About The Author: Award-winning Canadian author Miranda J. Chivers writes about faith, mental health, and authentic living. As a second-generation Canadian of Russian Mennonite refugees, she grew up surrounded by poverty and intergenerational trauma. As a former social worker, avid researcher, and student of the Bible, her writing reflects her fascination with cultural diversity and social differences. A survivor of complex PTSD, she yearns to heal hurting souls through both nonfiction and fiction.
Title: Katarina’s Dark Shadow
Genre: Christian/Historical Fiction
Book Synopsis: After Katarina disappears during WW2 in Ukraine, her son, Peter, struggles with closure. Will her diaries from the Russian civil war reveal buried secrets? Can he penetrate the iron curtain?
KATARINA'S DARK SHADOW: The Early Years in Ukraine 1915-1917: As a teenager, Katarina discovers that faith is more than a badge and a belief system. During war-time, it requires resilience.
Fifteen-year-old Katarina’s dreams of a self-determined future are compromised by a rebel attack. As Ukraine seeks independence from Russia, Katarina and her German Mennonite family are caught in the political fray. Sides are taken and loyalties questioned. Katarina must choose her fate. Growing up has never been more difficult.
Set during the darkest days of Ukraine’s history, Katarina’s Dark Shadow portrays the courageous human struggle inside a distinct faith during violent political times. Like the book of Job in the Bible, the characters search for the indominitable quest for spiritual truth.
Inspired by true stories and actual events based on the harrowing tales of the author's ancestors, this book will particularly interest those with German-Prussian, Ukrainian, or Russian Mennonite ancestry.
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