Dénia, Spain (PRWEB) October 27, 2013 -- Mankind’s character adopts a stance whereby goodness and weakness can and does triumph over evil on a personal level even when courage fails and the cost is high. Having lived under General Franco’s dictatorship as a child and not understanding the Spanish people’s tormented past at the time, author Jana Petken reveals a moving and compelling story inspired from the history of the Spanish Civil War with her publication, “The Guardian of Secrets” (published by AuthorHouse).
This book uncovers the tale of Celia Merrill, who flees England and fights to overcome her torturous past. Love and great happiness awaits her in Spain, but when war comes, it threatens to destroy everything she has built. Her four children are scattered onto battlefields, fighting under opposing banners. In the shadow of war, an evil villain watches and waits for the opportunity to destroy her and all those she loves.
Painting a vivid picture of violence, greed, abuse, war and power, Petken imparts a stark reminder that all wars benefit only the few and destroy the majority. It also reminds readers that love is even more powerful than the destruction of a nation and the hatred of man.
“The Guardian of Secrets” will have broad appeal because of the diversity of the story and its in-depth look at a Civil War. “It is a family saga that looks at the ever changing psychological effects war brings to each family member,” says Petken. “It has a colorful spectrum of characters, all of whom the readers will love or hate, cry with or laugh at.”
“The Guardian of Secrets”
By Jana Petken
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 714 pages | ISBN 9781481775748
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 714 pages | ISBN 9781491877920
E-Book | 714 pages | ISBN 9781491877937
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jana Petken is Scottish, but has lived in Spain for many years and grew up under the dictatorship of General Franco. When she is not writing, she spends her spare time translating for a charity that helps British patients at the local hospital. Being ex-military, she takes great interest in studying historical conflicts and the after-effects they have had on the country’s population.
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