Barbara Anne King
Author of Monterey Bay Series
Multicultural Stories Told From the Heart
A World War 2 Family Saga
A sweeping historical family saga that takes a Croatian immigrant through the turbulent events of the 20th Century from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to World War 2. An ununforgettable story of fate, family, and a small town ripped apart by war.
Seeking a better life, young Martin Petrovich immigrates from Yugoslavia to San Francisco at the turn of the 20th Century. He is on the verge of achieving his American Dream when disaster strikes, forcing him to flee and start over again.
Martin rebuilds his life in a small farming town set on the Monterey Bay. His neighbors are a diverse group including fellow Croatians, Mexicans, and Japanese. But unlike Yugoslavia which has bitter ethnic divides, farming brings the townsfolk together in a spirit of cooperation and friendships form.
When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor everything changes. Martin once again finds himself in a place where racial hatred in all its ugly guises, runs amok.
As the government turns the town’s airport into a naval facility, conscripts his sons, and begins moving Japanese to internment camps, Martin is forced to make a decision. Should he help a Japanese friend and risk the backlash of his neighbors? Or should he take the safer path of least resistance?
If you enjoy morally driven characters, multi-generational stories, and epic struggles for justice, then you’ll love this inspiring family saga.
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