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Posted January 31, 2014
This has been one of the most intriguing mysteries that I have read in a long time. The authors have you going from the presence to the past and then molding the suspense in the present. I am hoping there can be a sequel to it. The ending left me wanting more. Great story line with enough suspense to keep you wanting to read more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2013
It is one thing to read a suspense novel that tells the tale and when you have reached the end, you are finished with the book. Not so with Stolen Legacy. The characters, the settings (present and past), and most of all the ethics portrayed stay with you long after you read the last page.
Eva may be a federal agent, but she is also a wife, a mom, a daughter, and as we get to know her in this book, a granddaughter. Her family is of utmost importance to her and when she has reason to be concerned about her grandfather's safety, her training as a federal agent crosses from her professional life into her private life.
The Munsons have told the story of the Dutch Resistance in WWII through the eyes of Eva's grandfather, Grandpa Marty, as written in his journals when he was a young man. We read of those who laid their lives on the line daily in order to protect their Jewish neighbors from the invading German military. And we see how choices made decades ago play out generations later.
This is a book about heritage and identity and, yes, legacy. It is about living in an honorable way among those who do not . It is about standing up for what is right when that position could cost you your own life. And it is about love that spans the years -- familial love, brotherly love, romantic love, and ultimately God's love.
I would recommend this novel as a supplement to young people who are studying WWII. This will bring the history out of the text books and into their hearts. However, that does not mean that this book is written on an adolescent level, because it is not. It is worthy of being read by all of us to remind of what has happened in the past and give us vision for the future. As we read about the hope of those who struggled in the Netherlands and how their choices then determined their future years, we can take that message into our own lives and make choices today that may not be comfortable or convenient but will leave a legacy for generations to come.
(I received a complimentary copy of Stolen Legacy with the option to review it. I received no compensation for this review.)