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Summary

Loyalty to family. Trusting instincts. The will to survive. These virtues are deeply embedded in a mature Dutch teenager, Annika Wolter. Her attributes prove useful as she navigates typical coming-of-age insecurities and a blossoming romance with a handsome lieutenant in 1939 Batavia, Java.

Nothing prepares her for the distress of Hitler’s attacks on European countries followed by Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor, toppling her idyllic life in the Dutch East Indies colonial society and separating her from the man she loves. Uplifting events from a true story showcase how determination, nursing basics, and language skills keep a young woman and her mother alive in the worst Japanese internment camp in the Pacific. 

If you admire clever women and unfailing love in a tropical wartime setting, you will be captivated by Sapphire Promise.

©2021 Sally Brandle (P)2021 Sally Brandle

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  • Shan Ray
  • 11-01-22

Great and hearwarming true story!

What an amazing life lived. This amazing true story about two people in love, torn apart by war with only the hope of seeing each other again pushing them through the ordeal. This story really captured WWII from a totally different point of view which
we have never seen on film or television or read. Narration was well done, i highly recommend a listen!