The Harsh Realities of World War II are Brought to Life by Joyce Shaughnessy, The Unsurrendered, about a Couple who Fights Behind Japanese Lines in the Philippines

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The city streets are a scene of terror and death as the Imperial Japanese Forces massacre over 100,000 innocent civilians in a bloodbath known as the Manila Massacre.

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In The Unsurrendered, Jacob, an American spy, and Carla, a Filipina, fall in love, decide to marry, and join the Filipino partisan group in Mindanao and then Luzon. They help create The Unsurrendered partisan group in Mindanao and lead the men and women who harass the merciless Japanese forces.

The resistance forces in The Unsurrendered are representative of the actual intelligence groups which were formed throughout the Philippine islands. There were over 260,000 courageous men and women who fought behind Japanese lines to harass the enemy while gathering information. They fought alongside Allied forces to expel the Japanese from the Philippines in 1945.

The Unsurrendered is the third book of a trilogy, The Pearl of the Orient. The first book, A Healing Place, tells the story of the Miller family as they suffer through the Dustbowl during the Great American Depression and their son-in-law who becomes a victim of inhumane treatment by the Japanese on The Death March in WWII. The second book in the series, Blessed Are the Merciful, Our Forgotten Soldiers, relates the story of a couple who fall in love, only to become victims of the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines during WWII.

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Joyce Shaughnessy lives in Midland, Texas with her husband, Dennis, a physician, and their beloved cocker spaniel. They are both avid readers and own a large collection of books, both classic and contemporary.

The Unsurrendered * by Joyce Shaughnessy
Publication Date: January 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 332 pages; 978-1-4797-6172-2
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