Contemporary and Historical Fiction Books

Contemporary and historical fiction books by Patricia Furstenberg: contemporary war stories, thrilling action, WW2, and bestseller novels about human and canine heroes.

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DREAMLAND

Dreamland: Banat, Crisana, Maramures, Transylvania, 100-WORD STORIES, Folklore and History

Dreamland, the western territory of Romania, a paradise dreamed of by empires; a fairyland protected by its hearty folk; and centuries-long safe haven to hopeful emigrants.

Dreamland, these are stories lived, legends of why, myths of who, folk believes rooted in the days when the populace of Banat, Crisana, Maramures, and Transylvania laid the first foundations in places still untamed, places that maybe changed their face as they changed many hands throughout centuries.

Dreamland: like a river flows free, like the bird knows no boundaries, and like clouds spread over the entire horizon, so is the history, and the tales of these Romanian provinces. Dacians and Romans, Vlachs, Moti, Mocans, Huns, Peri, Magyars, Transylvanian Saxons , Swabians, Szeklers, Jewish refugees, Ottoman invaders, hajduks and emperors, priests, these are the folks who shared this Dreamland and together they shaped its history, culture and architecture.

In these troubled times, when one’s identity escapes and is easily strewn along paths traveled far and wide, let’s take another look back. Let’s meet a people who can still remember the tales of their ancestors, entrusted to them with the seed of truth.

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TRANSYLVANIA’S HISTORY A TO Z: 100-WORD STORIES

Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories

“This book will take you on a journey through time.” Bonnie Reads and Writes, 5STARS
“An informative history book and an imaginative and descriptive work of fiction.” Amazon Reader, 5STARS

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Transylvania’s History A – Z, 100-Word Stories is inspired by Transylvania’s history from the Paleolithic Period to WW1. Each 100 Word Story is followed by a brief historical reference and relevant photos.

Transylvania’s unspoiled natural beauty, its tumultuous history, and the people who touched it are depicted in this book.
Written as snapshots, tall tales, and descriptive narratives, these 100-word stories are the espresso of creative writing.

What readers of Transylvania’s History say:

“An excellent read for anyone like me who loves history!” (5 Stars Amazon Review and on Paddy’s blog)
“You will always discover something new between the words.” (5 Stars Goodreads Review and on Miss Judy’s blog)
I bought the paperback version of Patricia’s book and was delighted by the photos and the short stories.” (5 Stars Amazon Reader and on Dawn’s blog).

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SILENT HEROES, WHEN LOVE AND VALUES ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Silent Heroes - Patricia Furstenberg - contemporary historical fiction books

“The beauty of language is expertly navigated by Furstenberg. She weaves together the words in an almost poetic way. […] there were passages I reread just for the pure beauty of the words.” Books by Jen, 5STARS

Involving novel about life in Afghanistan… a flowing story. I recommend this to anyone who wants an involving and informative read.” Emma B Books, Starred Review

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A group of U.S. Marines and their MWD, Military Working Dogs, are the last chance of survival for a small group of Afghan people, the survivals of a city of ten thousand inhabitants. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-e-Bost, thus protecting Bost Airport, a vital strategic point for the Allies. Faced with questions about the necessity of the war, with the trauma of losing their platoon-mates and the emotional scars of battle, the US Marines race against time in one last battle of eradicating the Taliban before it is too late.

What happens when an educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community? She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the US Marines serving at FOB Day nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. One thing is certain: the Marines can rely on their Military Working Dogs.

Silent Heroes takes a fresh look at the War in Afghanistan, at the souls, the dreams and the inner beauty of those caught in it: soldiers, locals, and the land. For these reasons, Silent Heroes is a narrative that allows humanity to take first stage.

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Silent Heroes, When Love and Values are Worth Fighting for – chosen as one of 5 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

5 books everyone should read in their lifetime
5 books everyone should read in their lifetime, Jodi Picoult, Ken Follett, Patricia Furstenberg, Victor Hugo, Shantaram

What the readers of Silent Heroes say:

“Although this is a work of fiction there are truths to it that will tug at your heart. For anyone who has not read one of Patricia’s books then I would recommend this one.” (Amazon Review, Silent Heroes)

“The relationship between the dog handlers and their dogs was a highlight of the book. The dogs were given such strong personalities and their connection to their handlers was beautifully portrayed. The story revolves around these relationships and their importance.”

Intense, evocative and heart-wrenching narrative of destruction and hope.”

“This is my first ever military, Taliban, Marines novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is well researched, well written and very easy to follow.”

“A helpful and unique taste of the War in Afghanistan and helped to disseminate the information in a non-biased way.”

“If your looking for a fast paced read I really can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s a definite must read.(Mani’s Book Corner)

“A book not to be missed.” (Amazon Review)

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*Silent Heroes is the ideal read for the fans of The Kite Runner and Dear John!*


JOYFUL TROUBLE, BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF A DOG ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL NAVY

Joyful Trouble WW2 novel military dog

“Joyful Trouble, is an amusing and fascinating fable, a story telling the life of one Great Dane in his role as an Ordinary Seaman in the Second World War.

“It sparkles with good, old fashioned family time and family storytelling, treasured childhood moments.

“A compassionate and heart-warming story.” – ReadersFavorite, 5STARS

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Take home an unbelievable and humorous true story of an incredible dog and how he found his true, yet unexpected calling during WW2. You will love the moving tale of Joyful Trouble, a dog whose love for humans went beyond any human-dog connection.
When a Great Dane arrives in a Navy base nobody expects him to win everybody’s hearts, although breaking some rules along the way. With challenges arising along the way, who will stand up for this four-legged gentle giant?
A story that reads like a movie. A charming celebration of innocence loved by all ages and ALL animal lovers.

UK Amazon Bestseller in African Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Bestseller in Children’s eBooks, Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Bestseller in Young Adult, Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Most Gifted Paperback, Children’s

What Joyful Trouble Amazon readers say:

“A beautiful and refreshing tale of friendship, loyalty, and love.”
“A real joy to read.”
“I loved the way Ms Furstenberg retells this naval story in the setting of a grandpa and his grandchildren spending time together.”

You might be interested in:
Why dogs were indispensable during warfare
Amazing, true stories of WW1 dogs
British dogs of WW2, amazing, cute & incredible

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Patricia currently works on a new trilogy with elements of historical fiction that will soon be added to her published books.

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