Chasing Shadows

Book Cover: Chasing Shadows

A story of three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence.

Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life and death?

Lena’s daughter Ans has recently moved to the bustling city of Leiden, filled with romantic notions of a new job and a young Dutch police officer. But when she is drawn into Resistance work, her idealism collides with the dangerous reality that comes with fighting the enemy.

Miriam is a young Jewish violinist who immigrated for the safety she thought Holland would offer. She finds love in her new country, but as her family settles in Leiden, the events that follow will test them in ways she could never have imagined.

The Nazi invasion propels these women onto paths that cross in unexpected, sometimes-heartbreaking ways. Yet the story that unfolds illuminates the surprising endurance of the human spirit and the power of faith and love to carry us through.


  1. I love your books. Especially fond of stand alone novels. Paperback preferred. Was excited to see this latest novel available now in paperback format which I have ordered through My copy will be available for pickup at my preferred store by Thursday, May 10th. Very wonderful indeed. Please keep them coming. I have several of my most favourites tucked away to enjoy reading again.. and again. Thank you. God Bless.

  2. I didn’t think Lynn Austin’s stories could get any better. Then I read Chasing Shadows. Austin tells a WWII story we must never forget in a fresh way. Evil is real. People make choices. Faith is a source of courage in very dark times. Read of ordinary people who did their part in the Dutch Resistance to keep neighbors, friends and strangers alive. Lynn Austin, thank you for telling another story in your masterful way.

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