Testimonials

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Catherine’s is an epic tale that needs to be heard, and Steve does a wonderful job in telling it. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

How could the Princess’ story never have been told before? From her royal birth and kidnapping to her fleeing the Communist take-over, I was hooked. This has got to be made into a movie! (retired teacher)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Princess Catherine’s story is both universal and uniquely compelling, and should be told in every freedom-loving town in America. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I will never have the opportunity to meet Princess Catherine. However, after reading her amazing story, I wish I had. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

In Love With Freedom reads like a movie! (book clubber)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I thought her story was very touching yet she showed how she was tough and brave! (6th grader)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

You must read this book. In Love With Freedom cost me a full night’s sleep because I could not put it down. (critic)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Being a veteran and an employee of an aviation company that produces military aircraft and an amateur history buff, I have found a personal connection to In Love With Freedom. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I had to remind myself that although the book read like a work of fiction, this did actually happen. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I will remember that story about the Princess forever! (5th grader)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

All Americans can learn something from Princess Catherine’s story. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Had it been possible for her to meet our Founding Fathers, I believe she would have held her own and at the least engaged them in some vey spirited discussion and debate. I came away very impressed with this woman’s perseverance and commitment to basic principles of independence. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I can’t tell you if it’s a history book that reads like a Hollywood thriller or an historical novel that puts me in the lap of one of the most fascinating women of the Twentieth Century. (book clubber)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I learned a lot of fascinating information. It was really cool! (8th grader)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The subtitle identifies it as the “true story of a remarkable woman.” That is an understatement. It is, rather, the astonishing and riveting true story of an amazing woman. (newspaper columnist)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Should be mandatory reading for all who take freedom for granted – and that’s a majority of us! (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

She absolutely loved it. She told me she cried at the end. (reader’s letter)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Great job teachering today! (6th grader)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Everyone certainly appreciated the inspirational story that you related about Princess Catherine of Romania and how her heroism touched the lives of so many. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Steven is a master storyteller and his use of props and inclusion of photographs and maps further enhanced the program. In Love With Freedom will appeal to anybody with an interest in history, in World War II, or to anyone who just simply wants to spend and enjoyable hour or so listening to a wonderful story. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Made me hate to put it down and anxious to return to it! (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

My wife and I read your book and found it to be a fascinating, really beautifully written story of freedom. The princess’ quest to go back to each pilot to thank them for saving her country is an incredible testament to the human spirit and capacity for true gratitude… (reader)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Steve keeps her dream alive of spreading the message of freedom across the world by telling her inspiring story. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Having been, in my first life a history teacher, I have always loved reading good historical non-fiction. This is way more than that. Once I started, I could not put it down. (Retired administrator and teacher)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Thank you so much for a lovely evening spent sharing the life of Princess Catherine. Her life is one of hope, courage, and inspiration; thank you for telling her timely and timeless story. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The subject of his book and presentation, Princess Catherine of Romania, was truly fascinating and remarkable person. I was enthralled, as were all of our library patrons in attendance. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

Aavang’s sense of history and ability to incorporate fact with fiction is an outstanding accomplishment. (columnist)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

This book is not only an enthralling story of high risk survival but a book that will expand your understanding of the trials and sacrifices of people trying to regain the freedom they had lost. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The audience really appreciated hearing the back story behind your book. (librarian)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

In Love With Freedom Celebrates the triumphant life story of a courageous and resourceful woman who knew that living well demands risk taking and sometimes taxes a person beyond the strength she imagines she has. (editor)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

It reminds us… the freedoms we take for granted that other countries don’t have. (administrator)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

She reminds us what perseverance and love for family and country can accomplish. (principal)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

He does an excellent job of creating interest in this story by using props as he tells the story. (principal)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I observed him working with our students and found him to be very effective. (principal)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

it would help students understand how important our freedoms are and how our veterans fought for them. (school administrator)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

In addition to all of the noble themes of the book it has the elements that make historical fiction fun and interesting to read. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The story would teach students about how one person could make an important difference. (principal)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

I would recommend his presentation to any school, library, or group seeking an impressive story to experience. (administrator)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

An unbelievable number of books have been written about WWII’s Western Front. Steve Aavang’s book relives the conflict through the story of a princess and survivor of the Eastern Front. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The story opens a window on WWII and its aftermath that is chilling and will enhance your understanding of what her struggle for freedom was like. (reader)

What people are saying about In Love with Freedom

Her ordeal will enhance your knowledge of how people suffered and sometimes survived the tyranny of the Eastern Front under not only the Nazis but also the Russians. (veteran)

What people are saying about In Love With Freedom

The book is a reminder to me that what we sometimes take for granted can sometimes be lost! (veteran)