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My father was in the Marines during World War II. As a child I had asked him many times about his shiny medals, photos, letters and postcards to my mother, things about the war. It seemed the more I pressed him for answers, the more reticent he became. By the time I was eight years old I was writing war stories in the closet where my father's uniform hung. I became obsessed with writing, and then one day I mailed one of my stories to the Oakland Tribune, and it was published the next weekend in the "Aunt Elsie" column. Well, that did it for me. I was a PUBLISHED author!

I lived in Berkeley, California and a few years later I entered college and majored in English. I was still writing stories in my free time. A friend of mine, who

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M.L. Brittany,

Glad you received my book! I've heard from others regarding the condition it arrived in - wish I could have e-mailed it instead! I hope you enjoy the read.

Kindest Regards,


CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship ML! Hope you're having a fab weekend! :-)

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D.A. Schneider My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane
is available now.

[image error] Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Catherine Hi there! Thanks for the add request! It's nice to meet you. :-)

Rosemary M.L., your account of your father brought tears to my eyes. Like yours, my father never talked about his war experience; unlike yours, he didn't leave a journal behind. There is so much I don't know about him.
I wish you the best with Evensong.

Jessie Terwilliger Oh hey, how's it going?

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Beth Hi Mary,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!

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M.L. Writer's block! Not a good day.

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


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Book Review by: Kristin Pace --BOOKPLEASURES

M.L. St. Sure has created a haunting melody in the new novel Evensong, as it takes its readers back in time to the terrifying era when Hitler and his cruel army threatened to change the world forever.

Veteran Joseph Cross is simply trying to make a life for his family in the unforgiving farm land of Missouri. Wanting more for his children than he could provide, he trains his daughter Christina to sing the beautiful arias of the opera he himself could no longer sing. When tragedy strikes, young Christina falls back on her training and through the guidance of her benefactor Senator Liam Caradine, sets out to raise her family out of the poverty in which they lived.

Christina soon takes to the stage where her voice will soon be recognized around the world. With her young sister Nicolette, Christina moves to Paris, France to live with her uncle Phillippe Petain. When Hitler's army invades, her uncle becomes the Premier of France and orders Christina to sing and entertain Hitler and his high-ranking Nazi officers. Having already been recruited by the resistance leader Laurent de Gauvion Saint Cyr, Christina refuses to sing, earning the wrath of Hitler.

Christina, with Nicolette by her side, aids the resistance until young Nicolette is kidnapped. It is discovered to everyone's horror that Nicolette has been taken to the dreaded kinder camp, also known as the "Devil's Palace." Laurent risks all, including the very lives of those under his command in a suicidal mission to rescue Nicolette and return her to the sister he has fallen deeply in love with.

Meanwhile during her own attempt to rescue Nicolette, Christina is apprehended and given to an angry Nazi officer known for his cruelty. Realizing who his captive is and her relationship to Laurent, whom he despises, the officer takes great delight in his torture and humiliation of Christina.

Forced to sin for her captors, Christina faces a grave and pivotal decision: sing the Deutchland-Lied, or "Song of Germany," or taken a final stand in her allegiance to the resistance.

Evensong brings to mind a great tragedy. Not only are the cruelties of the Nazi's unveiled and laid bare, but so to the cruelty of a deep love in a tie when love cannot be afforded. This is a moving story, one worthy of the attention of any interested in historical fiction.

The above review was contributed by: Kristin Pace: Kristin is an avid reader and has written book reviews for various publications. She has been involved with Writer's Workshops both as a student and as an instructor.

Christina C. thanks for the add!

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M.L. Andrea,
You are welcome! And thanks for being a Goodread friend as well.

Kindest regards,

M. L. St. Sure

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.

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Ilyn Ross Hello M.L.,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on EVENSONG.

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Have a wonderful weekend. Best regards.

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hello M.I. and thanks for adding me as a friend. I love your bio...how cool!

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