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you to all who have purchased STARLING (either eBook of paperback, including the James H. LaRue Library). Though book sales are fairly slow (according to Amazon), I bought copies to sell direct that they do not reflect. Hopefully, the folks I sell these copies
to will further help by writing reviews. At the moment I have 4 1/2 stars on Amazon from three friends, but they're honest & not just gushy. If you've read STARLING, please consider writing a quick review on Amazon, then I can thank you all over
The picture at left is Saint Nikolai Kirche (St. Nicholas Church) in Hamburg, Germany, taken on my visit
there on a rainy, June afternoon several years ago. I was moved by how the sun caught the cross on top of the spire (click on the picture to enlarge).
During ten days of firebombing by the Allies (the RAF by night & the USAAF by day) in late July & early August, 1943, at least 43,000 people died, more than 37,000 were left homeless & almost the entire city center
was destroyed. Despite cracks, the spire of St. Nikolai (483 ft/147.3 m tall), one wall of the nave & the crypt below ground were all that remained. Much of the structure still shows the black charring left by 800-degree fires. The site became a memorial
for peace. Because Hitler did not allow photos of Germany's destruction, few pictures exist, so the memorial includes pictures of Coventry, England, & Rotterdam, Netherlands, both extensively bombed by the Germans.
Visiting the St. Nikolai Memorial was a very sobering experience.
Enough for now, I need to get busy with revisions & formatting on IRISH, so I won't lose my audience. I'll also try to blog more to share some of the history of WWII related to my novels, tidbits about the locations
& characters of EMERALD TARGET, as well as photos from my travels.
Blessings on this Mother's Day and a heartfelt thanks to all
veterans on this day also celebrating VE Day (Victory in Europe) on 8 May 1945.
God Bless America and our Allies, Denise