading this author. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

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I have enjoyed most of Lynn Austin's books. This was not one of her best. It failed to hold my interest and I struggled to finish it.

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Austin’s Best!

God had gifted this author with such wisdom and depth of insight to accurately open an historical portal through carefully crafted characters, while making hope placed in God as the portal key.

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Loved the story

I loved the story as usual with Lynn Austin's stories. I like the way she interweaves the gospel and the characters' faith in an authentic way, and deals with the hard questions realistically. Highly recommend.
I don't love the narrator's voice -- I find the rhythm of her reading a bit dramatic and annoying. But that's probably just my preference.

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Best of the best!

I love this author and have read most of her books, but I have to say this one has definitely been my favorite so far. The storyline flows and draws you in. It isn’t repetitive or lacking in detail. Narrator was also wonderful. I get weary with Christian books that are predictable, unrealistic and lack plot. Lynn Austin creates stories that are relatable and address the realities of life without compromising truth.

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Another Amazing Read

Another amazing, intricate and thought provoking story. Highly recommended!! Thanks so much for another great read Lynn, you’re my very VERY favourite author!

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