"A non-fiction writer can bring you quite close to a historical time period. But a good historical fiction writer can bring you all the way into the room. Emily Ann Putzke has done that with Resist. While reading Putzke’s vivid, accurate descriptions, I became closer to the Scholl’s story than I ever thought possible and found myself rooting all over again for these idealistic young Germans who thought they could topple the Nazi regime with their words." Kathryn J. Atwood, author of Women Heroes of World War I, Women Heroes of World War II and the editor of Code Name Pauline


KINDLE  Also available in the eBook boxset, Once: Six 
Historically Inspired Fairytales.

In the despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman fights the Nazis with the only thing she has left—her memories.


"I remember The Little Match Girl being such a tragic tale, but somehow sweet—bittersweet. That’s how this WWII retelling of the story was. I don’t like tragedies, but if you’re going to write one, write it like Emily Ann Putzke did with Sweet Remembrance. It was captivating. The history of the Jews being brutally persecuted by Germans is hard—the kind of hard where the enormity of it steals the breath from your lungs for a moment. The lost dreams so bitter. But the remembering of a heartfelt romance so sweet. All in all, it’s a sad tale of a horrific time in history … but it ends with a curious kind of hope. A hope that I want to hold onto. Very well written. A bittersweet, heart-tugging story of an ordinary girl in a terrible time.—Shantelle Mary Hannu

by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke

It was never much of an issue for Bess: living contentedly on her family's farm, despite the Depression which loomed around them. But when her older sister Georgiana takes off to New York City to make a fortune and help Papa out, feelings of adventure and wanderlust strike Bess at home. Through their lively letter correspondence, the sisters recount to one another their adventures, surprises, and heartaches, leaving little room for depression. For in a world of such wonder, ain't we got fun?


"I got that little rush of excitement at each letter, just like I was the one opening the letter from New York or Kansas. Gi and Bess were delightful; their natural, easy banter with each other leads you to think that Chapman and Putzke really are sisters! It didn’t take long before I was drawn completely into the Great Depression and the Rowland sisters’ accounts, all at once humorous, poignant, and always engaging." Mary



1861—Sixteen year old Joe Roberts leads a mundane life as far as he’s concerned. His world spins in the same circle each day: working at his family’s store, taking his sisters on boyish escapades and bickering with his rogue of a cousin, Lucas. Joe can’t understand why his mother allows Lucas to live and work with them after all the pain he caused their family. When war is declared, Joe is quick to join up and become a soldier with the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteers, but war is nothing like he imagined. To make matters worse, he must endure having Lucas in the same regiment. Can Joe put the pain of the past behind him? Forgiveness is easier said than done.


"Putzke's characters are multi-faceted and reveal depth of personality that makes them very believable and relatable. I appreciated that Putzke did not diminish the struggles with anger and unforgiveness that her characters experienced. This makes their victories that much more meaningful to the reader. Putzke's "It Took a War" has proved that good books do not have to contain violence and romance in order to be gripping and touching." Sarah

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