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Unspoken Words by Shari J Ryan

Coming October 16th… A Teaser Now

Excerpt

The house in front of me was a vivid shade of blue—bluer than the sky but no darker than the ocean. The color reminded me of a blue-bird. The windows were framed with a shade of forest green, and there were two small windows on each side of the matching door. The roof was old and tattered, but supported the one lonesome dormer-window in the attic. The flower beds beneath the front windows were empty but I imagine they were full of vibrant blossoms in the spring and summer. Trinkets clung to the windows from the inside where a fire illuminated an empty table covered with a freshly prepared dinner. 

I wasn’t standing in front of that house to admire the unique colors and decor.

They gave me a task. 

Sven shoved his elbow into my side as he walked passed me, continuing down a line of Jewish men and women who were waiting for their next order. “Charlie, kill that woman. She is out of line,” Sven asserted his command with an authoritative intonation. 

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The Other Blue Sky by Shari J Ryan

Searching For The Way Home

The Other Blue Sky by Shari J Ryan is a heart wrenching tale of love and family, and overcoming evil. It is set in present day America and 1954 moving forwards to the present. The book follows on from Last Words but can be read as a stand-alone. I would recommend reading Last Words first so you can join all the dots.

The novel is about the search for roots. We all want to know where we come from. Without this anchor our lives may flounder as we feel like something is missing.

Secrets have been kept down the years. Secrets are locked away in hearts to protect loved ones. Secrets become heavy burdens that need to be shared or we will break.

A mother’s love runs throughout. It is a love that protects and nurtures. It is a love that is unbreakable. It is a love that holds on and a love that is needed when a heart is breaking.

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Last Words by Shari J Ryan

Simply Beautiful And Heartbreaking

Last Words by Shari J Ryan is the most beautifully told historical and contemporary story of forbidden love in times of war. The novel is set in Theresienstadt in 1942 and modern day America. This book made me cry and it filled my heart with love.

We do not choose who we fall in love with. For some, just a glance makes a lasting connection. Others may spend a lifetime looking. True love lasts and never dies.

The action alternates between the two time periods after the discovery of a diary from 1942. “Most of the memories were too painful to face, and I had to lock them away in that diary.” The horrors of World War II loomed large. It was a time of unspeakable evil acts committed against the Jewish people. Loved ones were torn apart. You  needed a strong will and a lot of luck to survive.

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