Understanding Ourselves by Understanding the Past
The Historical Fiction Company has awarded Cold Peace GOLD (1st prize) n the category "Wartime Fiction" and recognized it as the second best book of the year 2023.
In addition, "Cold Peace" has been awarded a Maincrest Media Award for Military Fiction, SILVER in th category "Political Thriller" from Readers Favorites, and an Indie BRAG Medallion.
The economy is broken, the currency worthless, and the Russian bear is hungry. In the ruins of Hitler's capital, war heroes and resilient women struggle in the post-war doldrums -- until they discover new purpose in defending Berlin's freedom from Soviet tyranny. When a Russian fighter brings down a British passenger plane, the world teeters on the brink of World War Three. The first battle of the Cold War is about to begin.
Based on historical events, award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader brings to life the backstory of the West's bloodless victory against Russian aggression via the Berlin Airlift in Cold Peace, the first book in the Bridge to Tomorrow Series.
Riding the icy, moonlit sky, they took the war to Hitler.
Their chances of survival were less than fifty percent. Their average age was 21. This is the story of one Lancaster skipper, his crew and the woman he loved.
A pilot burned beyond recognition --
A Flight Sergeant raising his motherless children in the midst of war --
A Lancaster flight engineer who can't face another mission. The forgotten faces of the RAF in WWII. Three tales.
Release date: June 2021
They opposed Hitler's diabolical regime on moral grounds. They sought to defend human dignity and restore the rule of law -- at the risk of their own lives. Traitors to Hitler, they were heroes to the oppressed.