The following is an email I received in reference to the book. Thank you Sid for the kind words and for allowing me to post this on the blog.
Just wanted to let you know that I read the book,and was thrilled by it.
My only regret is that I finished it so fast,I just could not put it down.
You did a masterful job in capturing the moments of terror,love,and great courage throughout the entire story.
May I say, that in Nardus Groen, I saw a man,who under those circumstances,we all wish we could emulate.
I looked up the word hero in the dictionary – There was a picture of your mother and father.
Thank you,for telling such a wonderful story.
It made me feel very sad, but it also made me feel very proud.