Literary Ladies to discuss Gold Medallion Award Book ‘Vienna Prelude’


    By Marilyn Stroud
    Special to The PREVIEW
    The Literary Ladies Book Club (formerly the Senior Book Club) will meet Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ruby Sisson Memorial Library.
    This month’s book discussion is the first of a series of books from the Zion Covenant Book One, the “Vienna Prelude,” by American authors Brock and Bodie Thoene. They have written more than 65 works of historical fiction.
    Golden Medallion awards have been won by eight of their books that have been published in more than 20 languages.
    Elisa Lindheim, a Jewish/German violinist, has helplessly stood by as her rights as a Jew are slowly taken away. When her family and she tried to leave Berlin to take refuge in Vienna, Austria, her Jewish father is held for ransom by the Gestapo. Elisa seeks the help of an American journalist, John Murphy, as the noose draws tighter around the Jews in Germany and Austria. Together, Elisa and John must find her father and find a way to get him out of Germany to Prague for safety.
    Join us on Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. for our discussion of this book and what was going on in Germany under Hitler in the mid-1930s. You may be able to reserve the book at the library.