Goodreads asked Karen Schutte:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Karen Schutte All of my novels are based on true family stories. I conduct extensive historical research and then add a touch of my imagination to the story. The first family saga series begins with THE TICKET, then SEED OF THE VOLGA, followed by FLESH ON THE BONE and TANK COMMANDER. My most recent novel GERMAN YANKEE is the first in a new family saga series, which will be followed with LONG GRASS. I take what I know--family stories--wash it with accurate historical facts and spice it up with my imagination. Each book, each story is amazing to me--their trials and tribulations--resiliency, faith and love. Not all stories are happy nor do they end the way we would like them to, but that is called----'LIFE". These journeys will cause you to reach for the Kleenex box, more than once. Happy reading and let me know what you thought of the book! Thank you.

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