Award-Winning Debut Novel
2023 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Finalist Women’s Fiction
2023 Book Excellence Awards Finalist - Historical Fiction
2022 The Writers Lounge Book Shelf Award Winner
2022 Online Book Club - 1st Place Historical Fiction Book
2022 Firebird Book Awards - First Place, Historical Fiction
2022 American Book Fest "Best Book Awards" - Finalist
2022 Shelf Unbound "Best Indie Book" Award - Longlisted
2022 HFC Book of the Year Awards - Long Listed
2022 Readers' Favorite Five-Star Award Winner
2022 HFC Five-Star "Highly Recommended" Award Winner
2022 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist
2022 Incipere Awards - 1st place Historical Fiction
A Ukrainian rebel. Three generations of women bearing the consequences. A journey that changes everything.
When Ivanna opens the door to uniformed officers, her tranquil life is torn to pieces - leaving behind a broken woman who must learn to endure the cold, starvation, and memories of a man who died in the quintessential act of betrayal. Using her thrift, ingenuity, and a bit of luck, she finds a way to survive in Soviet Ukraine, along with her daughter, Yevtsye. But the question remains, will she be strong enough to withstand her daughter’s deceit and the eventual downfall of the nation she has devoted her life to? Or will the memories of her late husband act as a shadow haunting everyone and everything she loves, including Ionna, the granddaughter who never knew him?
In Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, Teri M Brown explores the tenacity of women, showing that even in grueling circumstances, they can, and do, experience all the good things life has to offer - compassion, joy, love, faith, and wonder.
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About the Author
Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, Teri M Brown came into this world with an imagination full of stories to tell. She now calls the North Carolina coast home, and the peaceful nature of the sea has been a great source of inspiration for her creativity.
Not letting 2020 get the best of her, Teri chose to go on an adventure that changed her outlook on life. She and her husband, Bruce, rode a tandem bicycle across the United States from Astoria, Oregon to Washington DC, successfully raising money for Toys for Tots. She learned she is stronger than she realized and capable of anything she sets her mind to.
Teri is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author who loves word games, reading, bumming on the beach, taking photos, singing in the shower, hunting for bargains, ballroom dancing, playing bridge, and mentoring others.