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War World II Romance
Five Star Review: The Day the Flowers Died is a Wonderful Holistic Love story. This book is a rare historical romance told with flare and passion. When I first received it I thought that it was going to be a dark and introspective sort of history of two people...but it is so much more. This book, which is fiction relates what it would have been like for two people, with totally opposing cultures, who fell in love at the beginning of one of the darkest periods in history...pre- war Germany. Ami has enormous talent and she delivers a love story that is not only profound, but engaging. I couldn’t put the book down and I am a very busy person with almost no time to read...I almost wished I had gotten the audio version. This is a must read for those that want to escape to another time...it will change something deep inside of you in a very positive way. Well done Ami! Thank you, Jeff Andrews Executive Vice President IPC Technologies, Inc.
Why did I write this novel? Many people ask me at book events how this book came to be...how did I know what to write about during a time period I never lived. Simply, I had a dream. The love between the two characters in my dream was so intense nothing felt more real. So, I wrote about their story, the story I felt in my dream...one night in Thailand while working as a teacher. Scouring the internet for history and youtube videos of that time period, I was easily saturated with images, sounds, and dialogue from the War World II era. Old videos of the German President, and Hitler and even some musicians and swing performers helped to recreate pre war world II Germany. I also found a lot of propaganda from the 30's. I heard stories from people who went through it, stories I read about and stories from other people. What people don't realize is that the pre-discrimination of the Jews and homosexuals, as well as many others, began early in the 20‘s as the Nazi’s spread their ideology, ripping apart German cities and ﬁnally culminated when hitler became chancellor in '34.
I hope everyone who reads this novel feels as much for these two characters, Eli and Rebecca, as I did in my dream and feels the wake of destruction the Nazi party thrust upon countless people. The Day the Flowers Died released: Jan 2010
Ami Blackwelder is a romantic suspense writer in the YA paranormal, adult scifi and adult historical genres. Sub-genres include thrillers, dystopia, urban, and steampunk. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand. Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA. Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine. http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com