A Cardinal Sin
A Cardinal Sin an historic novel based on a true story. The story begins in the 18th century with Carl Behere. Many generations later baby Amber is born to Jani and Katrina Behere but Katrina dies soon after Amber's birth and Amber is raised by her aunt Maria. She misses her father and her brother JC and with JC's tragic death Amber inherits the family fortune. Her Aunt Nina takes Amber under her wing. At a nobleman's hunt she meets the love of her life - a forbidden love she must keep secret the rest of her life. Amber marries an aristocrat from an old noble family and the cherished young girl becomes a woman and a mother. She is widowed during the Great War, but carries on, helping her father with his business and as a young widow becomes a role model for the woman of the village. Under her calm smiling face, Amber hides a deep secret and a broken heart. Her daughter Tina becomes the center of her life and she is fiercely protective of her. After the death of her beloved aunt and uncle, she is thrust into a leadership role she hoped never to assume. She is forced to fight her greedy brother-in law in court. She flatly refuses Hitler's orders to become one of his army suppliers and as a result has to leave her home and life behind and flee to freedom in Montreal. Amber conquers all of the challenges life throws at her, except the one challenge she wished to conquer the most. This is a story of courage, perseverance and hard work, but most of all of love.
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