Love Under Fire by Louis Rautenbach

R120.00

ESBN: 978-1-6655-8703-7

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LOVE UNDER FIRE

This novel is a unique war adventure, mixed with action, perseverance, love as well as sorrow and will touch the heart of every reader.
Two young people, Kevin Welsh, an infantryman, and Helen Townsend, a medical nurse from Tekapo, discovered the wonder of their love the night before the young man had to report for war. Memories of this passionate unity followed the two lovers throughout the story until the end of the war, after which, new challenges of love and sorrow crossed their path again.
Amid the almost unbearable circumstances and difficult situation, Sister Helen as a nurse later followed her hero to the war front where their love blossomed in the midst of the conflict.


Louis Rautenbach

This novel is a unique war adventure, mixed with action, perseverance, love as well as sorrow and will touch the heart of every reader.
Two young people, Kevin Welsh, an infantryman, and Helen Townsend, a medical nurse from Tekapo, discovered the wonder of their love the night before the young man had to report for war. Memories of this passionate unity followed the two lovers throughout the story until the end of the war, after which, new challenges of love and sorrow crossed their path again.
Amid the almost unbearable circumstances and difficult situation, Sister Helen as a nurse later followed her hero to the war front where their love blossomed in the midst of the conflict.
The idea for this story originated early in January 2020 during a visit to the Te Papa Museum Wellington, in the North Island of New Zealand and was inspired by the absolute and impressive exhibition of the war. To see, not only the realistic and complete depictions and statues, but the well-deserved recognition and honour that were bestowed on the participants and their families, which clearly matters to each Kiwi in all aspects, moved me deeply.
The story for this novel continued to grow until it began to take firm shape in April 2020 in the Lockdown time of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic in South Africa.
After I thoroughly researched history, I created fictional characters and certain conflict situations. The environment in which the story took place should resonate with every lover of romance and war stories, as well as with every proud New Zealander.
Although I used many facts from history books, this story is also mixed with fiction to enable me to create a story in an interesting and meaningful way. Some facts may be less accurate but were nevertheless written almost faithfully according to the timeline of the war.
A great amount of gratitude goes to the museum, the historians, and to every Kiwi who proudly maintains, nurtures, protects as well as supports their beautiful country. The pride of the New Zealanders that I read of in history still reigns today among these special people of the Island of the long white cloud.


 

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