genre: historical fiction
“We’re Nazis, Max. Everybody in Germany is Nazi—if they want to be safe.” Papa pulled up a chair and sat down, crumpling the newspaper in his hand. “We don’t have to think like them, son, but we’ve got to act like them—at least on the outside. Try to remember that. Okay?” Saarbrücken, Germany—1938 Change is in the air in Max Adams’s small village: The censorship of classic literature, the elimination of math and science courses, the addition of extra physical education classes. Along with thousands of other young men, he is forced into the Hitler Youth and is being groomed to become the next generation of Nazi soldiers. But as a faithful Latter-day Saint, how can Max serve the villain who destroyed his younger brother in his effort to create a Master Race—a man who is bent on tearing apart not only a single nation, but also the entire world? From the horrors of battle and the sorrow of separation from family to the privations of a prisoner of war, Carolyn Twede Frank’s groundbreaking novel The Hitler Dilemma is a poignant chronicle of one remarkable young man’s struggle to reconcile his sense of duty with his staunch opposition to the evil tyrant destroying the country he loves.
Carolyn is a fan of history, with its wealth of inspiring heroes and pernicious villains. Somehow, a touch or a ton of history seems to weave its way into each novel she writes. When a friend relayed to Carolyn how her father-in-law was a Hitler Youth against his will during WWII, Carolyn knew it was a story that needed to be told—and she wanted to write it.
When Carolyn is not working on a novel, she fills her spare time with grandchildren, gardening, and renovating houses. She currently lives in Kaysville, Utah where she runs a small business out of her home, which affords her the luxury of being an author.
She is currently working on the companion book to The Hitler Dilemma. Escape From East Germany is based on the story of Karin Adam, Max’s wife. The novel deals with Karin’s struggles growing up in East Germany under Russian rule, and how she ultimately escapes.
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