World War 2 novel coming in 2015 - by M. C. Arvanitis
Author, M.C. Arvanitis’s next novel in her YA historical books
Writing a book is like birthing a baby---both are held close to the heart until they are ready to be born, but a book starts in the mind instead of the womb---it is conceived as an idea first, then developed into a plausible shape until it is ready to be born---and somewhere along the line it gets a title.
EMMA ROSE’S WAR
'Emma Rose's War' takes the reader back to the time of WW2, into the Midwest rural community, and how it affects the life of a teenage farm girl whose family is of German ancestry.
From the time she could write, Emma Rose has written down all her thoughts in her diaries. She dreams of being a reporter, like 'Brenda Star, the redheaded comic heroine taken from a comic series, ‘Brenda Star, Girl Reporter’.
Emma Rose hates being a girl and determines not to grow up to do what every other farm girl does; get married to a farmer right after high school and have a pack of kids. Her fear of growing up creates another war in her mind. She swears to never fall in love with a farmer...But would her heart betray her?
She misses her beloved brother, Tobias, who had been one of the first to join the US Navy to escape being drafted into the Army.