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In Those Other Lands

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This is the story of triumphs and challenges of a family traversing the 1930s and beyond, a tale of survival and determination, hope and forgiveness. The Dekkers are a Dutch family transplanted from the Netherlands into the maturing culture of the Dutch East Indies, and the country transforms them — as they help influence the country.

Pieter Dekker is a man of courage and
Paperback, 538 pages
Published March 17th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jordan Berta
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It was a very interesting story of how a family overcame many obstacles to provide a new life for their growing family.

Something that made it extra special was the fact that my family has a similar connection between the Netherlands, Indonesia and North America.

As a lover of biographies and family stories coming to life on a the page, I highly recommend In Those Other Lands by Caroline VanTongeren Mertens.
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A native of Southern California, Caroline Mertens moved to Colorado as a teen. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Colorado Christian University in Denver.

Her grandmother's immigration tales of adventure, love, pain, and redemption always provided ample amounts of hope, grace, and literary inspiration, as described in the story line of In Those Other Lands.

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