The Star Under the City

Published July 1st, 2017

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“You won’t be able to put it down! The Star Under the City by Maggie Joy is a WWII novel full of adventure, daring escapes, love, trust, and heart ache. But most of all, it’s about the Stars.” ~Anna, book dragon, writer, and rain-lover

“This book is A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!! The storyline is thrilling, and the way the author makes you get to know the charecters is amazing. The story is very exciting, (it kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time) but it doesn’t sacrifice depth of character for action and excitement. The entire time I felt as if I was experiencing the story rather then reading it.” ~Malachi, author, story-teller, and adventurer.

“A very captivating and mysterious book that grabs the reader’s attention from beginning to end. It digs deep into the lives of the men and woman who fought for their homeland, and causes the reader to understand that there was more to the war than armies fighting against each other. Great story; great writing; equals great book.”  ~Elijah, musician, composer, and writer.

Back cover blurb:

When Ellen is suddenly orphaned and dropped alone into a strange city under tight Nazi control, she struggles to survive from day to day.

Her life takes an unexpected turn when she finds a mysterious, metal six-point star that is slightly different from the ‘Star of David’ all Jews are forced to wear.

Not only does the star feel like a sign of hope, but it sets her on a mission to find out what it really means. As she begins to wonder if she’ll ever find answers, she meets Lenz, and her life is flung into a whirlwind of danger and hardship, new friends and new enemies, and opportunities to learn trust and true sacrifice.

As she attempts to find her place in the conflict, she discovers she is a part of something so much bigger than she could ever imagine.

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A German: a WWII short story

Published September 13th, 2017

(companion to The Star Under the City)

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Back cover blurb:

A young pilot is shot down over Germany and captured by a ruthless group of Nazis during WWII. Faced with certain death and with fear pulling at his heart, will the American, hardly more than a boy, bravely answer the questioning with truth?

A german— one Nazi with a fierce battle inside.
A pilot— one prisoner with a secret Strength.
Each has something the other needs. Can they both be saved by working together?

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I can’t wait to publish more books, but until then I hope you enjoy my debut, WWII novel and its companion short story! Feel free to leave reviews!

~Maggie Joy