After WWII, One Woman Faces Ultimate Test in New Book

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Author Marilyn Friesen's New heartbreaking and compelling fiction tells of deceit, devotion and desperation.

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In the midst of World War II, England was swarmed with Allied troops. Author Marilyn Friesen is happy to announce the release of her new book “Two Mothers Twin Daughters” (published by iUniverse).

Marita falls in love with dashing Canadian soldier Randall Harrison and defies her straight-laced, conservative parents, marrying Randall and setting off a chain of events that will forever alter her young life.

While the war is still on, she is whisked off to that vast land across the ocean, Marita arrives in Canada scared and alone. There, she discovers that Randall is not the man he says he is and may even have a criminal past. Going back to England is not an option, and the situation grows even more complex when Marita finds out she is pregnant.

Marita gives birth to identical twin girls, but faces a heartbreaking decision: should she keep both babies and subject them to a miserable life? In an act of charity—or desperation—she gives one of her beloved daughters to a foster mother and tries to hide her grief by pouring all the love she can into raising her remaining daughter. But it is not enough, and she seeks to fill the emptiness in her soul among the Mennonites and with God’s enduring grace.

When Randall finally returns, Marita faces the ultimate test: should she reveal her secret to him and possibly destroy any chance of happiness she might find?

“Two Mothers, Twin Daughters” is an inspiring story about the amazing power of God’s redemptive love that readers are sure to enjoy.

About the Author
Marilyn Friesen is a Mennonite mother to nine children and four grandchildren. She and her husband, Stephen, have been happily married for more than 35 years.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter.


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