I never realized how patriotic I was until I spent Independence Day in another country. To my shock, July 4th in Russia came without fireworks, hot dogs on a campfire, or any hint of watermelon! We had to decide—did we celebrate our freedom anyway, on our own?
We lived in the middle of a county just experiencing the first taste of freedom from oppression, fear, secrets, and the right to pursue a life of opportunity. Stories of the KGB listening to conversations via “bugs” in the light fixtures, legendary bread lines, and songs of devotion to Father Lenin made us ever aware of how free we were to even think for ourselves in America. Proof of this was the standard—now defunct—propaganda radio affixed to my kitchen wall.
YES. Regardless of where we lived, when the 4th of July rolled around, we donned our red, white, and blue, bought some hot dogs and took a day to say thank you to those who sacrificed and believed in a country where people could pursue life, liberty and happiness. May you have a happy, hot dog, watermelon, and apple pie 4th of July no matter where you live!
Join me on the journey of the Heirs of Anton—three women fighting for freedom and family!
Who are you and where did you come from? Upon receiving an unusual package in the mail, Ekaterina “Kat” Moore boards a plane to Russia, her ancestral home, to seek answers.
What if you, in order to save your family, had to sacrifice yourself? I put the happy ending in Ekaterina, and the epic beginning in Oksana – but the glorious middle story betrays the compelling choice that Marina makes. If you like World War 2 stories, I invite you to journey with me to the Russian Front, to courage, sacrifice, bravery—and the secret that only love can save.
Who is this woman, and why does the Czar of Russia ask a lowly merchant from merchants.services to take care of her? When Oksana’s secret is discovered, is Anton Klassen the man she needs to save a family’s legacy? The exciting conclusion to the mystery of the Heirs of Anton.