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By Caroline VanTongeren Mertens

The Dekkers are a Dutch relations transplanted from the Netherlands into the maturing tradition of the Dutch East Indies, and the rustic transforms them - as they assist effect the rustic. Pieter Dekker is a guy of braveness and impact in his occupation of leader Commissioner of Police for Batavia (later, Jakarta), the headquarters of all 17,000 islands within the verdant Dutch-ruled nation. 

His eldest daughter, Diny Dekker, a tenacious, positive woman, matures in the course of a innovative time. Her coming-of-age blossoms through the moment international conflict whereas within the Netherlands. The conflict shatters the Dekker kin, isolating them,but their hearts and spirits stay united. 

Diny faces the dying of family, and areas her belief in God. Her tale weaves the narrative of a existence not at peace, and she or he needs to come to a decision even if to come back to the Indies. Can she locate the paradise she as soon as experienced? 

As a lot because the social surroundings of the Dutch East Indies swirls and alterations in Diny's lifetime, so too do her personal own attitudes approximately existence and love. As she traverses 3 continents, Diny's religion, forgiveness, and hope for redemption could have the reader cheering for her each one step of ways. this can be the tale of demanding situations and triumphs of a kinfolk traversing the Thirties and past, a story of survival, desire, and redemption. 
Caroline VanTongeren Mertens' debut paintings is a brand new addition to the nice historic memoir culture alongside the traces of authors comparable to Corrie ten Boom,Anne Frank, Louis Zamperini, Amy Tan, and Frank McCourt.


"...a wealthy, gorgeous representation of a trip of faith..."
"I might shut my eyes and imagine the pictures completely as if I had obvious images - i used to be misplaced within the pages of this eloquently defined global that Mertens has made come alive via her impressive expertise! and that i completely fell in love with Diny, instantly connecting along with her sweetness and tenacity,her spunk and strength."

"A paintings of grace and beauty, In these different Lands will motivate, problem, and contact your center deeply. Mertens communicates what it appears like to strive against with religion in tough instances in addition to mundane instances via Diny's tale, exhibiting us the ordinariness of that fight in addition to the quiet glory of God's pursuit of us."

"Diny's religion is significant - you will not be a similar after encountering this lady and her grace-filled story."
"This publication is not just a memoir spanning numerous lifetimes, yet an exceptional testimonial for religion in God and in perseverance opposed to overwhelming odds in conflict, in quite a few environments and in everyday life." Harvey Stanbrough, specialist novelist, brief tale author, and poet

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