If home is truly where the heart is, then home to the Vaal family was always about being together. In Find A Way Home, Michael Vaal captures the emotion, longing and fear of his devoted family separated by the perils of war. Franciscus and Maria Vaal had already lived through one war and years of enemy occupation, and were united in their determination to keep their family together in the uncertain days of World War II. Michael was only an infant when Maria packed up the couple's five young boys and set off from war-torn Belgium to join Franciscus, who was desperately fighting for the Belgian Army alongside the Allies in the final stronghold of France. Neither Maria nor Franciscus could have foreseen the chaos into which their family's lives would be flung. Told with humor, poignancy and loving appreciation for the lessons he learned from within the heart of his family, Michael's story reminds us all of the true meaning of home.
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About the Author
In his first non-fiction book, Michael Vaal recounts the dramatic story of his family's enduring quest for survival in World War II Belgium. Currently residing in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife, Cynthia, Michael retired from a successful financial consulting business in Manchester, New Hampshire--the state that the Vaal family called home post-World War II, and the community in which Michael and Cynthia raised their own three children. Future plans include a second book about the valiant efforts of the members of Belgium and Holland's underground "White Brigade" of World War II.