Surviving The Peace
(C) 2017 Mary D. Brooks | All Rights Reserved
Zoe Lambros is a 16 year old that has lived through the German Occupation of her home town in Greece. Zoe survived the war that killed her family, her friends and destroyed her country. She fought alongside Eva Muller and Henry Franz in an attempt to save Greek Jews from the Nazis but now comes a bigger challenge. Together with the only two people she trusts, she must find a way out of Greece before it erupts into a bloody civil war. Finding a way out will be more complicated that she thought and fraught with dangers as they are recruited for one last resistance mission in German occupied Crete before they flee to Egypt and safety. They survived the war, but can they survive the peace. Zoe also has to deal with her growing feelings for Eva.
It’s a journey of self discovery, hope, resilience and courage to see what is beyond her little town.
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Zoe’s Journal: Surviving The Peace will be released in ebook and print in 2018.
Published by AUSXIP Publishing
Part 1 – October 29, 1944
Part 2 – October 29, 1944
Part 3 – October 29, 1944
Forbidden love, heart racing suspense, an epic tale set in war ravaged Greece.
In Nazi-occupied Greece, Eva and Zoe — one a German officer’s daughter, the other a young Greek woman filled with fury — should be enemies. But when fate brings them together, they discover a love that transcends the barriers between them.
Fourteen year old Zoe Lambros’ faith in God is shattered after her mother’s death at the hands of the German Commander. She determines to defy the enemy in every way she can–including a festering urge to kill the German Commander’s daughter, Eva Muller.
Eva Muller has a tortured past, and a secret, if revealed, will lead to certain death at the hands of her father. Despite knowing the risk, Eva is working with the village priest to help the Jews escape. With her activities closely observed, Eva needs help to continue the clandestine operation. Zoe is not who Eva has in mind but they have to find a way to work as a team to accomplish their life saving mission.
– Finalist: Fiction – Historical – Event/Era – 2015 Readers’ Favorite
– Finalist Gay/Lesbian Fiction – International Book Awards 2015
– Finalist First Novel – IAN (Independent Author Network) Book Of The Year Awards 2015
– Finalist Outstanding Historical Fiction – IAN (Independent Author Network) Book Of The Year Awards 2015