Katarina’s Dark Shadow

A NEW HISTORICAL FICTION SERIES.  

RUSSIAN MENNONITE CHRONICLES

 

 

Coming This Summer.

The Only Certainty in War is Uncertainty.

RUSSIAN MENNONITE CHRONICLES

READ the exciting, new war-time series set in southern Ukraine during the Russian revolution. The tragic journey of Katarina and Anna will tug at your heartstrings and introduce you to a history that you never knew existed.

In 1918 the World War was ending, but the Russian Revolution had just begun. The peace-loving German Mennonite colonies never expected that their quiet, traditional communities would soon be turned into a violent war zone.

Inspired by true stories of the author’s ancestors.

BOOK ONE (prequel): 

KATARINA’S DARK SHADOW

1915-1917: At fifteen, Katarina has high hopes for her future. By seventeen, the winds of war threaten to dash her day-dreams; and the sinister harbinger of a black stallion haunts her nights and future plans. Leaving the Land of the Mennonites seems impossible. Can she escape the sanctioned female fate and find an equally honorable vocation?

But life during wartime is never so simple. A rogue player with a black flag roams the steppes and he’s raising a militia that’s determined to cleanse the land of Mennonite blood. Loyalties are questioned and intolerance increases.The ultimatum to fight or flee becomes a decision of conscience for the German speaking Mennonites.

In the ensuing chaos, Katarina and her pregnant, married sister Anna face harsh realities which force both to evaluate faith and tradition. Change is coming. But what that looks like is anyone’s guess.

It’s wartime. Anything could happen.

1951: (Germany) Peter makes a chance discovery of Katarina’s old diaries, which reveal the shocking secrets of his mothers’ terrifying ordeal during the Russian revolution and a shattering revelation about his own history. Haunted by unresolved grief, he searches for connection and closure to the past.

For the readers of The Girl with the Silver Star and Tears of Amber, Russian Mennonite Chronicles portrays the gut-wrenching story of two sisters and their extraordinary sacrifices to find safety during the darkest days of Ukraine’s history.

Inspired by true stories of the author’s ancestors.

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A gripping historical fiction and true to its time. Highly recommended for those interested in a different viewpoint from WWI.

Nola Li Barr

Author of Forbidden Blossom

Katarina’s Dark Shadow is the first book of the Russian Mennonite Chronicles, a chillingly realistic, though fictional, story of what happened to ordinary people in Russia and Ukraine, 1915-18, when their world was overthrown by social unrest, then war and a revolution. This is a book I couldn’t put down until I’d finished; I can’t wait for book two! Author Paul (P.C.) James Sci-Fi and Mystery Writer

Katarina’s Dark Shadow is the first book of the Russian Mennonite Chronicles, a chillingly realistic, though fictional, story of what happened to ordinary people in Russia and Ukraine, 1915-18, when their world was overthrown by social unrest, then war and a revolution. This is a book I couldn’t put down until I’d finished; I can’t wait for book two!

Paul (P.C.) James

Sci-Fi and Cozy Mystery Writer; Author of Miss Riddell and the Heiress and many other books.


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AUTHOR 

MJ KRAUSE-CHIVERS

MJ Krause-Chivers is the fictional stream for Miranda J. Chivers, Christian non-fiction Author.

Check out her Christian non-fiction and Devotional series on Amazon.  

Russian Mennonite Chronicles is her first fiction series.  

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