It is 1940 in the Netherlands, and nineteen-year-old Jenny DeHaan is determined to live her life outside the confines of the family farm. When accepted to a prominent university, she sets out on the road to independence. While in school, she develops a bond with Marten Demeester, a Jewish student who shares her goal of becoming a pediatrician. When Hitler breaks his promise and invades their country, everything changes. The peaceful land becomes a battlefield, and the Netherlands quickly falls to the overwhelming German forces. The Nazis, aided by local collaborators, begin a process of arrest, deportation, and extermination of Dutch Jews, with Marten’s family targeted by a powerful Gestapo colonel. The race to save their Jewish neighbors puts Jenny and Marten, now members of the Dutch Resistance, squarely in the crosshairs of the cunning and ruthless Gestapo. Failure could mean death for them and for their families and friends. As the Nazis close in, the pair is forced to make fateful choices. What price are they willing to pay to save others?Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature. Amazon customers who purchase the print version have the option to purchase the Kindle eBook at no charge.
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Stan Poel, after serving in the US Army and completing an advanced degree in blind rehabilitation, devoted his professional career to serving children and veterans with visual impairments. He retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs as Director of Blind Rehabilitation Service. He moved from Washington D.C. to central Texas and concentrated on his love of writing. His first work, Of Souls and Patriots, is a suspense novel focused on the humanity and triumphs of American combat veterans.As a descendent of Dutch immigrants, Stan had a life-long interest in the Dutch resistance to Nazi aggression. After extensive research, he now presents Remnants. This powerful story brings to life the experiences of the victims of Nazi aggression, and it portrays the courage and compassion of those who protected their Jewish neighbors.The 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards honored Remnants with a Bronze Medal in the category: Best Regional Fiction – Europe. See his updated website: https://stanpoel.com/