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Where is the God who promised to protect the heirs of Anton? Marina Shubina believes God has abandoned her. She's widowed and pregnant-and Hitler's Third Reich has just invaded Russia. As a partisan, she's ready to give her life for the Motherland, but what will become of her unborn child? OSS agent Edward Neumann has one chance to redeem his mistakes in Berlin. . .destroyWhere is the God who promised to protect the heirs of Anton? Marina Shubina believes God has abandoned her. She's widowed and pregnant-and Hitler's Third Reich has just invaded Russia. As a partisan, she's ready to give her life for the Motherland, but what will become of her unborn child? OSS agent Edward Neumann has one chance to redeem his mistakes in Berlin. . .destroy the German supply lines into Moscow. Unfortunately his mission depends on a Russian partisan, a sharp-shooter named Marina. But does God have a bigger plan for him? And will this plan cost him the woman he loves?...

Title : Marina
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ISBN : 9781593103507
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Number of Pages : 287 Pages
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Marina Reviews

  • Wendy Sparkes
    2019-03-04 21:25

    #3 Heirs of AntonThe story opens in Pskov 1941, with WWII raging. Oh, the realities of war are so harsh, but the story telling is very compelling! I got caught up with the partisan groups as they fought against Hitler's invasion...and the traitor in their midst! The stories of the partisan groups were new to me and it was interesting to see the war fought in Russia and it's surrounding countries.I'm now looking forward to reading the remaining 2 books in this series, especially as I was again left with an "Oh NO!" moment at the end! (I really hope that isn't going to be the same for Nadia as well!)The authors have done an unusual thing in a series, starting in the modern day, & gradually going back in time down the generations. My sister read them in the published order, then went back & read them in chronological order. She suggested I would probably like to read them in chronological order, which is why I started with #4 and am going backwards instead of starting with #1! Actually, I think I've enjoyed Marina more for having the background of Oksana in my mind.Heirs of Anton#1#2#3#4

  • Sara
    2019-03-07 03:22

    A look at the partisans in Russia during WWII, something I had never read about before. I loved this book, well written and gripping.

  • Carrie
    2019-03-12 22:35

    "Marina", by Susan May Warren with Susan K. Downs, is the third novel belonging to the Heirs of Anton series. The series covers several generations of a Russian family and their faith in the Lord. "Marina" covers the love story of Marina (Mara) Antonovna Klassen Vasileva, a Russian partisan fighter, and Edward Neumann, an American OSS agent who has been assigned to help rout the Nazi invaders from the USSR during the Second World War. Both Marina and Edward have had significant losses that have left them wounded in their hearts. Marina is an orphan who lost both her natural parents as a child, and now as an adult, she has also lost her husband and home to the Nazis. She fears that she has also lost her unborn baby. Her faith in the Lord is in shreds, and she renames herself, Mara (meaning, "bitterness"), as Naomi did in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. She joins a partisan group and becomes an excellent sniper. Edward wrestles with guilt; it appears that every partisan group that he has assisted in the war against the Nazis has found death and destruction, rather than freedom. He is especially guilt ridden over the death of Katrina, his fiancée, who Nazis executed after following him to her location. Edward escaped capture, and Katrina's death has left him reluctant to accept help from partisan groups in the countries that he works in. He is afraid that he will lead them to their deaths. Unlike Marina, Edward still has a faith that clings to the Lord. Marina and Edward meet when he comes into contact with her partisan group. He plans to blow up a bridge on a Nazi supply route, but quickly comes to realize that he cannot carry out his mission without the help of the partisans. The time spent in each other's company leads Marina and Edward to fall in love with each other as they learn to trust and rely on each other for support. Will Marina regain her faith in the Lord with Edward's help? Will Edward be able to let go of his guilt so that he can open his heart to love again? Psalm 100:5 is a significant verse in the Heirs of Anton. It says, "For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations." We can partially see how the truth of this is carried out in this installment of this series, although we do not see the completion of what the Lord will do for this family in "Marina". Our protagonists must trust and wait on the Lord for the future. They are also required to make very difficult and costly sacrifices. I want to say this: I think that the character of Edward Neumann is truly a saint. In my opinion, "Marina" gets pretty close to being a romantic tragedy.I also have a minor quibble about the cover for the Kindle Edition. Marina is supposed to be a blonde, but the woman on the cover looks like a brunette to me.I would not consider "Marina" to be a stand alone novel. I think that "Ekaterina", the first book of the series, has a stronger link in the continuity with "Marina" than "Nadia", which is the second book. Several questions raised in "Ekaterina" are answered in "Marina", but if you read only "Marina", you will be left with questions that can only be answered in "Ekaterina". Having said that, there are still other questions that haven't been answered in any of the books offered so far in the continuity. Hopefully, these will be addressed in the final book, "Oksana".This review also appears on my blog:

