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Author Karleene Morrow grew up in an ethnic family and is a descendant of the German colonists whose history was the inspiration for this novel.
She holds a B.S. Honors, Sociology/Psychology and an M.S. Ed Psychology. Now happily retired she lives at the beach in the Pacific Northwest where she shares her home with her Pomeranian dogs, some of them champions, all of them spoiled rotten, beloved companions.
Karleene Morrow is also the author of the popular book
FICTION WRITING: How to Write Your First Novel
on Oct. 12, 2012 :
A lavish Russian saga you can certainly sink your teeth into!
Russia’s Catherine the Great is depicted in a historically-accurate yet fictionally fleshed-out manner, making history come alive in a smart, needy woman who ignores the peasantry and doesn’t understand the heart of the country she’s ruling. Her intriguing story is contrasted with that of a fictional immigrant boy and his family who have come from Germany looking for a better life. The substantial characters are unusually well-developed and the writing is so good I didn’t even notice it – high praise indeed from an editor! Morrow’s first foray into novels is highly recommended.
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