Step back in time to the 40’s in the Netherlands when World War II is in full swing. A young woman named Hetty didn’t want to merely stay on the sidelines. She wanted to help out the resistance in her county, but not all of her assignments are tame. This historical fiction novel takes you on a journey with Hetty on her different assignments and the assortment of characters that she meets along the way.
I found this novel to be slow going at first. Maybe I’m too old fashioned, but it seemed out of character for Hetty to have an assortment of lovers while her boyfriend could possibly be out there still alive. I get we all have needs. Another thing that stood out to me was something an eight year old character said that to me would be more along the lines of something an older teen might say, but not an eight year old. Over all the book does get better the further you get into the story.
I received a complimentary ARC copy of The Lioness of Leiden by Robert Loewen from Greenleaf Book Group, care of Smith Publicity in exchange for my honest feedback. The views expressed are my own and my own choice.