What I’m Reading: Of Windmills and War

I saw this book repeatedly over the last year as a book that was recommended for me.  I bypassed it and bypassed it.  I really don’t know why.  I think partly because I noticed it was a trilogy.  Sometimes I don’t like getting sucked into trilogies.  I feel like the first book is always awesome and the next books..are well, just sequels and not as awesome.  I finally gave  Of Windmills and War by Diane Moody a try.

Of Windmills and War (The War Trilogy - Book 1) by [Diane Moody]I ended up loving the book.  I had several blog readers who had recommended it to me and it was the perfect book to recommend.   A few of the things that happened were a little more coincidental they I thought would likely happen but hey, I’m willing to go with it.

Here is what Amazon has to say:
The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England.

Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler’s troops invaded her homeland of Holland in May of 1940. Forced to grow up much too fast, the feisty preacher’s daughter eagerly immersed herself in the Dutch Resistance and its many efforts to thwart the enemy. Certain that God had turned His back on Holland, she closed her heart and did whatever she had to do to save her country before it was too late.

By 1945, the people of Occupied Holland were starving. Cut off from the outside world in retaliation for their failed attempt to oust the Germans invaders, the Dutch had no food, no electricity, no fuel, and little hope of surviving. Thousands were dying every day. Then, just days before the war ended, help came to The Netherlands like manna from heaven.

Operation Chowhound held special meaning for Lieutenant Danny McClain. Somewhere below in the battered land of tulips and windmills was the girl who needed rescuing–after rescuing so many others. And he would move heaven and earth to find her.

Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars.  I would give it 4.4 stars…It was good.  From the start I’ve known that this was a trilogy.  I had hoped that I would love this book and happily go on to listen to the other two books and I can say, I will.  This book is free with Kindle Unlimited.  If you are interested in Of Windmills and War, you can find it HERE on Amazon.

Here are the other books of the trilogy….Have any of you read these??  I’d love to hear what you think about the next books.

Beyond the Shadow of War
Beyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy - Book 2) by [Diane Moody]
From the Ashes of War
From the Ashes of War (The War Trilogy - Book 3) by [Diane Moody]

3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Of Windmills and War

  1. Judith Fairchild

    Interesting to read what you said and what Amazon’s blurb said. I like trilogies that carry on a good story. I hope you have gotten your hands on a good series

  2. Kate

    I also read this book and thought it was great! I need to check out the author’s other books. Have a great weekend and hope you get to see grandbabies.

  3. Deb

    I got this book on Kindle Unlimited and read it over the past 2 days. Good story. I’ve also borrowed the 2nd & 3rd book of the series. Thanks for your reading recommendations — I often take your suggestions!!

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