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"Children of the Catastrophe is a mesmerizing story of love, of courage, of motherhood and of survival. Using vivid prose, Sarah Shoemaker immerses you in the lush and peaceful final years of a small Greek city that is invaded by the Turkish army with devastating consequences. It is a rich family saga that is heartening, tragic and, most of all, unforgettable."

-- Shelly Sanders, bestselling author of Daughters of the Occupation

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"With flair and heart, Mr. Rochester tells the story that legions of Jane Eyre fans have been waiting more than a century to hear. Sarah Shoemaker's impressive novel takes readers into the mind of one of literature's most vexing and compelling romantic heroes and paints a nuanced portrait of a man torn between responsibility and passion. A fresh look at a classic story, packed with historical detail, Mr. Rochester is a page-turning delight"
     -- Tara Conklin, bestselling author of The House Girl

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