"As a lover of biographies and family stories
coming to life on a the page, I highly recommend
In Those Other Lands by Caroline VanTongeren Mertens."
- Jordan Berta


"Caroline VanTongeren Mertens in her book In Those
Other Lands
, has written the amazing life story of her
grandmother, Diny Dekker."
- Ronny Herman de Jong



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The Author

A native of Southern California, Caroline moved to Colorado during high school. Her grandmother’s immigration tales of adventure, love, pain, and redemption always provided ample amounts of hope, faith, grace, and literary inspiration, as described in the story line of her novel, In Those Other Lands.

Caroline received her B.A. in English Literature and Secondary Education from Colorado Christian University in Denver. After living in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France, teaching, writing, and participating in linguistic studies, Caroline returned to Colorado and met her husband.   … Read more >>

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