The Road Remembered

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Kensington Studios Media
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.94 inches | 1.51 pounds

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About the Author
KAYE SCHMITZ is the author of the award-winning novels, THE CONSORT CONSPIRACY and ON DEADLY GROUNDS, winning both the prestigious Literary Titans award and Florida Authors and Publishers Award. Active in the writing community, she is a member of the Florida Writers' Association, Sisters in Crime national, Northeast Florida Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Women's Fiction Writers' Association. She is also an active speaker and teaches a writer's workshop titled, "Fiction Writing Tips and Techniques That Work!!" Ms. Schmitz makes her home in St. Augustine, FL, where she lives with her husband, Michael, and close to their two grown children and four grandchildren.

Some authors paint a word picture so vivid, you feel as though you've stepped into the events described and are living them out yourself. That's what Kaye Schmitz has accomplished in her novel, The Road Remembered. This split-time story takes the reader on an intriguing journey through two eras--the present and the Second World War-as the events of Sam Ryan's civilian life and war experiences unfold. As I read about Sam, his daughter Suzanne, and a German woman named Gerda Ziegler who courageously saved thousands of Jewish children from extinction, I wasn't simply reading the story, I was living it. I experienced their fears and heartaches, their joys and triumphs. What's truly amazing is that this story is based on true events! Read The Road Remembered ... I promise you won't soon forget it.

Ann Tatlock, award-winning author and editor

At some point, most of us have trod a troublesome road and remembered the lessons we learned through the hardships we encountered. The Road Remembered by Kaye D. Schmitz is one such road, both troublesome and memorable.

When General William Tecumseh Sherman said, "War is hell," he spoke of the American Civil War, but his words are true of all wars. Amidst the hell of World War II, Sam Ryan and his close companions of the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division brought the best they had in them to the worst experiences of their lives. Ms. Schmitz's masterful writing recounts not only the perils they faced as they trudged across France and into Germany, but also lets us into their heads and hearts. They had to become soldiers-and good ones - but before that, they were sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. They knew right from wrong, good from bad, love from hate, compassion from brutality.

Were it only a story about the war, the road would not be so well remembered. But it's also a story about humanity. Many brave and compassionate people became "the enemy" simply because of where they lived, not because of what they believed. Gerda Ziegler's commitment to saving Jewish children from the concentration camps was her troublesome road, an ever-present life-threatening risk she was willing to take. The roads merged when her story intersected with Sam's.

Ms. Schmitz's strong characters and solid storytelling will make sure we remember. Her firm command of the language and how to use it made my job as an editor not just easy, but enjoyable, as well.

Patricia B. Walker, Ph.D.

Former editor, Romance Writers' Report, Spirit Magazine, Whole News Magazine