Freeing Shadows by: L.L. Kombe A wonderfully written novel based in war-torn times in the 1940-1950s. The characters are versatile, complex and really hold their own. Catherine's tumultuous journey from a 15 year-old to a famous ballerina is so intricately depicted in this story. A very satisfying read. -Amazon Customer 9.99 - BUY BOOK

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Freeing Shadows

Book Synopsis

In the crossfire of war, five lives intersect, and allegiances are no longer unconditional. Following a car accident with Kurt, her fiancé, Rita finds his wallet and discovers the folded drawing of a woman bearing a striking resemblance to her – a small clue that leads her to France to find “Marie.” Catherine, prima ballerina at the Paris Opera Ballet, is on her way to international fame. Sole survivor after months of hiding with her family in an underground cave in Rouen, she remains hostage to the past.



Luke, her estranged husband and member of the clandestine Jedburgh operations, suspects her involvement in disclosing the hiding place and struggles with his personal failure to save her family. In the small town of Chantilly, Friedrich, ex-German SS Commander, remains in hiding and wrestles with his ambivalence towards Catherine and her family. Five people haunted by intertwined shadows. Will past horrors ever set them free?

About author
Lucia Lee Kombe

L.L. Kombe manages her life between Canada and Tanzania, where she runs an African Safari touring company with her husband. When not organizing breathtaking, customized trips across the Serengeti for world travellers, she reads, writes, and travels with her husband and 8-month-old daughter whenever possible. This is her first novel.

"''Justice only fails when we fail to imagine that it is possible. But like so many things, it depends not only on imaginings but on what we do.'' "
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