Stephen King once wrote: ‘Fiction is a lie and good fiction is the truth within the lie’.
Without Yesterday: Mona’s War is an example of a fictional story interwoven with factual events. Set mostly in occupied France during WWII, a country existing on the lies perpetuated by Nazi Germany that it would become a major partner in Hitler’s ‘New Europe’, the novel draws on true events as a backdrop to the unfolding fictional story.
Born in 1914, Mona discovers her sexuality against a wartime background of prejudice, infidelity, romance and treachery. Mourning the loss of her younger brother, she embarks on a relationship destined to change her life. Experience the blitz, the subterfuge of the French resistance, the Nazi domination of Europe, the secret plans of one of Hitler’s henchmen and the tragic events that shaped the lives of future generations.
This compelling novel takes the reader on a journey from the aftermath of the Great War to the barbarism of the Nazis during the occupation of France in WWII. Confronted by collaboration and betrayal, Mona struggles to survive in a cauldron of lies and deceit where trust is a rare commodity. It is a gripping tale of resistance activities where deceit and betrayal thrive alongside threats and reprisals imposed by the occupying forces. Like the characters in the novel, the reader must determine what is the truth and what is a lie—a compelling adventure with credible characters and a plot of unexpected twists with no guaranteed outcome.