"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
Step into the tumultuous world of 1940s France. Follow the compelling story of Monique Joubert, a beautiful and resilient eighteen-year-old faced with heartbreak after heartbreak. The German occupation has devastated her family, leading her to seek refuge at the Sainte-Anne Psychiatric Institution in Paris. But when the Germans take over the institution, Monique and her best friend embark on a daring escape, unaware that her brother Marcel has joined the resistance.
As Monique roams the streets in search of her brother, she finds herself alone in a city under German rule. Caught in the web of martial law and racial profiling, she becomes the target of Pierre Girard, a despicable Vichy Police Captain with a sinister agenda. Monique is forced to live with Jacqueline and Lizette, a mother and daughter entangled in Girard's manipulative schemes.
Meanwhile, Marcel's resistance activities catch the attention of both the Gestapo and Captain Girard. Separated by circumstances, Monique and Marcel must navigate a treacherous path to reunite while evading capture and staying out of Girard's clutches. And in a distant land, their father Henri, presumed dead, fights to return home to his family, only to be confronted with unexpected challenges.
In the midst of war and personal tragedy, the lives of the Joubert family intersect with a world torn apart. Light Through a Fractured Lens is a riveting tale inspired by true events, capturing the resilience and struggles of one family in a fractured and war-torn era.
Discover the gripping journey of love, survival, and courage that will keep you captivated until the very last page. Experience the power of resilience and the indomitable spirit of the human heart in this compelling historical fiction novel, Light Through a Fractured Lens.
About the Author
Ken Paiva is a retired Engineer/Operations-Program Leader, whose 40+ year career provided some interesting insights into people and world situations. Ken started his career working as a civilian for the Navy and was part of the team that validated the first submarine-based Tomahawk Cruise Missile Systems. While he traveled the globe in this role, he hoped to establish roots and start a family, so he shifted gears from “missiles to medicine”. He became part of a software development team working on one of the first Proton Treatment Planning Systems for visualizing and effectuating the dosing of Proton beam radiation treatment plans. Ken finished his career as part of the Management and Operations team for General Electric Digital Software, where he worked for 22 years.
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