RUSSIAN 

MENNONITE 

CHRONICLES:

A Historical Fiction Series.

        

FIRST CAME THE HORSES. THEN CAME THE FIRES. THEN THEY CAME FOR US. 

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BOOK ONE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

KATARINA'S DARK SHADOW

FIRST CAME THE HORSES . . .


THE SERIES:

Russian Mennonite Chronicles is an 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 anticipated that their quiet, traditional communities would soon be turned into a violent war zone.

BOOK ONE (the prequel) — Ukraine wanted independence, Russia wanted control. No one wanted the Germans. Katarina just wanted peace.

KATARINA'S DARK SHADOW: FIRST CAME THE HORSES


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 her destiny. Leaving the Land of the Mennonites seems impossible. Can she escape the sanctioned female fate and find an equally honorable vocation?

But life 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.



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