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New release: Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories
Page turner: Silent Heroes
Bestseller: Joyful Trouble
Beloved children’s literature: The Cheetah and the Dog
Poetry and haiku: Jock of the Bushveld, As Good as Gold, Christmas Haiku.

Discover your next favorite books or stories that blend history with fiction and a dog or two.

“For what is wind, but the amassed power of words long ago uttered?”

Patricia Furstenberg

Historical fiction

New release: Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories

Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories

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.

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Bestseller Joyful Trouble, Based on the True Story of a Dog Enlisted in the Royal Navy

Joyful Trouble by Patricia Furstenberg - books history fiction dog

A book set during World War II. An unbelievable and humorous true story about an incredible dog and how he found his true, yet unexpected calling during World War Two.

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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

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

Contemporary action with lots of heart

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

Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for Patricia Furstenberg

A book about the dogs, the soldiers and the civilians caught in the War in Afghanistan.

How far would you go to save strangers in need? A platoon of Marines and their military working dogs, MWD, are about to find out.

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You might be interested in the following articles on my blog:
Read the opening pages of Silent Heroes
Amazing location depicted in Silent Heroes
Symbolism depicted in Silent Heroes and its meaning

Children’s books

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Just Nuisance, the Sea – Dog
The BLT, the Bear, the Lion and the Dog
The Chimp and the Dog

Children's books by Patricia Furstenberg celebrating diversity, books history fiction dog
The Lion and the Dog, The Elephant and the Sheep, The Cheetah and the Dog

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Buy the Lion and the Dog
Buy the Elephant and the Sheep

Afrikaans translations
Happy Friends, kids bedtime stories

This fun children’s book is about finding the best in each situation. Then something magical can happen: you make new friends and discover that clouds do taste like ice-cream.

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Poetry and Haiku

” Brings the joy of Christmas with each page.”

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As engaging as a tail wag, As Good as Gold is a book for all ages and all dog lovers. No war here, just the happy thrill of laughter.

Caution: hilarious and addictive!

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Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles - Paperback, eBook and Large Print

A fun way to learn about a puppy’s first year of life.

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Belle Cat, Whiskers on My Mat, a poem story

True story with a heartwarming, surprising ending of pet rescue.

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poetry books inspired by true historical events

African stories:

Huberta the Hippo
Jock of the Bushveld
Vonk the Horse

In Patricia Furstenberg’s words:

I was born in Bucharest and was brought up listening to the legends and folktale’s of Romania’s past. This and the books I grew up amongst gave me a love for words.

I have always been drawn to discovering more about the people and the dogs featured in historical events. What stirred them? What was the lay of the land they walked upon, the color of the sky or the scents carried by the wind? It is such stories that I find still resonating today. Discovering these secrets, writing these books, thrills me. Thus, my passion for historical and contemporary fiction books rooted in historical events was born.

I love researching such tales, traveling (researching my next book we visited medieval Sighisoara), exploring hidden corners, and unearthing new facts, forgotten characters, or hidden clues. I love to give them a voice and to bring them into the light through my tales. Be it people, animals, or the land and its architecture, no details are too small, no voice is too soft. What was once overlooked now brings history alive in my historical or contemporary fiction books and short stories, such as the 100-words stories based on the history of Romania.

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Patricia Furstenberg- author picture credit Arrie Bezuidenhout
Patricia Furstenberg- author picture credit Arrie Bezuidenhout

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Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon worldwide,
BooksPeople, BookShop, IndieBound,
LOOT, SkylightBooks, PagesBookshop.

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