Author: Sarah Sundin
Release Date: February 7, 2023
Sundin does it yet again with a fantastic story that brings little known parts of World War II history to light!
As the Germans march into Denmark, not a single shot is fired in opposition. But those that have opposing views of the Germans know they must get out before it’s too late. Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt uses his rowing skills to row his friend Svend to neutral Sweden before the Germans can arrest him. Henrik is propositioned with an opportunity to work against the Germans, but to do so will require him to give up his life of nobility and his identity.
Dr. Else Jensen was ecstatic when she received the opportunity to work alongside Niels Bohr at is institute. But when the German occupation begins, she hears rumors of the atrocities committed against Jewish people and those who oppose their views. She hears stories of a legend known as the Havmand, or merman, who swims the sound between Denmark and Sweden to cause disruption and chaos to the Germans. Can Else be as brave as the Havmand and do her part to thwart those causing suffering?
As I’ve come to expect, Sarah Sundin delivers yet another fantastic story set within World War II. This time she has chosen the setting of Copenhagen, Denmark and shines light on its occupation by the Germans. I love how she manages to find the local stories and legends during wartime and bring those to life for her readers. I love the story between Henrik and Else and how they had to overcome personal obstacles to become the people they needed to be. There is an underlying tone of forgiveness throughout this book, especially for Henrik and when he had to overcome to forgive those of his past.
For the first time (at least that I’ve noticed), there are some common characters from other books that make an appearance. You’ll have to hunt to find them, but I hope that there might be more there in the future! Great story!
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.