Seeking the American Dream
Book One in the American Dream series
and the next generation of the Moser family.
As a nurse, Anna Schmidt deals with the aftermath of a war-torn Germany on a daily basis. The destruction and suffering of WWII frame her existence until she meets an American GI, Neil Moser. His stories of ranch life in Montana, his quiet kindness and compassion, and the attraction that blossoms give her hope for a different life. Before their relationship develops, Neil is suddenly shipped out of Germany, and Anna is left with nothing but a yearning for what might have been.
Anna’s dreams are renewed when Neil writes to declare his love and proposes that she join him in America as his wife. After two years of endless paperwork, she is finally on American soil. But will Anna be able to overcome the language barrier and harsh Montana ranch life, to gain acceptance from his parents, and form a family in a country that still considers a German the enemy?
"With beautifully researched detail, haunting descriptions, and the authentic language of the heart, Heidi Thomas's Seeking the American Dream is a classic immigrant's tale, a domestic drama that shows the rebuilding of the world as planned at the kitchen table, enacted in the fields, and put into action in the financial, emotional, and psychological details of daily life. A story of longing--and finally of belonging--we see one woman's dream become the fulfillment of the American dream one step at a time."
- Mara Purl, best-selling author of the Milford-Haven Novels
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