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Secrets and Forbidden Love Surface in New Historical Novel

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No Turning BackAlex and Katy Sail to America for a New Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The year is 1898. The first automobile is sold. The United States declares war on Spain. And Alex Meissen, son of a wealthy Austrian bureaucrat, falls in love with the beautiful maid Katy Thannen. No Turning Back (Ambassador International; September 2013; $14.99, paperback) tells their story of forbidden love and their doomed plan to make a new life together in America, an ocean away from their infuriated families.

Raven-haired Katy is determined to venture beyond the alpine fields of her birthplace. Taking a job as a maid for a wealthy family, Katy quickly catches the attention of the family’s only son, Alex. Alex’s father climbed the civil service ranks, developing an intolerance toward the peasant classes. So when Alex falls in love with the maid, his father is appalled.

Forbidden to marry, Alex devises a plan for them to sail to America to begin their life together far from the scornful eyes of their families. But the plan fails and suddenly there is no turning back.

About the Author:  Published in Christian magazines and newspapers, Joanne Wilson Meusburger has developed and marketed a line of greeting cards. She also co-authored Hope for Hurting People (Whitaker House) which has been translated into seven languages. Joanne lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she and her husband, Bill, enjoy volunteer work and eight of their ten grandchildren.

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