Daughters of Teutobod by Kurt Hansen

I really enjoyed the three different historical time lines and how the author wove all of them together. Reading about old folk lore that has been passed down from generations has always been interesting to me, to learn how they lived and the things that we still do today that was passed down generations from them. This novel follows the history of a family, starting with the daughters of the Teutobod and their persistence during the battle with the Roman army. The novel then moves a few hundred years forward and once again people are at war – it is WWII and we follow the family as they raise a family during this tumultuous time and loyalties get called into question. A family divided by their beliefs of the war that is raging on a different continent. A few decades later we follow Gretel who has become a fierce leader for women being in politics and a professor. Representing the US, she heads to France to for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of southern France for the story to come full circle. The site where her older brother died going against his fathers beliefs, and centuries ago where the Teutobod women once went to war. This was a very interesting historical read and I really enjoyed the three storylines.

Thank you to Bookgal for the invite and to the author and publisher for the free novel.

About the Novel

Daughters of Teutobod is a story of love triumphing over hate, of persistence in the face of domination, and of the strength of women in the face of adversity.

Gudrun is the stolen wife of Teutobod, the leader of the Teutons in Gaul in 102 BCE. Her story culminates in a historic battle with the Roman army.

Susanna is a German American farm wife in Pennsylvania whose husband, Karl, has strong affinity for the Nazi party in Germany. Susanna’s story revolves around raising her three daughters and one son as World War II unfolds.

Finally, Gretel is the infant child of Susanna, now seventy-nine years old and a professor of women’s studies, a US senator and Nobel laureate for her World Women’s Initiative. She is heading to France to represent the United States at the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of southern France, at the commemoration site where her older brother, who was killed in action nearby, is buried. The site is very near the location where the Romans defeated the Teutons.

Author Bio

Kurt Hansen is from Racine, Wisconsin, and has lived in Kansas, Texas, and Iowa. He has experience in mental health and family systems as well as in parish ministry and administration. He holds degrees in psychology, social work and divinity. Kurt now lives in Dubuque, Iowa with his wife of 44 years, Dr. Susan Hansen, a professor emerita of international business. Kurt is the author of Gathered (2019). Daughters of Teutobod is his second novel.

Website: authorkurthansen.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/revkurthansen

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LqVS8A

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62795806-daughters-of-teutobod

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