Theo’s Diary by Barbara J. Duell

Theo’s Diary by Barbara J. Duell.

A Novel Of War, Love, and Regret.

Theo sat on the old bench across from the cemetery and pulled his jacket close to his chest. The service for his closest friend had ended an hour ago, but he would wait. After everyone left, Theo would go into the Friedhof, place his single rose atop the freshly turned soil, and say his goodbyes. Now he sat in the cold and felt old. Life was such a temporary place, and he knew he could not wait any longer to do what he needed to do. He had to write down all he’d hide away years ago; memories buried deep in a private place. Theo had to reach beyond the comfort of these new days and unwrapped the terrible; the hurt and anguish, of love, found then lost, regrets locked away but never forgotten.

Twenty years later, and a continent away, family secrets revealed to Rick Dahlman demand he controls his disbelief and anger as he travels to Europe to unravel over thirty years of lies and deceit, a journey steeped in history. In a quest to find answers to his identity, he will meet the classic, elegant Anna. As Rick demands answers to his very existence from ghosts of the past, his emotional resolve is blindsided by the beautiful, headstrong Karlotta. Lost in a whirlpool of passion and desire so strong only their love and the surprising answers Rick finds in Theo’s diary will guide them to the awakening of a new life. And so begins Theo’s Dairy. The reminiscence of love and pain, war and regret, a life that spans two world wars, two continents, and almost ninety-one years. In his simple way, Theo will share truth and lies, dreams and devastation, relationships so filled with passion you will stop and draw in a breath, just to slow time. And lives will be changed.

Review by Karen Cafarella: 5.0 out of 5 Stars, Great Book! The history and the stories are so beautifully written. I couldn’t put it down.

Review by Candace Williams: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. I Love The Story Line! I love the story line. The Author Barbara J Duell has such an amazing way of sharing her stories. I have read several of her books. Everyone should settle in for a nice quiet afternoon and pick up one of Barbara’s books. You will love them too!

Review by Barbara Johnson: 5.0 out of 5 Stars Love, War and Regret. Amazing! I have enjoyed the book. The history is fascinating and adds to the book. I hope to see more from Barbara soon.

Review by Shewhee: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A journey to Germany, and back! Rich, colorful characters. The depth of the storytelling pulls you right into it. Having lived in a German community for the past 17 years, I felt this book accurately depicted their character and customs. Truly enjoyed it!

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Product Details:
Paperback: ‎319 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shadow Wind, LLC (May 10, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Fiction: War and Romance
Contemporary Literature & Fiction
Contemporary Romance

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About The Author: A Journey To Another Place. International best-selling author, Barbara J. Duell loves to travel around the world, sometimes without ever leaving her home. A history buff, she continues to seek answers as to how we got to where we are today, how different civilizations have changed, usually due to the impact of war.

Barbara can be found each day at her computer, laughing or crying, just tagging along wherever her characters decide to take her. Barbara has lived by the sea, high in the pine forest where eagles soar, in a valley near the river’s edge, and now resides in the delicate land of the southwestern desert.

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