I’m very pleased to announce that my third novel, Julia’s Violinist, is about to be published. More information is available on my other blog, Anneli’s Place, at http://annelisplace.wordpress.com However, I do want to share a bit about the book with you here today.
Terrible things happen in times of war. It is more than armies from opposing factions doing battle. The tragedy of war affects not only soldiers, but civilians who deal with its fallout before, during, and after the war.
I wanted to tell a story about the ordinary people whose psyches and lives were deeply changed by the horrors of war.
In Julia’s Violinist, my main character, Julia, wants nothing out of the ordinary from life – just a bit of love and a happy family. Like many women of her time, Julia’s life is changed by dire circumstances beyond her control. My novel tells of her loves and losses, her strengths and weaknesses, her kindness and her deep sense of responsibility. Above all, it tells of her survival in the most difficult times when postwar atrocities were rampant. Everyone had something to avenge and times were terrible for the vanquished.
Yes, I’m telling the story from the perspective of the losers, but I hope I have managed to tell it without prejudice.
I hope you’ll be checking out Julia’s fate as she struggles to regain the happy life she once had. Perhaps a letter from her first love, twenty years after they parted company, will help her. Or perhaps this last spark of love will be the one that lights a deadly stick of dynamite and causes everything normal in her life to crumble.
Julia’s Violinist is available in e-book form on amazon.com. Click here: http://amzn.to/YerEJ7
Paperback version will be available soon on all amazon sites.
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