  • Olivia Noack
    2019-03-18 22:18

    This book took me by surprise. I had already read the first two, and then I took a bit of a break before reading this one. I really did enjoy the first two books but I needed a break from reading. When I started this book, it sucked me in right away, unlike the first two books. I started this one afternoon, and finished it the day later. The plot was just so unlike Ekaterina and Nadia, and I loved in on a whole different level. The characters Marina and Edward had an amazing connection that the characters in the first two books didn't have. I would have liked to rate this with five stars, but the authors made that not possible. This was by far my favorite book in this series, but they totally screwed up the ending. If the ending isn't good, then I don't understand what the beginning three hundred pages are for. It all is supposed to lead up to something amazing. The characters have to be happy, but the authors took that away. I don't know what else to say about how much the ending was screwed up without giving anything away. The morning after I finished the book, all I felt was anger. I couldn't be happy, because the characters weren't happy.

  • Randy Tramp
    2019-03-20 20:18

    The Book"Marina", the third novel in the "Heirs of Anton" series. The collections of books is about four generations of women and their adventures in Russia. This book is in the middle of World War II. My ThoughtsI enjoyed this book. War seems to bring out the worst and best in people. We see that in the pages of "Marina." Susan painted a picture and the background was very dark and mysterious. Edward didn't know who to trust including his own emotions. I didn't see the twist at the end and was very surprised. In fact I didn't see many of the twists in this story and that made it much better. I had to keep reading in order to see what happened next. "Marina" brought out emotions, both good and bad, that kept me clued to the pages. If you like war time stories then this book is for you. It's filled full of romance, mystery and suspense. I grew to love the characters.

  • Dianne Sidebottom
    2019-03-15 01:34

    Marina the baby left behind (the parents not knowing she lived) but has been cared for by Yulia. All she has is a photo of her mother n Yulia at the grave site of her father (supposably). This story takes place with Marina a young adult who has been married only a short time n her husband has gone to war. He comes back to her after a short time in a wooden box n she is pregnant. This fires her soul as she feels abandoned not only by her mother, husband but she witnesses Yulia n the village people shot down by the Nazis. Lots of dramas happen with her n other partisans n she gives birth to a daughter, is to weak to travel. Marina has different names in the book to mark how she sees herself, but she gets to read Anton's diary. So the next book is about the daughter Hope.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-02 01:21

    This is the final book in the Heirs of Anton series. Reading these books in the series order was an interesting experience because it tells the family history in reverse generational order. Finally uncovering the last pieces of the puzzle was worth the suspense. There is so much more than the love story, the historical story, the mystery; it is a story of God's faithfulness to, in, and through flawed people. I love a wonderful story of God's redemption that turns ordinary people into extraordinary heroes and heroines.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-20 22:32

    This book wasn't bad, in fact parts of it were very gripping, but somehow the writing was very dry in parts for me. I found myself wanting to skim parts of it. Mara and Edward were interesting characters, and learning more about Nazi occupied Russia was fascinating. The resistance movement was courageous, and those who led it were selfless. It was not one of my favorites, but still worth reading.

  • Jenn
    2019-02-28 20:20

    Alright, so maybe this is a realistic story, but holy depressing! Read this book if you're looking for very accurate historical fiction, more focused on the difficulties of the time and place than on an exciting story line.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-01 00:10

    I really enjoyed the story. The poor editing detracted some from my ability to read this well. I sometimes had to stop and really think about what the word was supposed to be. Other than the editing, a very good and gripping story. I was not expecting the ending.

  • Aimee
    2019-03-03 01:26

    The writing in this book was a little bad, but it was one of my favorites in the series. Guess what, I know you love adoption, but this story had way to much of that going on. Loved for the russian, and strong christian values.

  • Denise
    2019-02-20 21:32

    A series I wish I owned.Years after reading these books, they still stick with me.

  • Amy
    2019-03-22 20:14

    After I was almost finished with this book, I discovered that I'm reading them backwards. I decided to just keep going, but I was a little ticked off at my stupidity.

  • Mackenzie
    2019-02-23 04:16

    Book 3 of 4*Powerful series! Love Susan May Warren!

  • Wendy
    2019-02-26 03:12

    great series

  • Becky
    2019-03-21 01:22

    A little depressing for my tastes. Understandable, considering the period - WW2, Eastern Europe/ Russia. So much death and drama. Very realistic and bittersweet.