Author Leann Harris & Forgiving the Unforgivable

Leann Harris

My guest today is Love Inspired author Leann Harris. She is offering two copies of her latest independent book The Last Truth. Please remember to leave a comment to enter the drawing. Here’s Leann:

“How can you forgive the unforgivable? The heroine of my newest book, The Last Truth has to travel that road.

During WWII

During WWII Churchill set up Special Operations Executive to send spies into occupied Europe to help fight against the Nazis. The spies–both men and women–were dropped into an occupied country to work with the local resistance and contact London with their information. When I learned about SOE, a story started to rumble around in my head.

Corrie Ten Boom

Then I read about Corrie Ten Boom speaking in a German church about forgiveness. One of the camp guards who had participated in the horrors where she was imprisoned walked up to the front of the church after the service and asked for forgiveness. She had to put into action what she’d just preached about.

Those threads came together thus was born the story The Last Truth.

The Story

My heroine Linette Van Linder’s family is betrayed by her fiancé to the Nazis for hiding her father’s Jewish partner. Linette escapes and runs into an American reporter. The only way Michael St. John can get Linette out of Amsterdam is to marry her to get the visa. She joins the SOE and he the US Army. Thus begins Linette’s and Michael’s journey through the war.

After the war, Linette tells herself she wants justice for the dead, but does she want justice or revenge on the man who turned her family in?”–Leann

Last Truth

To purchase, click here. The Last Truth

This sounds like a book that asks the hard questions. Remember to leave a comment to enter the drawing for one of the 2 copies of The Last Truth. You can request whether you want and ebook for print.

QUESTION: What’s the hardest part of forgiving–Lyn

 

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13 Responses to Author Leann Harris & Forgiving the Unforgivable

  1. Sonja says:

    Love Corrie Ten Boom and really enjoy reading about WWII in historical fiction or non-fiction. My mother experienced some hard times in WWII in Germany, and am so happy to have all these stories written. Very precious to me.

  2. Brittany McEuen says:

    Leann, your book sounds very interesting. I am always intrigued by those stories where the hero and heroine have to work together in an uncomfortable situation, such as a marriage of convenience, and then feelings grow.

    Hardest part of forgiveness…well I think it is that you are not necessarily going to have any good thing reciprocated. I had to forgive someone who had treated me and my family very badly years ago and forgiving was hard. I finally had to realize that it was always going to be all on my side…nothing from hers. Things are better now, but not as they were. But, my heart is light about it and the hurt is no longer there.

  3. June says:

    One hard part of forgiveness comes with judgement. Are they really sorry? The thing is God is the judge, not us. As far as asking for forgiveness, sometimes we don’t think we did anything wrong. We are too busy placing blame on others to realize that we have need of asking for forgiveness. I think war involvement is one of the hardest things to forgive and be forgiven for. This story sounds great.

  4. Melanie Backus says:

    You sometimes have to dig deep to forgive. Hurt feelings, crushed pride…..it is tough! Turning it over to God in prayer makes a huge difference. With God’s help, time heals.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  5. Janine S. says:

    The hardest part about forgiveness is actually doing it. It is so easy to say that we forgive someone, but when it comes to the moment of actually doing it, that is where the struggle is. To get past the hurt, anger, feeling of betrayal and so much more that is the moment that one struggles the most. But oh the freedom that comes from truly forgiving is such a blessing and relief. To no longer having those negative feelings hanging over ones head is a huge sigh of relief. Nothing is unforgivable, but some things seem harder to forgive than other things. I love the story of Corrie Ten Boon.

  6. Britney Adams says:

    The Last Truth sounds like a powerful story! I think letting go of the hurt, anger, or other emotions is a hard part of forgiveness.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  7. Leann Harris says:

    Lyn, Thanks for having me today. It’s always fun to interact with your readers.